Back in the day, blizzards were my jam. Creamy soft serve loaded with chunks of my favorite candy, chocolate sauce, or cookie dough bits— say no more! Sugar rush, here I come! I guess you can say I have a bit of a sweet tooth…
But as I became more health conscious and aware of what I was putting in my body, blizzards were no longer something I wanted to eat. All it took was reading the list of ingredients in my old favorites. Well, trying to read. Most of the ingredients were words I couldn’t even pretend to pronounce, which we all know is red flag number one. Not to mention to amount of sugar packed into those puppies. Somehow, they didn’t seem quite as appealing anymore.
Obviously, my eating habits have taken a 180 since my long lost blizzard days, but I still love indulging in sweets. I’m a firm believer in balance, and dessert totally fits into that balance, sometimes every day for me. And the idea of the blizzard is still a genius one, so why not lighten it up with whole ingredients to make a semi-healthy dessert that doesn’t make your body hate you after!? I have no reasons.
I originally played around with these Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Blizzards on New Year’s, but just finally got around to perfecting it this weekend. The timing was perfect because Saturday happened to be pumpkin & peanut butter’s 6-month blog anniversary! What better way to celebrate than with a homemade, oatmeal peanut butter cookie dough blizzard?!
So to all you ex-blizzard lovers like me out there, I insist you try this cookie dough blizzard. It has all those perfect blizzard qualities: creamy, sweet, loaded with mix-ins, but is made with a list of whole, healthy ingredients that your body will thank you for. I promise, you won’t be disappointed one bit!
Have a great week everyone 🙂