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What’s in that dessert?!

Hi Pies! 

Chocolate-Chip Cookie Pies, of course.  

You probably got more than enough chocolatey photos in yesterday’s post to satisfy even the most enormous cookie-dough craving.  But I found one more that I forgot to post: 


Gooey, melty, chocolatey Deep-Dish Cookie Pie

Is there another word for gooey? I keep using it over and over to describe this pie! Maybe fudgey? That word definitely applies to the pie as well.  

I am Katie, queen of… beans? 😕 

This beans-in-dessert thing is getting out of hand! And I still have recipe ideas for bean-y muffins, cake, and brownie batter! I’ll hold off on those recipes for at least a few weeks, to give those of you who are not-so-enamored of beans a break. Tomorrow’s recipe post has nothing to do with beans. For today, though, here’s a look back at all my garbanzo-filled desserts: 


Blondie Batter Dip 


Chocolate-Chip Blondies 


Snickerdoodle Blondies 


Snickerdoodle Dip 

And finally, yesterday’s gooey-licious pie: 


Deep-Dish Cookie Pie 

Question of the Day: 

Do you ever hide “strange” ingredients in your foods?

Spinach in smoothies, pumpkin in brownies, avocado pudding… 

I love surprise desserts. Remember my Spinach Ice Cream?

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Published on June 1, 2011

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  1. Cait @ Beyond Bananas says

    I don’t think I hide “strange” ingredients in my food.. but I will be as soon as I get some chick peas!

    However.. strange to some of my friends.. include sugar subs rather then sugar (applesauce.. bananas, etc) .. they even think it is strange for me to use flour other then white.. so from that sense, I suppose people who don’t have a view of eating liek I do.. think ALL my food is strange!

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says

    I definitely do – from spinach and avocado in my smoothies to my favorite Mexican black bean brownies. They taste amazing! Last night I made pulled “pork” BBQ tacos with jackfruit and is was wayyyy better than any “normal” BBQ I’ve had.

    I find that making dishes healthier forces creativity that pays off big time in the deliciousness-factor. 🙂

  3. Bethany Davis says

    Yes! Most recently, applesauce in our pizza sauce! 2 cans tomato paste + 3/4 c. applesauce + assorted spices, a little cayenne, and a dash of hot sauce. Yummy!!! This week will try…mushroom gravy on mashed cauliflower/potatoes! ( :

  4. Albizia says

    I would eat any strange combination if that’s exactly what I want at a particular moment. Only I can crave custard caramel and a fish sausage at the same time so for me using beans for baking doesn’t look strange at all 🙂 .

    • Melissa says

      Fish. Sausage. O.o Xp
      I’ve never heard of such a thing and … sorry but ewwwww.

      Pre-gan, I liked fish baked/broiled but I never got the draw of fish tacos or things like that.

  5. Heather says

    I am waiting for an occasion to use your blondie recipe since I love black bean brownies they are so fudgey and moist. I am looking forward to the cinnamon roll recipe, they are a weakness of mine!

  6. Jenny says

    I love, love, love putting greens in my smoothies. Not only spinach, but mint too – to bump up the flavour for a mint-chocolate smoothie/milkshake. And your spinach ice cream is awesome, by the way, It’s one recipe that I make several times a week… Yes, I’m also guilty of avocado in puddings! 🙂 Chococado pudding~

    I like the surprise desserts you come up with! The surprise is always pleasant: hidden healthy benefits from something that tastes absolutely delicious. Keep up the awesome work – you know we all appreciate it!

  7. Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey says

    I have to say, Katie, I am LOVING all these new desserts. They are so different and unique. I absolutely love them! We are having company over this Sunday and I am TOTALLY making this cookie dough pie!!

  8. Angela says

    I can’t say I hide things in desserts anymore as most people know that my desserts are not always what they appear to be. Lol. They always ask how I modified something. I love the idea of this pie and using beans, but as mentioned yesterday by some people all of the brown sugar scares me. Did anyone make it with any other types of sweeteners with success?

  9. Lori says

    I always hide ingredients in foods. My kids expect it now. They just laugh and ask “so whats in this?” I always make them taste it first, they like and then I tell them! They are now shocked if I don’t put something “strange” in!

  10. Lisa Fine says

    I love the idea of adding beans to baked goods, since we can all use their nutrients and fiber.

    I love adding spinach or lettuce to my smoothies, since there’s usually an abundance of both in my garden come summertime.

  11. Lisa says

    i always use applesauce instead of oil, without a doubt. I like the fluffy consistency it gives the products! altho, butter is something I find hard to replace. nothing beats that buttery taste!

  12. Katelyn (new kid on the vegan block) says

    After commenting over on Averie’s blog about beans in desserts, I realized I never updated you on my version of the bean blondies subbing in brown rice syrup for sugar. They were good, but not very sweet, I don’t know if the brown rice syrup makes the difference or not. I actually ended up just keeping them and eating them as a breakfast item with some more almond butter on top. A nice change of pace for breakfast 🙂

  13. Alyssa says

    I love adding “strange” ingredients to food! I like Missy Chase Lapine, who calls herself “The Sneaky Chef.” She puts vegetable purees and beans and the like into a lot of her recipes.

    Any bean recipes you wanna post here are OK by me, lol!

  14. Jennifer JCD says

    Yes, yes, and yes… I’ve ‘hidden’ all those things before, and then some. Never intentionally hiding them to be devious, but because they add something extra to a recipe that you cannot get otehrwise. You know, a ‘secret ingredient’. Blended avocado in muffins or smoothies, frozen banana ice cream, kale smoothies, sweet potato brownies… yep… everyone thinks it’s weird until they try it and love the taste. 🙂

    Keep the ‘secret ingredient’ recipes flowing. Yeast-free cinnabun scrolls sound delish!!!

  15. Holly @ The Runny Egg says

    They may seem strange to some people, but to me avocados/spinach/beans/applesauce/pumpkin/etc are pretty normal!

    I had a comment on my blog last week about a chocolate cake made with sauerkraut??? Now THAT seems strange to me!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Wha??? I love cabbage, but that seems to be taking it too far! Then again, you never know until you try it, right? When I was little, I used to take Nutella sandwiches to school, and all my friends thought it was strange. But now, years later, Nutella is all the rage. So maybe in 20 years, we’ll all be eating sauerkraut cake? I certainly hope now, but who knows?!

  16. Nicky says

    OMG I’m sooo excited for some more recipes – beany muffins?! Ummm yes please! Can’t wait for the yeast free cinnamon rolls too!! I’m addicted to cinnamon 🙂
    I only really hide ‘strange’ ingredients like the beans in desserts, spinach in smoothies and pumpkin in brownies too. My friends think all my food is strange – but awesome haha! I’ve converted them all 😛

  17. Ashley says

    I’m super excited for the icecream recipe!! I haven’t quite got the hang of the icecream recipes yet, but I’ll keep trying. I dont care what’s in the recipes, as long as they taste good 🙂

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