Over the past few months, Eric has been taking a Project Management Course to get his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. It hasn’t been easy on him juggling work, the 3.5 hour daily commute, studying, and building the deck at the same time! We’ve been looking forward to the completion of the course so he doesn’t have to spend his evenings studying.
He was under a lot of pressure to pass because his work was paying for the course and no one wants to tell their boss and coworkers they failed the exam. We joked that he probably studied more for this exam than for all his exams combined in university!
Wednesday, Eric wrote the 400-question PMP exam and he passed with flying colours! Whew.
We celebrated, Blizzard style… :)
I loved reading through your comments on what Blizzard flavours I should make next! So many great ideas. For my 3rd version, I decided to make a spin-off of DQ’s Brownie Batter Blizzard:
It boasts, ‘Double chocolate brownie batter blended with real fudge brownie pieces and creamy vanilla soft serve’
My previous two versions below:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Blizzard
The first thing I did was whip up some double chocolate brownie dough balls in the food processor.
Double Chocolate Brownie Dough Balls
Adapted from Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls.
Yield: 12 balls
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 12 Medjool dates (1 cup packed & pitted)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweet. coconut
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1. In a food processor, add the cashews and process until a fine crumb. Be sure not to over process and release the oils too much.
2. Now add in the pitted dates and process until chunky. Add in the rest of the ingredients (except walnuts) and process until a dough forms. Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Pulse in walnuts so they remain chunky. Add a bit more liquid sweetener if dough is too dry.
3. Form into balls and store in fridge or freezer.
Sweet & salty.
What’s not to love?
Double Chocolate Brownie Dough ‘Blizzard’
- Banana Soft Serve or your favourite ice cream
- Cocoa powder & peanut butter, to taste
- Brownie dough balls (from above)
- Toasted coconut, for garnish
1. In a food processor, process your desired amount of frozen bananas until a creamy soft serve forms. We use 3 large bananas for 2 people. OR, simply grab your favourite ice cream and scoop it into the processor.
2. Add cocoa powder and peanut butter, to taste and process until combined.
3. Crumble 2-3 brownie dough balls into the processor and pulse until just combined.
4. Scoop into bowls or glass and crumble another ball on top with toasted coconut, for garnish. Enjoy on a hot summer day!
I think this flavour would work better without banana soft serve. The banana was just a bit too pronounced in this combo. Next time, I might use Chocolate Coconut Bliss and do without the banana flavour coming through.
Otherwise it was fantastic!
I had to be quick with the photoshoot under the hot sun because I was making a huge mess, as usual!
Though, we clean up pretty well. ;)
Have a great Friday!
Congrats to Eric, that’s wonderful! And this looks amazing, something I must make for my hubby. :-) Thanks!
they look amazing, congrats to you both. xx
Oh MY gosh! I just finished my morning run an hour and I am drooling on my keyboard for one of these – can’t to try it! :)
I’m thinking of going from vegetarian to vegan, you recipes inspire me :)
Your Blizzards look amazing! I’d be vegan, but I can’t give up the ice cream/yogurt/honey quite yet…maybe some day :P
Oh my gosh… i am pregnant and have been wanting icecream for so long..but have YET to get it yet this pregnancy and im already 32 weeks!! I always knew it would make me feel terrible since I don’t handle dairy and sugar well, so i didn’t bother ever buying it. THANK GOD for your recipe! LOL. I just made this with frozen bananas and oh my gosh…it is even better then icecream! Thank you so much!! :) I love that you show ways to eat healthy without sacrificing taste! :) its just awesome!
These blizzards look amazing. So wish this could be my dinner tonight!
Yuuuum!!! I love how chocolate and banana taste together so I definitely wouldn’t mind the strong banana flavor! :) Also, congrats to Eric!!
You’re right…the bananas don’t work. I love bananas but this was just not the right thing…I’m amazed to find I do not like BSS. The brownie dough balls are great, though, and I will try again with some Coconut Bliss or maybe So Delicious.
What a great idea!
Loved these brownie balls! The texture was super and they were so fast to make, the hubs loves them too. Thank you for the recipe!
This is now at the top of my list for what to make this week. YUM!!!
Angela you are WONDERFUL!
Thank you so much for sharing your recipes and stories. I am newly vegan and struggling to find foods that I really like. I am giving myself time tho, since i have been eating meat for 40 something years before i chose vegan for health reasons.
i LOVE the brownie bites. They taste like milk duds to me, and since my hubby still likes a blizzard now and again… I can enjoy something similar.
Your web site is so beautiful. I was so excited to see all the yummy pictures. I tried the blueberry muffins, and have many more to try too! Thank you again!!
Thank you Nancy, that means so much to me!
The family wiped this out. It was a hit. Thanks!
Hi ! After trying the Peanut Butter blizzard last night, which was amazing, I think this one will be next on my list to try. I agree with someone, Heath blizzards are the best and definitely one that needs a healthy recipe made for it! Or mint cookie. Or coffee :)
PS- I’m confused… I thought all your recipes were vegan, but I’ve seen some that call for dark chocolate chips. Is it just assumed that you buy vegan dark chocolate chips? Because dark c.c. have milk in them, and I haven’t seen a vegan version, but if there is I’ll keep looking!
I know you published this recipe a few years ago but I just found it and made the recipe yesterday with great success! It satisfied my blizzard craving (and the fudge brownie blizzard is my favorite flavor!). I swapped out the walnuts for roasted pumpkin seeds which have nice crunch, flavor, and protein. I didn’t mind the banana flavor when combined with the cocoa powder and peanut butter (I used a heaping teaspoon of each for about two frozen bananas). Thank you for your delicious recipes! —Kitty
Hey Kitty, so glad you found this older recipe and enjoyed it :) Now I need to make it again as it’s been too long