The song: “Midnight Snack” by The Donnas (lyrics)
The foodstuff: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip from Vegan Junk Food
The connection: “Baby you’ve got the right attitude / You know that [vegan] junk food gets me in the mood”
I had so much trouble choosing a recipe to go with this song, y’all! Basically anything and everything dreamed up by Lane Gold in Vegan Junk Food is fair game – but the “Savory Treats” section? Shut the front door! Pretzel Bars. Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips. Candied Almonds. Caramel Popcorn. Root Beer Float Cupcakes. Okay, so that last one appears in “Cakewalk,” but given the song lyrics – “And then you made me a rootbeer float / But we finished it before you took off your coat” – I’d be remiss not to include it.
Of all these oral delights, I decided to go with the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip: sticky, sweet, trashy, devoid of any nutritional content – and, perhaps most importantly, easy to make, with no baking or hot appliances necessary. (The last thing you want to deal with when drunk-baking at 2AM is hot oil or rotating blades.) The most dangerous part of this recipe is the hand mixer – and it’s optional!
Vegan cream cheese functions as the base in this Cookie Dough “Dip,” giving the finished product a decidedly cheesecake-like feel. Gold includes both powdered and brown sugar for double the sweetness, and walnuts and chocolate chips for extra chunkiness. The dip is fairly creamy and smooth right out of the mixing bowl, but you can pop it in the fridge or even freezer for a firmer dessert. (In fact, I’d love to try running a batch of this through my ice cream machine, as I suspect it’d taste even better frozen. Alas, I polished it all off before I was able to test. Boo me!)
Gold recommends serving it with graham crackers (yes, yes, and yes), but it’s nearly as good licked right off the spoon (or a greedy finger). If you really wanna get weird (and I know that you do!), eat it with potato chips.