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Healthy Cookie Dough Dip

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Healthy Cookie Dough Dip… it’s like an unbaked form of those popular White Bean Chickpea Blondies.

I don’t know about you, but when I make the blondies, quite a bit of the raw dough gets consumed in the process! So I figured, why bother baking them at all? Especially with the summer weather approaching, this cookie dough dip is a great way to get your blondie fix without turning on the oven.

But will “normal” people like it?

Often, I’m unsure if a recipe with which I am in love will be a hit with the general population of people who aren’t used to healthy food. Yes, I have my wonderful taste-testing friends, but by now, they pretty much know that anything I’m asking them to taste will be healthy. Therefore, I worry their judgment might be biased (i.e. they might think, “Well, this is good… for a healthy dessert.) I don’t want my desserts to be good for a healthy dessert. I want them to be good, period.

The following is directly from my About Chocolate Covered Katie page.

I refuse to believe one must give up delicious food in order to be healthy… Healthy food can taste incredible when it’s prepared the right way.

Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

I brought this healthy cookie dough dip to a party. But I didn’t tell anyone it was healthy, and I didn’t tell anyone it was mine. I simply set the dip down on the table amidst the other snacks.

Something amazing happened…

People tried the dip. They went back for seconds. Then thirds. Everyone kept asking, “Who brought the cookie dough dip? I need this recipe!” And I can’t tell you how many girls said, “Ugh I gotta stop eating this stuff” or “Where are my fat pants?”

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip

When I finally admitted the dip was healthy (and that it contained chickpeas!), no one would believe me. Therefore, this chickpea cookie dough dip recipe is a winner.
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2015 edit: When I asked readers to vote for their top 5 favorite recipes from the blog to include in the new Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook, this cookie dough dip won by a landslide!

The recipe has been featured by Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, CNN, Shape, Glamour, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Huffington Post; and it has inspired bloggers everywhere to post their own versions of the now-famous dip on their blogs.

Cookie Dough Dip with Beans

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Healthy Cookie Dough Dip

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining)
  • 1/8 tsp plus 1/16 tsp salt
  • just over 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice (If you use peanut butter, it will have a slight pb cookie dough taste, so if you don't want this, try the Deep Dish Cookie Pie, unbaked. instead)
  • up to 1/4 cup milk of choice, only if needed
  • Sweetener of choice (see note below, for amount)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 to 3 tbsp oats (Ground flax will also work)
Total Time: 10m

Instructions

Add all ingredients (except for chocolate chips) to a good food processor, and process until very smooth. Then mix in the chocolate chips. (Some commenters have had success with a blender, but I did not. Try that at your own risk, and know the results will be better in a high-quality food processor such as a Cuisinart.) If made correctly and blended long enough, this should have the exact texture of real cookie dough!

See the following link for: Sugar-Free Cookie Dough Dip

Sweetener Notes: I used 2/3 cup brown sugar when I first made this for the party. Liquid sweeteners (agave, maple, etc.) are fine as well, as is evaporated cane juice. You can get away with less sugar– some people will be perfectly fine with just 3 tbsp for the whole recipe! And if you don’t want any sugar, be sure to check out the “no-sugar” version linked above.

white bean cookie dough dip

You can, of course, just eat this healthy cookie dough dip by the spoonful. For the party, I served it with graham crackers, but fresh fruit would also be nice.

Or, you could get crazy and dip in some of these Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Julia says:

    Wow, this looks DELICIOUS. As soon as I get a chance, I’m stocking up on chickpeas. All the recipes you’ve been posting lately are calling my name!

  2. Hela says:

    seriously?? like, SERIOUSLY?????? I am SO gonna make this asap!!! must remember to soak some chickpeas. omg, this looks delicious and I am sure it is perfect!!
    also I must remember your way of sneaking healthy goods to a party 😉
    I ♥ chickpeas and I ♥ your recipes!! (this said a chatterbox who is known for her speed when talking, but who is also a great listener :D)

  3. Karla says:

    Katie, I’ll make this tonight or tomorrow for my boyfriend. He’s about as anti-healthy food as they come. I’ll let you know the verdict! I know *I* will like it though 😉

  4. Gen says:

    So glad you posted this recipe!!!! 😀 It looks amazing!!
    I’m definitely a quiet person……its actually funny, because I “talk” more on my and on other people’s blogs than I do in real life.

  5. Flower says:

    Oh man, you’re a genius!… Are you really from planet earth? 😉

    I’m the quiet type of person. But am therefore very happy when I’m in a group with chatterboxes, makes everything more lively.

    1. I’m from planet chocolate! Oh I wish ;).

      1. Flower says:

        Lol! XD
        I’m sure you’d live in a chocolate house (unmeltable, of course). 🙂

        1. Nope, no chocolate house… I’d eat it too quickly and then I’d have no home! 🙁

          hehehe 🙂

  6. Leashieloo says:

    O.M.G. I love tricky food like this, totally making it for my BF.

  7. Grace says:

    I’ve been meaning to try dessert hummus for a while but I had some reservations but your experiment has me convinced:) I’m a chatterbox!

  8. Em says:

    this looks so awesome! AMAZING JOB!

  9. Little Bookworm says:

    Looking forward to the Brownie Batter recipe. 🙂 Love the Blondie Batter dip as well!

  10. I’ve always wished I was a chatterbox. Is that weird? I’m really more of a quiet type, but I always admire the confidence of people who have a lot to say.

    Your cookie dough dip looks incredible!

  11. O.M.G. You are a genius! I have to make this!!! Hmmm….we’re going camping/hiking this weekend, this would be a PERFECT snack!!

  12. Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free says:

    hehehe…..I love pb chocolate chip hummus 🙂 🙂 It is rather tasty and delightful!!! And duh! of course they liked it 🙂

  13. Brandi says:

    I can never tell when your post are too wordy, I just love reading them so much I never notice.

    Also I’m a extremely shy person. I think I am getting better at that though.

    I made the chickpea blondies with the brown rice syrup. They did end up being too gooey almost a persimmon pudding texture. That may be because I used coconut oil instead of apple sauce since I was all out. They also had a slight taste of can chickpeas without the bites of chocolate. Overall though they did taste delicious and I’d definitely make them again and again for a healthy slightly sweet snack. I may blog about them later this week. I was also thinking what if you made a savory version, or would that be kind of gross/weird?

    1. Woah, that sounds really cool! Almost like cornbread… I wanna try it!

  14. Peggy says:

    This recipe totally reminds me of this guy’s dessert hummus. It’s like you copied him without even knowing it! http://www.thewannnabechef.net/2011/01/11/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-dessert-hummus/ They both sound super yummy, definitely on my “to try” list 🙂

    1. Oh yes, I’ve seen a ton of dessert hummus recipes… as I told another commenter, the funny thing is that I never felt an interest in making dessert hummus or paying attention when someone posted a recipe for it… I think the name turned me off. But I guess my dip is pretty similar to dessert hummus; I didn’t even mean to make a dip… the recipe came about by accident when I discovered I liked the blondie BATTER better than the actual blondies I was making!

  15. Holly @ The Runny Egg says:

    I would love a bowl of cookie dough 🙂 Sounds great to me.

    I am definitely more quiet and am very observant of what is going on around me.

  16. Ragnhild says:

    Ah, I will dream about this tonight!! Cookie dough in a bowl, what could be better?! I need to try this! The only problem is you keep posting all this recipes, I never get around to try them 😛 But please continue, I love it <3

  17. Lauren says:

    I love that people loved it without knowing it was healthy! I’ve made a variation of cookie dough hummus before too, and it was amazing – I can’t wait to try your version!

  18. Sukee says:

    Yumm. I just made this. I added the optional flaxmeal which might have been a mistake for me because it came out tasting a little too flax-ey. But, no worries. I added a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder and a little vanilla and now it’s DELISH. And totally, decadently chocolate-covered. I’m eating it with a spoon.

    1. Good call… I always eat it with a spoon too. Oh no wait, sometimes I use my fingers! 😉

  19. mariah @ Apples "N" Oats says:

    ahh I’m bringing this to my friends birthday this weekend and doing your little test:)

  20. Faith @ lovelyascharged says:

    I’m a huge natural chatterbox. I guess that’s good, seeing as I write for a living! I’ve definitely bookmarked this – cookie dough is one of my favorite things ever, so a healthy version? Count me in!

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