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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. Moni'sMeals says:

    I love this recipe. I made one similiar a few weeks back from a HEAB post. 🙂 I serve mine with ghram crackers.

    I am Not so much a chatterbox… only when I am nervous I suppose!

    I love how you brought this recipe and did not tell anyone what was in it! I do that all the time to prove a point. hehe!

  2. Charissa says:

    Yes. I do. I would like this. a.s.a.p.

    Please bring it over, lol! 😉

  3. Kristie says:

    Um yes yes and more yes?! This looks perfect in every way. I’m often way more of a fan of the dough (for pretty much anything!) than the actual baked good so this recipe has my name stamped all over it. I’ve done the dessert hummus thing before and just love it but this takes it to a new level for sure. SO excited to try it!

    As for being a chatterbox, I’d say normally I’m more reserved. But I CAN definitely be a chatterbox with certain people, under certain circumstances, on certain topics. It really depends! If I’m on a tangent… I might never shut up 🙂 But I don’t talk about myself all that much so that keeps me pretty quiet in a lot of situations. I’m trying to bump it up a bit though, it can be kind of a pain shutting myself off from others.

  4. BD says:

    Katie, love your site – it is fantastic, just what I need right now! I’m a newcomer to Dallas (Allen) and find it hard to be one of the few Texans that don’t eat meat/cheese and the rest…think you could sympathize…!

    BTW, have you ever checked out http://www.veganfitness.net? An awesome site…saved me when I first switched over.

    1. I haven’t! I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the link! 🙂
      And yes LOL we are an anomaly here in brisket country!

  5. Serena says:

    Uhh, YES I want a big bowl of cookie dough. Healthy too? I think I’m in heaven.

  6. Tara says:

    I can be a total chatter box, but it depends on who I’m talking to. If I feel intimidated or I’m uncomfortable in any sort of way, I’m really quiet. If I have something in common with someone and I feel like they don’t mind listening, I can go on and on and on…
    This dip sounds like it would be best with the fingers! I don’t think I could even wait for a spoon!

  7. Michelle R says:

    I am SOO making this tomorrow! I am actually soaking a bag of chick peas now for hummus, how convenient!! YUMMY Thanks Katie!!! 🙂

  8. melissa @ the delicate place says:

    wow that is really sneaky! i wonder if other white beans would work like northern beans since they are a bit milder than garbanzos! i must try!

  9. kate says:

    I better start becoming a chatterbox because I just started my job at my university’s telefund! I basically hassle alumni for money and pray that they don’t yell at me lol :'(. I’m excited to get a paycheck from a job for the first time EVER so I can your recipes at my new house near my school :D. Can’t wait to have control over my own groceries!

  10. Marissa says:

    OMG you are a genius! I just made this and it was partially because i really didn’t believe it could be that good. I was wrong, it was THAT good! Thanks for another delicious recipe.

  11. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) says:

    this post never showed up in my reader…Weird but Im here now 🙂

    “But I don’t want my desserts to be good for a healthy dessert. I want them to be good, period.”–AMEN!

    Which is why i admit, i havent done the beans in desserts routine but you give me major hope. I am diggin the recipe! Seriously love anything “cookie dough” so will try this when Im back home!

  12. Sam says:

    Oh my goodness, that cookie dough dip looks fantastic! I’m pretty sure I have most of the ingredients to make this already, so after a trip to grab some chocolate chips I should be set.

    I am most definitely a chatter box. I find it difficult to limit the writing in my posts because I could talk for days! In the words of my 92 year old grandmother (to my fiance), “She sure talks a lot, doesn’t she?”

  13. What a brilliant idea! Definitely will be giving this one a go, everything on the shopping list already!

    1. I hope you love it! Also, I think your blog name is super-cute (ABC hehe)!

  14. LOVE this “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.”

  15. Sara says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and every now and then book mark a recipe I want tory. I haven’t gotten around to making any of them yet, but as soon as I saw this recipe I had to make it. I made it last night and added 4 teaspoons of equal to sweeten. I used wheat thins cinnamon stick thingies to dip. Oh my goodness, this is the most delicious dup I’ve ever tasted. I wanted to eat the whole bowl. The real test though was my boyfriend. I didn’t tell him til after what was in it. He was shocked! He loved it and doesn’t even like chick peas! Now I’m dying to bake the blondies!

    1. Haha I always get so excited to know that “normal” people (not just strange health nuts like me!) like one of my recipes!

  16. Kelsey says:

    After seeing the recipe and realizing I had everything needed (which never happens), I threw this together last night and ate about half of it with a spoon before I got out the graham crackers. The boyfriend took a bite and said, “Isn’t raw cookie dough bad for you?” I took some to work this morning and gave a bite to a co-worker who said “Isn’t it too early for cookie dough?” This really is amazing!

    1. It’s never too early for cookie dough! 🙂

  17. Omigosh this looks AMAZING- I need to make it asap!

    And I’m def a chatterbox and always have been. Growing up my teachers used to call me Chatty Cathy, which was a doll that my mom actually had growing up! I think my teachers liked it when I was so chatty about school- not so much when I was too busy talking with my friends 🙂 Oops!

  18. Liz says:

    Oh-me-oh-my…you come up with the most fantastic looking desserts…your blog name is sure fitting! Can’t wait to try!!

    P.S. Your hair looks too cute in braids!

    Have a fantastic day!

    Liz

    1. Aww thanks! My sister actually did it… while we were on a bumpy bus! She can french braid her own hair too. She’s really talented, that one ;).

  19. Katherine: Unemployed says:

    I’m so moody with if I’m chit chatty or not (probably directly related to my blood sugar)

  20. Nicole says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I’ve been on a candida-free diet now for about a month and have been going crazy with cravings for sweets. I’ve been greedily poring through your blog and finally went out to seek out some liquid stevia (have not been impressed with the crystal/powders I’ve tried before) to make this. I ended up throwing in cinnamon and cloves to cover up a bit more of the chickpea taste, but I’m wondering if maple extract would too… Also, I got my mom to eat some of it too- I don’t even think the WORD vegan had crossed her lips before, muchless any vegan dish 🙂 thanks for your inspiration!

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