It is so crazy how much this healthy and sugar free cookie dough dip not only looks like cookie dough but actually tastes so much like real cookie dough!
On Friday night, my original healthy cookie dough dip recipe went viral, with over 2 millions views!
It’s been such a wild past few days!!! Thank you so much to everyone who’s been sharing it! With so many more people finding that post, I spent yesterday afternoon doing something I’d meant to do for a long time: creating a sugar-free version of the cookie dough dip.
Since posting the original recipe, I’ve received a lot of requests for a sugar-free option, but until now, the only suggestion I had was to replace the sugar with stevia.
I don’t recommend using only stevia in this recipe; very few people will think the result tastes good. Instead, here is a new sugar-free version that does taste good– sweetened only with fruit!
Do you ever watch the amount of sugar you eat?
A lot of people will probably disagree with me on this, but I don’t believe sugar is the devil. I think it’s fine in moderation. However, it seems like the more sugar you eat, the more you crave. Then it becomes a problem, because–if you’re anything like me–too much sugar makes you feel sick and lethargic.
When I was in high school and hated being skinny, I put myself on an incredibly high-sugar diet. (Multiple slices of layer cake and ice cream pints per day. I wrote a post about this, awhile back.) Once I realized the source of my lethargy was all the sugar, I drastically changed my eating habits.
Now, since I eat very little sugar, I find that I don’t crave it at all. People always ask why I have a dessert blog if I don’t like sweets. The answer is that I still do love desserts; I just like them creamy and rich, not sweet and saccharine.
I might not like sugar, but I sure do love dessert!
No Sugar Cookie Dough Dip
(No Sugar!) Cookie Dough DipPrint This Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can, drained) (250g after draining)
- heaping 1/8 tsp salt
- tiny bit over 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup nut butter of choice (If you use peanut butter, some people say it has a slight "pb cookie dough" taste, so you can sub oil if you don't want that.)
- 1 and 1/4 cups pitted dates (I used SunMaid, from a regular grocery store)
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips OR broken-up raw Homemade Chocolate Bars
- 2 tbsp oats (You can omit if desired)
- milk of choice as needed, depending on the consistency you want (I used a few tbsp)
In a bowl, cover the dates with 1/2 cup water. Let this sit for at least 8 hours. Then add all ingredients (including the dates’ soaking liquid), except chocolate chips, to a food processor (for best results, not a blender) and process until very smooth. This can be served as a dessert dip, as a spread (maybe in between apple slices or crackers?), eaten with a spoon, mixed into oatmeal, stuffed into cupcakes, or even used to top pancakes!
Be sure to check out the original version: Healthy Cookie Dough Dip
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