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(No Sugar!) Cookie Dough Dip

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!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip. No flour, no sugar, no guilt cookie dough @choccoveredkt

No Sugar Cookie Dough Dip

On Friday night, my original Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip went viral, with over 2 millions views!

It’s been such a wild past few days.

Thank you 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.

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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!

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Sugar Free Cookie Dough Dip

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 that included multiple slices of layer cake and pints of ice cream every day.

It was super fun for a while… until I went off to college and started eating even more sugar, with very few vegetables finding their way into my daily diet. I was tired all the time. 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 desserts that are anywhere near as sweet. 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!

The Original Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip Recipe (No Sugar)
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Sugar Free Cookie Dough Dip

This healthy and sugar free cookie dough dip not only looks like cookie dough but tastes surprisingly like cookie dough too!
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  • 1 can chickpeas or white beans (For low-carb, try this Keto Cookie Dough Dip)
  • heaping 1/8 tsp salt
  • heaping 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice
  • 1 and 1/4 cups pitted dates (I used SunMaid, from a regular grocery store)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips OR Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tbsp oats or almond flour, optional
  • milk of choice as needed (I used a few tbsp)


  • *Using peanut butter will give a peanut butter cookie dough flavor. If you prefer a more neutral taste, you can use almond butter, cashew butter, regular butter spread, coconut butter, or oil.
    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: Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

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Published on September 27, 2011

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  1. Faith @ For the Health of It says

    I’m with you on condoning sugar, actually. I don’t let myself go overboard, but I almost always have a sweet treat every day (and no, I’m not talking about the over-cliched single square of dark chocolate most bloggers “indulge” in). A small cupcake, a muffin, a big ol’ cookie…gotta have something with a little sugah! Same with salt – they aren’t the best for you, but I don’t feel the need to set an upper limit for what I have. Just a touch is enough, and my body will let me know when Ive had too much!

  2. Gloria says

    I was SO happy when I saw some non-vegan friends posting links on facebook to your deep-dish cookie dough pie recipe. Congrats on all your success with the blog! I love desserts and “sweets” but like you I obstain from sugar. I would get really bad crashes hours later and sometimes suffer for days with poor digestion. I actually love the taste of NuNaturals stevia so I don’t miss my “sweet”. The cookie dough dip is one of my favorite recipes of yours (right along with the coconut butter fudge and cashew banana cream cheese frosting – love my fats!) so I can’t wait to make this!!!!

  3. Aine @ Something to Chew Over says

    What great food photography! 🙂

    I keep an eye in sugar in the form of junk but when it’s in fruit I really don’t care!

  4. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says

    Oooh, that sounds good! Like a gooey LaraBar with chickpeas! I dig it! That sounds deeeelish. And congrats on your post going viral! I love that. 😀 Enjoy, girl!!

  5. Lenna says

    I also believe that the less sugar you get, the less you crave/need. I don´t eat much sugar, because I don´t have much of a sweet tooth…but I also don´t think that it is evil. You just have to do the “moderation thing” 🙂

  6. Ragnhild says

    I love how this is sweetned with dates! Dates are my favorit way to sweeten thing!

    Im like you on this one! I love love love chocolate, but only the dark one (86%-100%), and if it is brownies/ice cream or whatever, it needs to be the darkest, richest kind!
    And yum yum, fats all the way!
    I never crave SWEETS either, just darkness and rich-ness 🙂

  7. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather says

    Katie, this looks awesome! I love the use of dates here… And chickpeas too!

    It’s funny how sugar is such an energy sucker, after the initial high. I try to limit my sugar to more natural sugars like maple, honey and brown rice syrup.

  8. Rebecca says

    This recipe sounds divine 🙂 I agree with you on craving sugar. I will crave sugar on its own occasionally, but normally in something naturally sweet like berries, syrup, chocolate etc. Though once you have unnatural sugar, you want more. It doesn’t make me feel sluggish in small amounts or even in the form of desserts, but if I do have too much my body will get sluggish.

  9. Kristin @ STUFT Mama says

    So excited for you that that post went viral! You (and that dip) deserve it! 🙂 I’ll have to try the sugar free version since I have forsure tried the original one (more than once). 🙂
    I have the same issues with sugar. I can totally tell when I’ve been eating too much of it. Cranky, tired, lazy, etc. Not a pretty picture. I try to stay away from it and stay close to your blog instead. 🙂

  10. Lisa Jo says

    This looks great! I kinda wanna make a cookie dough smoothie with it. Coconut milk and frozen bananas, a lil ice if more frothiness is needed and the cookie dip. Could even be higher protein for an after workout shake with some soy or pea protein added. I think I may try that this weekend.

  11. Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection says

    I agree with you about eating sugar…I think it’s fine in moderation but I too find that the more I eat of it the more I crave it. Luckily when I need to scale back the amount of sugar I’m eating it gets easier after that first initial change.

  12. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says

    Congrats on your post going viral. I’ve had that happen and it’s fun. I saw that recipe of yours on FG and knew it would take off onto other sites too!

    Sugar, not the devil. In moderation. But yes, the more you eat the more you crave it seems. For me at least.

    I do love my sweet desserts but also they have to be dense and rich, i.e. with some fat (butter, nut butter, oil, etc) or it’s just an unsatisfying sugar-fest. So yes, sugar + fats = the best kind of desserts 🙂

    • M says

      How do you know if a post qualified for “going viral?” In other words, how many hits is “viral”? I think ALL your recipes have gone viral, CCK! I see them all over the blogsphere everyday! 🙂 🙂

        • Mandee says

          WOW!!! congrats! This is def my fav that I’ve tried on your site! I just made it again with the dates… It’s chilling in the fridge right now. Ok I waited and got to try it. Using the dates is soooo much better! I’d have to add extra Nut butter or sugar to mask the bean taste, but the dates are awesome! No sugar needed! I prefer it this way, yippee! I omitted the oats and used 1/4 c of a mix of PB2, sunflower butter and reg PB… It was so good! I just had a couple spoonfuls for dessert 😉 Thanks CCK!

  13. Pure2raw twins says

    wahoo for chocolate chip dip!! congrats on the love

    and yes we love our fats more than sugar 🙂 but still love dessert! we have the same taste

  14. Mary @ Bites and Bliss says

    I want!! I want I want! I NEED! haha 😉 But seriously, I’m bookmarking this for next time I get a can of chickpeas. Amazing. 🙂

  15. Rande @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen says

    I DO tend to watch sugar because that whats feels best to me, thats why I love that you have so many recipes with stevia options!

  16. BroccoliHut says

    I agree! Sugar is not so bad–I actually think it’s way better than the chemical reformulations of it both in HFCS and artificial sweeteners. If you want sweet, go for the real thing in moderation!

  17. Victoria says

    Reallyyyyyyyy just wanna make this and eat it with a spoon.

    As for sugar, I definitely limit it, but I think a little raw, unrefined sugar is ok. Refined sugar = gross. And it tastes horrible! I don’t know how people could use refined sugar their whole lives, give raw sugar a try, and continue using the refined junk.

  18. Alexa @ SimpleEats says

    I really don’t watch my sugar intake! Definitely when it comes to processed, fatty sugary foods I do. But I think some chocolate and fruit from sugar is awesome fuel!

  19. Katie @Nutrition In A Peanut Shell says

    There was a time where I was counting how much sugar I ate (Oh hey 100 grams of sugar), but I found most of it (like 60 grams) were coming from apples and bananas and yogurt (go figure), so I’ve just cut back on things like HFCS. I can’t say I notice much of a difference, but since I’ve cut out (most) splenda, I feel 200% better.

  20. Alexia @ NamasteYoga says

    I dont have a huge sweet tooth and that’s why I love your dessert recipes. I do not like too sugary, or artificially sweetened things so i live of my homemade cocoa balls and “goji explosions”- i love to use fruit (dates, raisins) as sweetener and just recently started using stevia. I am on your side with the fat- def prefer it to sugar.

  21. megan @ Foodie Cycles says

    WOW! this looks amazing.. QUESTION- What kind of Nut Butters are you guys using? I’m going to try making it this weekend! Yummmmmm 🙂

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