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Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

Here it is – the original internet-famous healthy chickpea cookie dough dip!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

It’s like an unbaked form of the popular Deep Dish Cookie Pie.

I don’t know about you, but when I make that cookie pie, quite a bit of the raw dough gets consumed in the process!

So I figured, why bother baking it at all?

Especially with the summer weather approaching, this cookie dough dip is a great way to get your chocolate chip cookie fix without turning on the oven.

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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, for any dessert!

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Chocolate Covered Katie Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

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

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.

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Healthy 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?”

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Healthy Cookie Dough Dip Recipe With Chickpeas

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.

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 any of these Healthy Cookies Recipes!


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!

Above: Watch the video of how to make chickpea cookie dough dip!

The recipe has been featured by Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, CNN, Shape, Glamour, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Fox, ABC, and The Huffington Post.

With multiple celebrity fans and thousands of food bloggers posting their own versions of the secretly healthy cookie dough dip, it’s definitely worth all of the hype and something everyone should try… if you haven’t already!

You’ll be so surprised at how much it really does taste like actual cookie dough!

The Original Secretly Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip Recipe
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Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

How to make the original healthy chickpea cookie dough dip that will shock everyone who tries it!
4.9/5 (148)
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 3 cups


  • 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, or allergy friendly sub
  • up to 1/4 cup milk of choice, only if needed
  • Sweetener of choice (see note below)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips or sugar free chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tbsp oats, flaxmeal, or almond flour as needed to thicken


  • 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. You can get away with less sugar – some people will be perfectly fine with just 3 tbsp for the whole recipe! See the following link for: Sugar-Free Cookie Dough Dip.
    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!
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Be sure to also try these Black Bean Brownies!

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Also, if you want to make homemade vegan cookie dough ice cream, try stirring spoonfuls of the cookie dough into this Coconut Ice Cream recipe or my 4-ingredient Keto Ice Cream.

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Published on May 23, 2011

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  1. Emily says

    I second Carrie’s comment!

    I was reading Food Network Magazine and it said some people have a certain gene that makes them love creamy foods. I think I have it! I like cookie dough more than cookies, frosting more than cake, and ice cream is definitely my favorite dessert.
    And I guess this answers the question of “Are you a chatterbox?”

  2. Patty says

    looks delicious! question: if you don’t have a sweet tooth, why do you only make desserts? I know you want to prove that “healthy can tast naughty” but if you don’t like the taste of “naughty” then what’s the point of replicating it to begin with?

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      I guess it does sound funny that someone who writes a dessert blog doesn’t have a sweet tooth… but all I mean is that I don’t like my desserts sweet. I still like dessert!!! I just love rich desserts better than sweet ones, if that makes any sense. Like really dark chocolate desserts. Or creamy desserts.
      I’m not big on sweet things like candy or syrup-y dessert… or even things like sorbet. (Some of my recipes, like the cake batter doughnuts, were made more with my readers in mind than me.) But I love desserts like chocolate fudge cake or dark chocolate brownies or pudding.

      • Heather says

        You said this a while back, but I have to say that I am glad to find I’m not alone. I like a touch of sweetness but I dislike most regular strictly sweet things. I still crave them at times but I have such a fondness of “creamy”. One of my favorite ice creams is very creamy and milky tasting, but not so sweet. Though, I’m trying to omit non-fruit sugar and it is probably still astoundingly too sugary. Worried if I try this (or your dates version) – I might just get too addicted and literally eat the whole bowl. 🙂

        Thank you so much for healthy, rich recipes – that I feel like I could trust to actually taste good since you have a similar flavor preference.

  3. Cait @ Beyond Bananas says

    Sometimes, I am a chatter box.. and then sometimes I am in silent mode. It is funny – when I am at work, I kind of stay off in my own corner of the building.. because I have stuff to do. I went out with a bunch of teachers a while back.. and there were SHOCKED.. they were like.. WOW.. you talk.. and you talk a lot!

    It depends on the environemnt, I suppose!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      LOL I saw a TON of bloggers make cookie dough hummus a few months ago, but I never felt an interest in getting in on the trend… I think the name turned me off. But I guess my dip is pretty similar to that; 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! 🙂

  4. Hannah says

    Everything you make looks insanely delicious- I hate my cooking being on hiatus due to exams! My friends and I are planning on having a CCK based celebration picnic after our exams; this dip is definitely added to the list of recipes 🙂

  5. VEGirl says

    Oooooh.. tasty! My personality depends on who I’m with– when with people I;m comfortable with, I can be sort of chattery, like low-key high energy (does that make sense?), and crack lots of jokes. Other times I can have a total diplomatic conversation with someone, like at an event I’m hosting.

    Frankly I don’t even know my personality that well! It feels like the person I’m naturally inclined to be goes in and out sometimes!

    • VEGirl says

      So I made this before I left the house, let it refrigerate for a couple hours, and when I got home I totally dug in.

      Oh. My. Cookies. This is so delicious! I stevia sweetened it, and put in half the falx (I think I’ll only put a tablespoon in next time), and used normal chocolate chips. They provided just the right amount of sweetness to the dip :). I just ate about a third of the batch, with some corn chips and a spoon ad Dippers. I guess I;m a piggy, too (although that is a compliment in my book :D). I love the lovely flavor the pb imparts, and how it thickens perfectly into cookie dough texture in the fridge. I think it would make a fabulous sandwich (peanut butter and cookie dough sandwich, anyone?).

      Thanks again!

  6. Marsha says

    Hi, Katie.
    I really enjoy your recipes and will have to try the blondie batter dip at a social gathering some time soon. Often times I have trouble finding the particular recipe that I’m looking for on your site. I have several favorites and am always having to click through several pages before I can find any of them. Have you considered making one big recipe table of contents or list of links so it is easier? Either that, or I’ll have to just copy each favorite I find into my own CCK word doc.

  7. Brittany says

    I love that you just set it down to see what would happen! Too many people get the wrong idea if you mention the word “healthy” and it alters their opinions and taste! This dough looks divine!

  8. 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!

  9. 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)

  10. 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 😉

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. Megan says

    I’m a total chatterbox! I could have a have a 20 minute conversation with a brick wall!
    And that dip sounds SO good! I know what I’ll be snackin on today. 🙂

      • Julia says

        Nope! I taste SO yummy! Even my kids love it 😉 It really taste SO good. I use mini chocolate chips so you get more chocolate it every bite 😀

      • jen says

        I used half the chickpeas bc they had a strong taste, and used more oats, PB and a little coconut butter with agave. My partner was wowed

        • Elyse says

          It is important to wash the chickpeas REALLY well, otherwise they do become a bit of a dominant flavor. It’s worth it, though, this batter is really good! 🙂

        • Holly says

          I only use chickpeas that I cooked for this recipe. Canned chickpeas have a strong funk to them imo. I cook big batches of chickpeas and freeze what I can’t use that day. They have a much cleaner taste this way.

      • Kine says

        Most people won’t. My younger son has a discerning pallet and can taste the chickpea in that it tastes more like a Peanut butter cookie – just something other than straight traditional cookie dough. But anyone else I’ve tested it on (kids serve this to their unknowning visiting friends a lot) and no one else has ever turned it down!

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