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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 (167)
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!
    View Nutrition Facts


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.

Your life might never be the same again…

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Published on May 23, 2011

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  1. Serena Young says

    LOVED them!! I blew my entire family away with this dip and we ate it all up in one night! I used Hü chocolate gems (only 3 ingredients) as my chocolate chips and they came out delicious! Definitely will give this one another round!

  2. Janette says

    My daughter requested this recipe as frosting on a chocolate cake for her 16th birthday. It turned out fabulous especially if you don’t care for overly sweet cake frostings. Thanks for this recipe.

  3. Lo says

    I just made this and I was curious if the thick liquid from cooking my own chickpeas might work in place of the peanut butter. It did! It needed a little more thickening so I used 5 tbs flax meal and a a tbs oatmeal. Swerve brown sugar for sweetner. Baking powder instead of baking soda because someone in my family is sensitive to that baking soda flavor. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Jackie says

    I looked at the nutrition information provided and I don’t understand how the “90 calories per 1/4 cup” was calculated. Calculating only the 4 main ingredients, I get:

    1 1/2 cup Chickpeas 315
    1/4 cup Peanut Butter 380
    1/3 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips 373
    2/3 cup Brown Sugar 463
    TOTAL 1531

    Once everything is blended, it only makes about 2 cups, which would be 8 servings of 1/4 cup. That’s 191 calories per serving with just the 4 main ingredients. Am I missing something???

  5. CJ G says

    I was BLOWN AWAY at how good this is. I don’t even like chickpeas but wanted to give it a try and it was actually delicious. Plus it has protein from the chickpeas, which we could all use more of! Thanks for sharing this with the world!

  6. James says

    “Health food” blogs/companies always base the calories off of the lowest calorie count ingredients or methods they mention. If you look back at the recipe you’ll notice she says “or sugar free chocolate chips,” and “some people will be perfectly fine with just 3 tbsp.” It also conveniently says “sweetener of choice” which technically could be a zero calorie option such as stevia or Splenda. The nutrition table is based off a zero calorie sweetener (or none at all) but does specify below it that caloric sweeteners bump the calories up from 60 to 90.

    1 1/2 cups Chickpeas = 360 calories
    (Almost every brand has 120 per 1/2c on their labels)

    1/4 cup Peanut Butter = 360 calories
    (PB is typically 170/180/190, I’m going middle ground with 180)

    1/3 cup SUGAR FREE semi sweet chocolate chips = 240 calories

    3 Tbsp brown sugar = 135 calories

    Total comes to 1,095. For her calculations she said it yielded 3 cups (12 portions), but that really depends on how loose or thick you make it. 1095 divided by 12 is 91.25 calories.

    But let’s be honest. If you put one batch made with 2/3c of sugar and regular chocolate chips next to another batch with 3T of sugar and sugar free chocolate chips, 99% of people will prefer the sugary batch.

  7. claudemiro M. Silva says

    I loved this recipe and I recommend it to everyone who wants to learn it too.

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