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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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Chickpea Cookie Dough

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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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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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!

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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!

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!

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 (145)
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 3 cups

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, 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

Instructions

  • 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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Notes

Be sure to also try these Black Bean Brownies!
 
 

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Published on May 23, 2011

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  1. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) says

    WOAH well I know what I’m making tomorrow…!! 😀 YOU ARE SUCH A CHOCOLATE COVERED GENIUS and you can have my legs or whatever any day if I can have that chocolate covered BRAIN of yours!! Totally making this ASAP! 🙂

  2. Brandi says

    I can never tell when your post are too wordy, I just love reading them so much I never notice.

    Also I’m a extremely shy person. I think I am getting better at that though.

    I made the chickpea blondies with the brown rice syrup. They did end up being too gooey almost a persimmon pudding texture. That may be because I used coconut oil instead of apple sauce since I was all out. They also had a slight taste of can chickpeas without the bites of chocolate. Overall though they did taste delicious and I’d definitely make them again and again for a healthy slightly sweet snack. I may blog about them later this week. I was also thinking what if you made a savory version, or would that be kind of gross/weird?

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Oh yes, I’ve seen a ton of dessert hummus recipes… as I told another commenter, the funny thing is that I never felt an interest in making dessert hummus or paying attention when someone posted a recipe for it… I think the name turned me off. But I guess my dip is pretty similar to dessert hummus; 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!

  3. Holly @ The Runny Egg says

    I would love a bowl of cookie dough 🙂 Sounds great to me.

    I am definitely more quiet and am very observant of what is going on around me.

  4. Ragnhild says

    Ah, I will dream about this tonight!! Cookie dough in a bowl, what could be better?! I need to try this! The only problem is you keep posting all this recipes, I never get around to try them 😛 But please continue, I love it <3

  5. Iris says

    This looks awesome, and I know exactly what you mean about wanting everyone to like your food, not just health nuts! I sometimes make something and think it tastes amazing and sweet, and then I give it to my boyfriend, and he goes, “Uh…could use some sugar.” So the fact that this was a hit with everyone is a sure sign it’s delicious!

  6. Lauren says

    I love that people loved it without knowing it was healthy! I’ve made a variation of cookie dough hummus before too, and it was amazing – I can’t wait to try your version!

  7. Sukee says

    Yumm. I just made this. I added the optional flaxmeal which might have been a mistake for me because it came out tasting a little too flax-ey. But, no worries. I added a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder and a little vanilla and now it’s DELISH. And totally, decadently chocolate-covered. I’m eating it with a spoon.

  8. mariah @ Apples "N" Oats says

    ahh I’m bringing this to my friends birthday this weekend and doing your little test:)

  9. Faith @ lovelyascharged says

    I’m a huge natural chatterbox. I guess that’s good, seeing as I write for a living! I’ve definitely bookmarked this – cookie dough is one of my favorite things ever, so a healthy version? Count me in!

  10. Jennifer says

    Katie, you want to know if “normal” people like your recipes? Enter, my mother. Not a particularly daring or adventurous cook. Not one to try new things. Not vegan or vegetarian. She eats a fairly “healthy” diet, but is generally suspicious of things specifically labeled “healthy.” You get the picture.

    Well, this weekend, I went to visit said mother and brought with me my jar of flax seed (which I had taken from her cabinet a while ago because she NEVER used it). I wanted to try your blondies. Mother couldn’t figure out why the weird flax seed stuff was in the house again but I explained that I wanted to try this recipe I saw. Ok, says she. Then, she saw the recipe. Chickpeas? Flax seed? No flour? What?!?!

    Well, we made it. And after the blondies came out of the oven, she just kept moving the tray around and did not even try one of them (she usually “tests” everything she makes almost immediately). Well, my curiousity got the better of me and I tasted them. They were delicious. I gave her a piece. And she loved them. Like really, really loved them. Like, as soon as we finished dinner she wanted her dessert. No waiting for a mother with blondies on the mind.

    This morning when I went to pack my flax seed, the container seemed suspiciously light. I looked in the refrigerator, and there was a plastic storage container filled with flax seed that she had purloined from my jar. When questioned, she said, “Well, you know I have to make those blondies again!”

    So, yes, Katie, “normal” people like your recipes! Thanks for another great one! (And sorry this is so long!)

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Wow, this comment made me smile SO much! And oh wow, are you sure we don’t have the same mom? Mine is so suspicious of “healthy” foods, and I often put her green smoothies in a dark glass (with a lid) so she won’t know she’s drinking spinach. But then, after she says she likes something I’ve made for her, and I tell her what’s in it, she doesn’t mind having the healthy ingredients in the future! 🙂

  11. Amber Schaefer says

    You are amazing. AH-MAZ-ING! 🙂 Could you make this dip for one? Just so I don’t have a bunch of dip left over when I make this for myself 😉

  12. Noya - gluttonandstudent says

    I’m loving this recipe just from the looks! I’ve never thought to use chickpeas for a sweet recipe. I seriously can’t wait to make this!

  13. Kelsey @ Unmitigated Grub says

    YUMMM. Good work on being sneaky!

    And I totally wonder that all the time when I create recipes–whether I’m obsessed with it because of my weirdo tastes or whether it’s ACTUALLY a winner that other people will enjoy ha. This one definitely looks like a winner. 🙂

  14. michelle says

    I’m very shy with strangers and almost uncomfortable but with friends and family I can talk all night! This dip looks so good and I’m thinking about adding some coconut milk and making a fruit dip.

  15. Jen says

    I’ve been seeing quite a few dessert hummuses floating around the blogging community for a while now…I think it’s time I give one of them a try! I love garbanzo beans. I wouldn’t underestimate them in ANY recipe, sweet OR savory, therefore I think this usage of my favorite bean sounds delicious.

  16. Veronica says

    Katie, I love you! <3 Yes, I totally do want to eat a big bowl of cookie dough, and I love that this is actually a healthy way to do it! I love that you always have testers taste your food before posting it so we know it's approved–that rocks.

  17. Elise says

    Yum, I made this with banana butter and no sweetener 🙂 It’s chilling in the fridge right now. I think I’ll have some of it later with a toasted mini whole wheat pita sprinkled with cinnamon 😀 I bet if I had used peanut butter and a sweetener it would be even better but I’ll save that for another time!

  18. Parita says

    I am so bringing this to the next get together I go to. I’m going to do exactly what you did and not tell anyone it’s healthy. I can’t wait to see the reactions! Thanks for creating and sharing this!

  19. Kat @ Cupcake Kat says

    I imagine myself eating this with a spoon. I’ve seen similar variations of this on many blogs, i really need to try it! I’m a introverted person and I used to be very shy. I can talk a lot when I want but mostly I like to listen

  20. 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!

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