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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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Chocolate Covered Katie Cookie Dough Dip

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!

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 (133)
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.

Your life might never be the same again…

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Published on May 23, 2011

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  1. Stef says

    Tried this yesterday and I could definitely taste the chickpeas. My husband was also not a fan before I even told him the ingredients.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi! Sounds like you need to just rinse them more thoroughly. There should not be any chickpea taste whatsoever. If you want to use dried chickpeas that are then cooked, that works too!

  2. Fathima Shyma Fazal says

    Hi how long will this keep in the fridge? And can you freeze it? Loved your deep dish cookie pie?

  3. Ellie Mclean says

    Love what you’re doing here Katie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is one of my long-time favorites. My mom prepares them every month. So delicious! Every bite is heaven in mouth.

  4. Joe says

    Love this recipe and all your recipes we’ve tried, so far. I am curious, though, if you have tried this with something other than chickpeas? Cashews are used as a creamy base for many vegan recipes and seem like they may work here as well?

  5. Katy Piotrowski says

    Hi Katie, thank you for your awesome work! This recipe is SO GOOD and I’ve made it several times. Have you tried making it as chocolate dough, with cocoa in it? Just wondering. I may experiment, but if you have any tips, I’d love them! Again, thank you!

  6. Brigitte says

    Hi Katie! Thanks for this recipe! I would like to increase its protein content. Have you tried including a scoop of protein power in the recipe before? I prefer asking before potentially screwing up the recipe. Thank you :):)

  7. Ronna Draper says

    Can you use coconut sugar instead? I have many food sensitivities, and really coconut sugar is the only thing that works for me…. Will that wreck the recipe?

  8. Sabrina Arciuolo says

    To make a double batch do I just double the amount of all the ingredients? Thanks ! ( I literally make this once a week I love it!!)

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    Recipes are great and if people want to enjoy some spicy food without any effort just order food from pizza crown

  10. Cheryl S Lewman says

    The texture wasn’t right, but I did replace the peanut butter with cashew butter and the brown sugar with maple syrup. I’m thinking the texture would be better your way, but I don’t eat peanuts. It also tasted a bit like garbanzos; not bad, just a bit beanie. I’m thinking the cashew butter’s flavor is probably a lot milder than peanut butter, which would cover the mild bean flavor. I think this is one of those rare instances where you really can’t replace the peanut butter with another nut butter. Even still, definitely worth eating. I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes!

  11. Lisa H says

    I loved this…and I caught my 13 year old son cleaning out the food processor bowl and licking the spatula when I put it in the sink, so he obviously had no idea it was made with chick peas! 😉 I did have something weird happen though. I followed the recipe exactly as you posted it…and after sitting out at a party for few hours, the dip started to turn green! It reminded me of what happens to guacamole when it sits out. It was just the surface, but it was definitely green. Any thoughts on this? I’m hesitant to make it and take it anywhere again because of this… Thanks.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hmm I’ve never heard that before, but what nut butter did you use? I have heard–in other recipes–that using sunflower butter turns baked goods green.

  12. Bridget says

    This was delicious!
    But mine came out a bit watery. Do you know which ingredient I should use more of to make it look like your pictures? Thanks!

  13. Jackie says

    I made this cookie dough recipe in the blender so the texture isn’t as creamy but it is JUST as good as cookie dough. I love it!!! So delicious with such little ingredients.

  14. Kayla says

    How many calories would be in this recipe in total? It looks so good! Thinking of using maple syrup instead of brown sugar as well! How many people do you think this dip would serve? 🙂

  15. Larson says

    If you want to bake this into regular cookies… would you just add a teaspoon or so of baking soda or baking powder?

  16. kya says

    Really good recipe although I put to much almond milk so I had to put more oats and I also put some ready to eat chestnuts to better the texture. I also wet my hand with water you can probably do butter/oil and I rolled them into balls and then froze them and covered them in chocolate.

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