Eating Cookie Dough Just Got Healthier

September 19, 2012   24 Comments

Bored with the same old apple and peanut butter? Love to eat cookie dough out of the bowl?

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

Well, I have a solution for you! And, get this, it involves chickpeas.

Chickpeas were just featured on Dr. Oz as one of the cheapest and most nutritious foods you can eat. I am sure that when Toll House hears about this - they will start including chickpeas in their famous chocolate chip cookie recipe.

This is vegan cookie dough dip - no butter or eggs are used to make this work. This also involves just one bowl (your food processor) and zero cooking.

Think of it like "cookie dough hummus". This is seriously fun to make with the kiddos.

There is 1/2 cup of sugar in this recipe (or it wouldn't work) and it boils down to about 1 teaspoon of sugar per serving (1 tablespoon) - which I realize is not a healthy amount.

Keep this cookie dough dip in the TREAT category. Keep in mind that if you compare it to regular cookie dough (with the butter and eggs) you are doing much better in terms of saturated fat intake with this dip.

Serve it at a party and don't tell anyone about the chickpeas!

You could have a game - "name the mystery ingredient in the cookie dough dip" and the person who guesses correctly gets a can of chickpeas. No one will accuse YOU of having dull parties.

This dip works with apple or pear slices, in yogurt, on oatmeal or just straight into your mouth :0

For the photo, I used a new cutting board that Dexas sent me. Have you ever noticed that if you cut up your fruit on the same board as garlic or onions, it starts to taste funky? My husband was trying to get me to STOP chopping onions on the “fruit” board when this one showed up.

Not only can you designate it for the non-smelly foods, but you can serve your snacks on it. I think it is super cute and you can find it for $20 here:
Watermelon Cutting Board at Bed, Bath & Beyond

Have you tried cookie dough dip?

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Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

1.6 from 24 reviews

(makes 2 cups)

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1 - 15 ounce can chickpeas
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup almond or soy milk
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


Drain and rinse chickpeas. Put all ingredients except mini chocolate chips in food processor and blend until very smooth. Mix in chips and serve! Store in refrigerator for one week.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon is 78 calories, 2.7 g fat, 11 g carbohydrates, 3.0 g protein, 2.3 g fiber, 14 mg sodium, 2 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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How wonderful! I never would have thought to use chickpeas! Thank you for sharing your recipe :)

I'm drooling. Must make soon! Thanks, SG!!

Ohhh, I have to try this!!

I'm not a fan of chickpeas (or any bean), but I love this dip! AND my kids love it too. I sub out the peanut butter for Wowbutter, Sunbutter or Biscoff! (Yes, the Biscoff adds more sugar, but sooo tasty!)

Wow, never imagined chickpeas could be so awesome! Can't wait to try this with the munchkin!

I was wondering if the peanut butter can be subbed with PB2 or Better 'N PB???

Great!!!! Last question Tina I use those as well.

This is one of my favorite recipes! The only problem I have with it is portion control.

I'm definitely going to try this one - perhaps doctor it up a bit with agave instead of brown sugar and cacao chips or nibs instead of chocolate chips. Thanks for the tip!

Will this work with regular non-fat milk?

This is also really good with dates instead of sugar. You can also add oats! Love this!

I love chickpeas! I think this would be perfect for a shower food or for some saturday footbal watching...after a morning run!

Hummus MOVE OVER!!!

Couldn't wait to make this tonight! It is WONDERFUL! I increased the vanilla to 1 1/2 teaspoons, and used unsweetened almond milk, I added 1/4 c. wheatgerm and finally I used regular chocolate chips and processed those in just til they broke apart. It passed my "Cookie Dough Monster"'s stringent taste test. "That works Mom".

SCORE! :) When its chilled, its even better!

Sounds like my next dessert option for girls night!

Sounds great and can't wait to, I wonder what would happen if you bake it??? It may be time for an experiment.

I'm confused... this was posted on September 26, 2011. Different photos but the text is pretty much word-for-word.

@Leah - yes, this is from last year. Sometimes I repost when I think it will be valuable to all the new readers that have joined us. I hope you don't mind too much.

Love this! I am going to make this. Thanks

I would still eat the entire thing if it tastes good!!! So the 1 tablespoon measurement would be irrelevant!!! :0)

I made this over the weekend. Everyone loved it! My 2 year old loves apples and refuses to dip them in anything (not always a bad thing) but will dip them in this dip. My 6 year old daughter skipped the snack cakes at school this afternoon to have some this for her snack when she got home!

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