Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

What the what?! Chocolate cookie dough dip?! I know what you’re thinking, “OMG, that sounds delightful, but also horribly fattening!” I’m going to let you all in on a little secret…this cookie dough dip is actually healthy! It’s healthy because it’s made with chick peas! There is no flour, butter, oil, or eggs in this dip. I first saw this recipe last spring when Chocolate-Covered Katie posted it on her blog. My first thought was that there was no way this would be good. But, then after looking at her pictures and reading the comments, I started to think that maybe this is pretty good stuff so I added it to my list of recipes to try. I finally decided to make it last week!

After whipping up a batch, I took a spoon and dug right in. At first, I didn’t like it at all. The texture was all wrong, so I let it go in the food processor for a little longer and went in for another bite and this time, I still wasn’t sure. I took some graham crackers and dipped them into the dip, still wasn’t quite sure. Two whole graham crackers later, I couldn’t stop eating this cookie dough dip. At that point, I decided it must be good! I stuck in the fridge for a couple of hours and served it at a party later that night. Just as Katie did, I didn’t tell people what it was until after they ate it. Maybe they were just being nice, but my friends said it was good! And perhaps it was the drinks I had, but I think this dip got better and better throughout the night!

I served some graham crackers with this dip which was really great with it, and seriously, how often can you say that the stuff you are dipping into your dip is worse than the dip itself?! If you want a healthier dipper, I recommend some cut up fruit. Apple slices and strawberries would be wonderful!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Serves 4-6

From Chocolate-Covered Katie


– 1 15-ounce can chick (garbanzo) peas, drained

– 1/8 tsp. salt

– a pinch over /8 tsp. baking soda

– 2 tsp. vanilla extract

– 1/4 cup nut butter (I used peanut and it was delicious! Not overwhelming at all!)

– Up to 1/4 cup milk (or soy milk), add 1 tbs. at a time

– 2/3 cup brown sugar (see note below to make sugar-free)

– 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Combine all ingredients (except chips) in a food processor or blender. Process until the mixture is smooth and achieves a texture that is similar to cookie dough. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

– If you want to make this sugar-free, you can swap out the sugar for Splenda or Stevia.



  1. Okay – that’s pretty cool! It’s the perfect way to sneak some nutrition into kids!

  2. I love this! I love hummus, so I get more than my share of chick peas, but the kids won’t touch the stuff. This would be a great way to get them to eat it. I can’t wait to try this one, maybe with nutella because we always seem to have it in the house.

  3. What the WHAT?! is precisely my reaction too. How totally bizarre – the whole concept, AND the fact that it apparently is yummy. Only one thing to do, of course. Try it myself… :-)

  4. Whoa-enter the world of the versatility of chick peas! I have some, but I would never have come up with this. Time does seem to make all sweet creations better, so I hate to evaluate something after it is just made. I will need to try this one out-the idea of a cookie dough dip that is healthy is hard to pass up-thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow,,this is a great recipe using chick peas,That what i did if i make an experiment dish,taste it,,and taste it again until,couldn’t stop eating lol,,,

  6. What!! This is awesome! Who would have ever though to have chocolate chip cookie dough as a dip!? You are amazing! :)

  7. This is such a great idea. I’m such a fool for cookie dough!

  8. Mmm…I’ve made her chocolate chip cookie pie with chick peas and it has been a hit time and time again. I am sure this is just as good. And what a novelty! Cookie dough you are allowed and supposed to eat right out of the bowl? YES please!

  9. Oh, how fabulous!!! Chocolate chip cookie dough is one of my favorite treats…and this dip would be a guilt free pleasure!

  10. OMG this is one of my best ideas I have ever heard!!! I love that there are chickpeas in it…. how creative. I love Chocolate Covered Katie too.. shes adorable!

  11. i think I am in the same spot as you with the thinking process. It looks delicious…I just don’t know about the chickpeas. That being said I have a can sitting in my pantry that is not calling my name for this recipe. Very interesting!

    • Let me know if you like it, Emily. The texture did freak me out a little bit at first. You can try adding more peanut butter if you don’t like the recipe above.

  12. Okay you have really stumped me here… chip cookie dough dip. I’ve made savory hummus with peanut butter… but a sweet dip. Hmmmmmm… very interesting. :) But you know I love to experiment… so why not right. :)

  13. OMG I love that this is gluten free too! (at least I think it is). My nana has celiac and this would make her day if I brought over some chocolate chip cookie dough dip! :D

  14. Okay I am not even sure what to say about this dip except I can’t believe I’ve never had any!!! I think all dips should be in cookie flavors lol this sounds yummy!

  15. This is REALLY interesting! At first I thought it’s real dough like with flour and eggs etc. I think this is a fun item for party – people will be very interested in trying it out!

  16. Definitely thinking outside of the box on this one! What an interesting concept. A kind of sweet, chocolate hummus-ish dip. Intriguing!

  17. This is the coolest thing ever! Now we can eat cookie dough and not get slapped in the hand for it by our mothers lol Thanks for sharing, looks great! =]

  18. I saw this recipe on her blog, too, but was still leery of trying it. You might actually make me try it now. I just saved the recipe :)

  19. I’ll take a big bowl of that, please. Thank you.

  20. It’s made with chickpeas?! I am fascinated and will have this a try!

  21. That really sounds like fun, my kids will love this one! thanks for the share.

  22. I saw this on Katie’s site but couldn’t bring myself to try it… maybe I will now. I can always take a cure from you and have a couple drinks to wash it down. ;)

    • Haha, the texture is what got me at first. Then I realized I forgot the peanut butter. That really really helped give the dip a creamier and smoother texture more similar to actual cookie dough. In fact, if you make it just as it says above and don’t like it, I would say to try adding more peanut butter!

  23. OMG are you trying to get me fat? I love this dip!!! You are so creative!

  24. This is one of those too-interesting-not-to-try recipes. Chocolate chips and chickpeas? I have to check this out!

  25. Marry me! Wait, I am married already – cook for me! This sounds way too good to be true!! :)

  26. Ok, first things first, loving the pink polish :0 – I have never heard of cookie dough dip but I have heard of chocolate-covered Katie and I’m not surprised. What a fun and inventive recipe – and certainly a whole lot healthier than one you would expect from the title. The graham cracker is fun too!

  27. Very Interesting!

  28. oh my goodness, and when I thought the black bean chocolate dip is the invention of the year you show up with this chickpeas dip! LOVE it. I MUST try it! MUST!!

  29. I’m fascinated slash vaguely worried by this dish. I think it definitely goes on the try list though just for the completely craziness of it.

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