Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Healthy" Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

This post is dedicated to my father-in-law. My father-in-law that hates, hates, HATES chickpeas and, especially, hummus. He is not a picky eater in the slightest, but for whatever reason hummus just sets him off. He also is a sugar addict, the kind that makes me feel better about my two boxes of Peeps a day habit. 

A mom friend of mine was raving about this recipe she found on pinterest. Immediately, I thought of my father-in-law. The recipe is a healthy version of cookie dough (the kind my husband eats by the pound if it's around the house), based on ... chickpeas. I can't lie, I had to try it. And ... it was pretty freaking good. Because of the beans and nut butter, it's also very filling so I found myself eating less the truckload I would have wanted to eat of regular dough.

So thank you to Chocolate Covered Katie, who came up with this tasty recipe. I tweaked it a teensy bit. If you are on the paleo bandwagon, this recipe is practically screaming for you to make it right now. Just substitute stevia or whatever non-sugar you like. Me? I used a combo of raw (turbinado) and brown sugars, and natural peanut butter. I want to try it next with cashew butter, I think that would be out of this world.

"Healthy" Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip


1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
a couple dashes of salt (I used sea salt)
pinch of baking soda
2 t. vanilla extract
1/4 c. nut butter
1/4 c. milk (non-dairy eaters will obviously want to sub a non-dairy substitute)
3T.-2/3 c. sweeetener (you can use brown sugar, raw sugar, maple sugar, or experiment with stevia-type fake sugars--the amount is to your taste. I used close to the maximum amount because I have burned off my sugar taste buds eating two packs of Peeps a day)
2-3 T. oatmeal or flaxmeal
1/2 c. chocolate chips

Put everything but the chocolate chips into a food processor and process until very smooth. Check the sugar/salt levels, then spoon into a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips. You can eat it straight or serve it with dipping instruments like graham crackers, ginger snaps, Nilla wafers ... you get the idea.


  1. This looks so good! I need to try to make this.

  2. You should! My kid thought it was amazing.