Good For You Cookie Dough Dip

Sometimes I make chocolate chip cookies just because I want to eat the dough. By the time I get around to actually baking the cookies I have already consumed a fair amount of dough. I know you have never done that. ;)
Just the other day I was about to whip up a batch of cookies when it hit me. I have seen tons of recipes using bazaar ingredients to recreate brownies and cookies. I am not really a fan of taking something beloved like that and trying to make it into something healthy. It never tastes the same and doesn’t satisfy your cravings.
Instead of taking something decadent and making healthy, I decided to take super healthy ingredients and turn them into a decadent treat! See the difference? What I came up with is a winner, kids. For reals. I am eating the last bit by the spoonful as I type this.
Now when those cookie dough cravings hit you don’t have to feel guilty!  Grab some pretzels (or a spoon) and dig in!

Good For You Cookie Dough Dip
By: Back For Seconds

  • 15 oz can drained and rinsed chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs or chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbs chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbs caramel sauce (optional)
  • M&M’s (optional)
  • pretzels for dipping
In a food processor blend chickpeas, oats, peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda, and vanilla until smooth. If you want to add a major health punch add the chia seeds. They give a slightly nutty flavor and a seedy texture, so if you want this to be more like traditional cookie dough omit the seeds. I personally loved the addition of chia seeds though ;) Stir in chocolate chips and, voila! Cookie dough!
To make this a totally decadent treat pour on a bit of caramel sauce and sprinkle with M&M’s. It will still have all the nutrition….just a few extra calories this way ;)

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  1. says

    Giiiiirl, this is rockin’. Cookie dough dip that’s healthy?! I’m ALL over it. Especially using up that can of chickpeas in my pantry–awesome invention!!

  2. says

    You had me at the title. Just had to check it out. Not going to lie, I’ve never bought a chickpea but I think it’s time. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. says

    it sounds so good! i just have one question: why do you add baking soda if you don’t bake it?

  4. says

    Oh yes, I’ve made this several times! Love it! I got it from Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog…she has tons of healthy dessert recipes and several using chickpeas.

  5. says

    I just made deep dish chocolate chip cookie pie with chickpeas. It was great. What an awesome substitution:)

  6. says

    I am seriously going to have to try this!!

    Visiting from Rook No. 17

  7. says

    My six year old is sitting next to me and insisting that we try this. It looks amazing!

  8. says

    Saw this on one of the linky party blogs and glad I did.
    This looks like a delicious treat to try!

    ~Stephanie @loveolympiajune

  9. says

    Oh sweet Lord I am in heaven. SKINNY cookie dough dip? Could this be true?!?! I’ve seen chick peas thrown into many desserts lately but having them be the base of a cookie dough dip is over the top. You are my hero! :)

  10. says

    I am loving chickpeas lately, but haven’t tried them in desserts yet. This is definitely the place to start!

  11. says

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  12. says

    Wow, chickpeas, really? I can’t wait to try this. I’ll make it when the kids are out then just watch as the gobble it up, just like sneaking fruits and veggies into other treats, hehe. Thanks for sharing!

  13. says

    WOW, that sound amazing. I am soaking chickpeas tonight for making Hummus. Now half will go to this recipe. YUM!

  14. says

    Every time I make chocolate chip cookies, it’s a fight to end up with enough dough for the cookies by the time my husband and son get to the dough. I may or may not have had a pinch or two myself. Chickpeas? I would NEVER have come up with that!

  15. says

    I totally love recipes like this! Your photo is great too. Thanks a million for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

  16. says

    Hi! Visiting through the Sew Can Do link party.
    This looks fantastic!!! I cannot wait to try it! Thank you for sharing.
    Rhiannon at

  17. says

    Sounds interesting! I’m willing to try, though the chickpeas do sound a little bit odd to me! :)

  18. says

    I never imagined chickpeas in a dough recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  19. says

    I can’t wait to try it! Featuring your post on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” this week.


  20. says

    I added this to my to-do list. I have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  21. says

    Psst, I’ve already told you how awesome this sounds, now I’m just popping back to let you know I’m featuring this on Thursday’s treasures tomorrow. Have a great day!

  22. says

    Wow! This looks like it should be the most sinful dessert in the world, but it’s actually healthy! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at our Summer BBQ Bash!

  23. says

    Very excited to find this recipe! I’m a new follower from Social Sunday! Hope you can stop in!

  24. says

    Yay! A skinny cookie dough recipe! Exactly what I need:) Thanks so much for sharing. New follower here! Btw, LUV your photos. Great job with all the lighting and brilliant colors!


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