The first time I heard about a healthy chocolate chip cookie dough dip recipe, I thought to myself, “No way.” I mean, HOW can anything that tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough possibly be healthy? And then I read the recipe ingredients: white beans and chocolate chips. That does not sound appetizing to me…it sounds like hummus with chocolate chips thrown in. There is no way anyone can pretend this tastes like cookie dough.
But I made some anyway. Healthy cookie dough dip was getting so many rave reviews that my curiosity took over. And guess what? It is delicious! I mean, I’m not 100% fooled into thinking the dip is actually chocolate chip cookie dough, but it does come prettydarnclose to tasting like the real thing.
My 6-year-old was quick to point out, “Mom, it’s got chocolate chips in it so it’s not healthy.” Touche, buddy. But it is better for you than eating a dough batter made with mostly butter and raw eggs.
See if you can fool yourself (and your friends) at your next party with this Healthy Cookie Dough. My kids ate it without question. We used graham crackers as dippers. But you can also try it with apple slices.
Healthy Cookie Dough Recipe
- 1.5 cups canned garbanzo (chickpeas) or white beans drained and rinsed
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup Almond nut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
- 3 tbsp Quick Oats
- Add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a food processor and blend until very smooth. It will be very similar in consistency to chocolate chip cookie dough.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Chill in refrigerator at least 2-3 hours before eating.
Note: It is very important to chill this before eating. Or at least that is what I learned. I tried some immediately after making it without chilling it and thought it tasted gross. But once it was cold – it magically turned into cookie dough tasting goodness!
Have you eaten healthy cookie dough dip? What do you think of it? Are you curious enough to want to make some? If you do, I hope you’ll let me know how it turned out and if you fooled anyone with it.