This cookie dough dip has a secret ingredient. Before I tell you what it is, let me tell you that I made this the other weekend when we had friends over and it was a hit. Everyone really liked it and I had lots of people asking what was in it. There were absolutely no leftovers at the end of the night (which means it was a success, but is also sad because I was craving it the next day and it was gone). It tastes just like unbaked cookie dough and was so delicious with chocolate and vanilla graham crackers for dipping. Apples are also great too, but I didn’t use them this time because I didn’t want a bunch of brown apples sitting around at the party. This dip is sweet, creamy, and satisfying. Now, drum roll please…the secret ingredient is…CHICKPEAS! You heard me. Chickpeas. Weird? Maybe. Delicious? Absolutely. The chickpeas are pureed with nut butter, oats, brown sugar, vanilla, and baking powder and then chocolate chips are stirred in at the end. I used peanut butter and my dip tasted like peanut butter cookie dough which was amazing, but if you don’t want it to taste like peanut butter you should use almond, cashew, or sunflower seed butter instead. I have heard of people having success with other sweeteners like pure maple syrup, agave, and honey, but I haven’t tried these. Didn’t want to freak my guests out by making it TOO healthy :). I challenge you to make this dip and not tell anyone what the secret ingredient is…until AFTER they tell you how amazing it is!
NOTE: You DO need to remove the skins from the chickpeas. This is annoying step but SO worth it. If you don’t remove the skins, the dip won’t be as creamy.
NOTE 2: The amount of sweetener in this recipe may vary by individual. I used 2/3 cup coconut sugar, but some people may prefer less. Nutrition info is based on what I used.
Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
pinch of salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
¼ cup nut butter of choice (I used peanut butter)
up to 2/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
3 tablespoons oats (I used gluten free)
1/3 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)
Remove skins from chickpeas and place all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a food processor. Process until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Serve with graham crackers, apples, or pretzels.
Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories: 180 Fat: 6g Carbs: 25g Protein: 3g Sodium: 74mg Sugar: 18g
*Nutrition information is based on the products I used personally in this recipe. Different products may yield slightly different information.