Healthy Egg-Free Cookie Dough Dip

Since I originally published it in…I’m not even sure, this Healthy Egg-Free Cookie Dough Dip has been one of the most popular posts on Pink Recipe Box, despite the horrific and cringe-worthy photos.

My photography (and general writing) skills have improved loads since this post, so I thought I’d give it a bit of life and improve the writing, photography and SEO, too! When the time came to re-make the Healthy Egg-Free Cookie Dough Dip, I realised that in all honestly…it wasn’t really that healthy. There was quite a lot of sugar in it. So instead of just re-doing the blog post, I made-over the recipe too, making it even healthier than before!

Healthy Egg-Free Cookie Dough Dip |

If you’ve followed Pink Recipe Box for a while, you might be aware that the first ever ‘healthy’ dessert I made with garbanzos was this Healthy Deep Dish Cookie Pie. That pie was pretty much a disaster because of the impossible-to-miss garbanzo smell and flavour which meant my Official Treat Taster wouldn’t even touch it. Even though I love garbanzos, I really didn’t like it that much either, but I think that was down to me over-cooking the pie than the recipe itself.

This time, the garbanzos have done me proud because I cannot get enough of this Healthy Egg-Free Cookie Dough Dip. I’m not going to lie – it doesn’t taste exactly like regular cookie dough. There is a bit of an odd taste, but the garbanzos are not immediately identifiable as in the Healthy Deep Dish Cookie Pie.

Healthy Egg-Free Cookie Dough Dip |

When I first made the dip years ago, I offered a scoop of it on a cookie to My Garbanzo-Hating Official Treat Taster (without telling him what it was, of course) and his response was “It’s unusual, isn’t it?” which I immediately looked on as a victory. I told him what the main ingredient was and he threw me his favourite I-can’t-believe-you-tried-to-poison-me-with-something-remotely-healthy look and went back to playing games on his phone.

This Healthy Egg-Free Cookie Dough Dip is up there in my list of all-time healthy desserts, but I think that’s because I like garbanzos. Every. Single. Day. I find myself returning to the fridge time and time again with a spoon to dig in, all the while feeling pretty good about myself because of the healthy ingredients. If you don’t like (or even hate) garbanzos, then this recipe isn’t for you, unfortunately.

Healthy Egg-Free Cookie Dough Dip |

Healthy Egg-Free Cookie Dough Dip |

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip


  • 2 cups cooked garbanzos drained
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips


  • Place all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) together in a food processor and process, process, process until you've got a smooth a mixture as you're ever going to get. This can take up to 5 minutes, so be patient! (But also make sure the motor on your food processor doesn't burn out.)
  • Scoop the mixture out of the food processor into a bowl and tip in the chocolate chips.
  • Stir until the chocolate chips are evenly distributed throughout and transfer to an air-tight container. Store in the fridge.


As well as being a delicious dip, this Healthy Egg-Free Cookie Dough Dip also makes a delicious healthy frosting for cakes and cupcakes!
Recipe adapted from my old recipe which was adapted from Chocolate-Covered Katie.

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  1. Vicki Bensinger says

    Holy Cow! This is one recipe I’ve never heard of. I’m so curious to try this and obviously you like it. I have all these ingredients at home I’m definitely trying this. For some reason it sounds like it could be made into incredible granola bars! Thanks for sharing – fun blog.

  2. Lizzy says

    My hubby never eats anything I offer without drilling me first…I think I’ve tried to trick him too many times 🙂 I’m happy to have a healthier cookie dough dip option!

  3. Patricia Purcell says

    OK, I’ve got to try this one. Cookie dough, and garbanzos – two of my favorites. I can’t picture them together, and yet it could work. Thanks for the idea!

  4. SayNotSweetAnne says

    I tried the Chocolate Covered Katie recipe a few weeks ago. I really loved the taste but not the smell. I used Nuttella instead of peanut butter. I’m wondering- does your version smell like garbanzos (which smell like baby food chicken)? Also, what did you change from the Chocolate Covered Katie recipe and why? I haven’t had the urge to make hers again, but I’d like to give yours a go! If you get the change, I’d love for you to share this on Sweet Sharing Monday!

    • Nicola says

      Nutella sounds like a great substitute! Mine didn’t smell like a regular cookie dough, more of a peanut butter and garbanzo mix. But I ended up associating that smell with the cookie dough, so it didn’t put me off. I added less peanut butter (I didn’t really want a peanut butter taste), waaay more oats (I wanted quite a thick texture) and a lot more sugar (to counteract the savoury garbanzos) than the original recipe called for.
      Thank you so much for the link party invite. I’ll be there next Monday! Hope you have a great day. 🙂

  5. Anonymous says

    My kids loved this. I put it between 2 graham crackers and froze them and my kids eat them like ice cream sandwiches! Thank you.

  6. Bridget Hedger says

    I’m so intrigued by this. I’ve seen this before and I looove cookie dough. It’s gotta be good though! I’m stopping by from its a blog party..I’d love it if you stopped by my blog and checked out my latest post..healthy chocolate chip cookies. Sooo good! Thanks for sharing this!

  7. Bridget Hedger says

    I’ve seen these healthy desserts and always want to make them but they do scare me. I always think it’s not the real thing. She makes it look so good though. I do love me some cookie dough though!

  8. aprila says

    this sounds great. My husband always wants to eat raw cookie dough. I will have to make this for him. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  9. Christie says

    I may have to try these again. I made the chocolate chip cookies with garbazos. Yeah…no. This looks delish though! #pinning Thanks for linking up with the Wake Up Wednesday Linky!!

  10. Cathy says

    Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  11. Dawn says

    My son LOVES, beyond LOVES cookie dough. On a daily basis, I pick him up from preschool and he asks if we have anything to bake. What he means is, “can we go make chocolate chip cookie dough and eat it all before you put the egg in?” So needless to say, we never actually have any cookies to bake.
    I bet I could whip this up while he’s in school and then let him add the choc chips and see how likes it! I won’t tell him about the beans. He likes the home made hummus we make so maybe he won’t mind the unusual taste.
    So can I just take them from the can and drain them?

    • Nicola Quinn says

      Hi Dawn,
      Thanks for stopping by!
      If your son likes hummus, then I think it’s a pretty safe bet that he’ll love this!
      And yep – you just pour the garbanzos or chickpeas out of the can, drain them, rinse them, then throw them in the food processor with the other ingredients 🙂

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