Don’t knock it till you try it!

So how do you get a girl who absolutely hates beans to beg for beans? You make beans taste like cookie dough! If you haven’t tried this; you seriously don’t know what you’re missing.

I adapted this recipe from the awesome Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her creations and blog are pure genious.

This recipe is so easy. You basically just throw everything into a food processor and you’re good to go. I pack this in my daughter’s lunch for her “dessert” in a little plastic container and she eats it by the spoonfuls. I don’t have to feel a bit guilty about this “dessert” since she’s basically just eating beans, nutbutter, and milk. This also makes a great dessert to serve at a party or shower with some fruit and crackers for dipping.

Here are all of the ingredients needed…..

Just throw the chickpeas (garbanzo beans), nutbutter, salt, baking soda, almond milk, vanilla, oats, and xylitol into the food processor. Once you have processed all ingredients together; transfer to a medium bowl and fold in the chocolate chips. Easy peasy!!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Recipe Type: dessert or snack
Author:, adapted from
Prep time: 8 mins
Total time: 8 mins
Serves: large group
This taste so much like cookie dough; your kids will never guess they’re eating beans!
  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained & rinsed
  • 1/4 cup nutbutter (I use almond butter.)
  • 1/8 heaping tsp salt
  • 1/8 heaping tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats (More, if desired to thicken dip.)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp xylitol (or other preferred sweetner)
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand.)
  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor, except chocolate chips and process for 1-3 minutes.
  2. Transfer mixture to a small to medium bowl and fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature with fruit or crackers.
  4. Keeps for a week in the refrigerator; although mine has never lasted that long. ;)

And now on to Marvelous Monday hosted by the lovely Katie.
I’m hoping to have a Marvelous Monday today because:

  • This is my last week at work before the kiddos start back to school and things get a lot more chaotic.
  • I’m sharing one of my very favorite healthy snack ideas with you today.
  • I’m taking some of that snack with me to work for a yummy treat. ;)
  • Dinner last night was a success and I’ll be sharing it soon.
  • I’m planning on this killer leg workout today.
  • This week the weather forcast is low 90’s and high 80’s and for August in Texas, that’s awesome. This weekend was so nice, I was able to run outside.

Have a good one folks!!



  1. Yes that stuff is good I hear! I have always wanted to make it!

    Happy Marvelous Monday love! My son starts school next week too! We have some last minute school stuff to get done!
    Katie Marvelous in My Monday { 12 }My Profile

  2. I have tried it! And it does rock! I used the recipe (only slightly different than yours) on the blog “Heather Eat Almond Butter”. So good.
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance M²T³ Event: Brown Bell Pepper BitesMy Profile

    • I went and checked that recipe out and noticed that she uses nutritional yeast…..very interesting. I would have never thought about doing that.

  3. That looks delicious and what a great idea for a lunch box – so much better than packing sweets or a chocolate bar! Have a marvellous Monday!

  4. I just tried this recipes a couple weeks ago. LOVED it. I even modified it a bit and baked them into actual cookies. They turned out fantastic :D
    Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear I’ve decided it’s Autumn. Aight?My Profile

  5. Great idea! This is one way to get a kid to eat healthy. Home maid frozen fruit pops is another way to incorporate a healthy snack into your kids daily diet.

  6. You never make a recipe I don’t absolutely love! This looks amazing! I admit the chickpeas in the dip definitely intimidates me but I’m sure all the goodness from the other flavors totally makes up for it!
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness Marvelous in My MondayMy Profile

  7. I keep seeing recipes with garbanzo beans and now I have to buy some for this recipe!
    Julie MIMM: Food & fashion deals!My Profile

  8. Love love love this reciepe!!! Made this today for a special outing – 9kids and 3moms – to Hawaiian Falls. Lots of skeptics turned into dip hogs (lol) and moms wanting the recipe:). We all ate it up with carrots, apples or our pretzels on hand.

  9. Wow, yours looks delicious! I tried a similar recipe once, it was delicious but didn’t look so good, haha. I haven’t made it in so long, I think I need to make it soon :D
    Heidi @ Food Doodles Baked Zucchini Fries with Marinara Dipping SauceMy Profile

  10. I’ve made Katie’s chocolate chip blondies with garbanzo beans before, and they were HEAVENLY! I couldn’t believe that they were made with beans!
    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance A Dinner With The NewlywedsMy Profile

  11. I love almond butter it is so healthy. I can’t wait to try this so delicious.
    karen @ Diets Dr Oz Lose Weight with the EZ Weight PlateMy Profile

  12. I made this recipe and it was so good! I love chickpeas they are so nutritious. I usually add chickpeas to my salads but I love them in this recipe.
    sue @ Healthy Diet tips Dr. Oz’s Fat Melting SupplementsMy Profile

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