Chickpea Cookie Dough Hummus

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Chickpea cookie dough hummus is a healthy no-bake dessert. This edible chocolate chip cookie dough is perfect for parties. Serve dessert hummus with dippers like honey and chocolate graham crackers, or apple slices.

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Finally. A no-guilt edible cookie dough that’s super delicious and fun to eat! To make this easy sweet hummus recipe all you’ll need are a few pantry staples plus a food processor or a high-speed blender. Or if needed, you can add everything to a bowl and mash the mixture by hand.

If made with gluten-free ingredients (be sure to check all ingredient labels), and Biscoff cookie butter (a nut-free option), this chickpea cookie dough hummus is ideal for children’s birthday parties and large group gatherings.

Chickpea cookie dough hummus with maple syrup swirled over the surface served with apple slices.

Just before serving, to elevate both taste and presentation, drizzle the surface of the hummus with pure maple syrup. Garnish with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt and more mini chocolate chips. Surround the bowl with a variety of tasty dippers. Mix healthy options in with the sweet ones.

Kid-approved dippers for cookie dough hummus include: hand-snapped pieces of waffle cone, pretzels, sliced pears, Fuji apples, Granny Smith apples, long thin slices of frozen bananas, rolled wafer cookies and Oreos.

Cookie dough hummus made with chickpeas served in a dip bowl with graham crackers.

Did you know: chickpea cookie dough dip is also a delicious Game Day appetizer? Yup. It’s not just for dessert. Make a double batch so you’ll have enough on hand for everyone. Especially if your guests are hearty snackers.

When serving this dip to a group, there’s no need to immediately disclose that it’s a healthier version of edible cookie dough. Let them try it first and be delighted by the taste.

If you love this healthy recipe, you’ll also enjoy these delicious pumpkin energy balls and our chewy chocolate chip granola bars.

Chocolate chip cookie dough hummus on a serving table with apple slices and graham crackers.

🛒 Ingredients

  • Chickpeas: Are the same as garbanzo beans. This ingredient is the base of our cookie dough hummus. Their mild nutty flavor pairs well with the other ingredients in this dessert recipe. We’re using canned chickpeas because they’re already cooked. Drain in a colander and rinse well. For a smoother more tender hummus, remove the skins.
  • Natural Nut Butter: Creamy peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter. We’re using “natural” so the dessert hummus has enough moisture. But if you don’t have the natural type on hand, just add more melted butter to the dip to give it a spreadable, dippable consistency.
  • Light Brown Sugar: Enhances the earthiness of the chickpeas while adding essential sweetness to this dessert recipe. But if desired, you can sweeten the cookie dough hummus with honey instead, or reduce the sugar in this recipe to 1/4 cup.
  • Melted Butter: Adds delicious flavor and richness. It also adds moisture to the hummus so it’s not too stiff for dipping light-weight cookies and crackers. For a dairy-free hummus, use non-dairy butter.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: Enhances the sweetness and flavor of the nut butter and chocolate chips. It also provides a delicious aroma.
  • Sea Salt: Enhances the depth and complexity of the other flavors.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips: An essential ingredient for this chocolate chip cookie dough hummus.
  • Flaky Sea Salt: Enhances the flavor of chocolate while also providing beautiful texture and sparkle for the finished dish.
Ingredients for chickpea cookie dough hummus dessert dip with chocolate chips.

📖 Recipe Steps

  1. Add chickpeas, nut butter, brown sugar, melted butter, sea salt and vanilla extract to the bowl of a food processor or a high-speed blender. (If you don’t have either of these kitchen tools, add the ingredients to a large bowl. Mash by hand with a potato masher tool.)
  2. Pulse for 30 to 45 seconds, or until the desired consistency is reached. If the mixture is too thick, add more melted butter and an additional dash of vanilla extract. Pulse briefly to combine.
  3. Add in the chocolate chips. Pulse briefly until just combined. Small chunks of chocolate may still be visible, and that’s okay.
  4. Transfer chickpea cookie dough to a serving bowl. If desired, drizzle maple syrup over the surface of the hummus. Garnish with mini chocolate chips and a pinch or two of flaky salt. Serve with dippers like sliced apples and chocolate (or honey) graham crackers.
How to make chocolate chip chickpea cookie dough hummus in 4 easy steps.

🧑🏼‍🍳 Expert Tips

  • Peel the chickpeas: For an ultra-smooth texture, peel the skins off the chickpeas before blending. While this step is optional and may require some extra time, it can significantly improve the creaminess of your hummus.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas: Rinse the chickpeas under cold water to remove any excess starch and sodium from the can. This can help prevent the hummus from becoming too salty or starchy.
  • Add liquid gradually: When blending the ingredients, add liquid (such as water, milk, or plant-based milk) gradually until you reach your desired consistency. This will help you control the thickness of the hummus and prevent it from becoming too thin.
  • Balance sweetness and flavor: Taste the hummus as you go and adjust the sweetness and flavorings accordingly. You can add more or less sweetener (such as maple syrup or honey) and adjust the amount of vanilla extract or other flavorings to suit your taste preferences.
  • Let flavors meld: Allow the hummus to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will give the flavors time to meld together and develop a richer taste.
  • Customize chickpea cookie dough: Experiment with add-ins like granulated sugar and cinnamon for a snickerdoodle cookie taste. A sprinkle of sea salt for a sweet and salty contrast. Or after the mixture is blended, stir in macadamia nuts and chopped pieces of semi-sweet baking chocolate. Or garnish with mini M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces.
  • Serve with a variety of dippers: Chickpea cookie dough hummus pairs well with a variety of dippers such as fruit slices, pretzels, graham crackers, or even spread onto toast. Offer a selection of options for a fun and versatile snack or dessert.

👩🏻‍🍳 Recipe FAQ

For a genuine cookie dough taste, I recommend cashew butter. But any natural nut butter will do. Try creamy peanut butter or almond butter. Nut-free options include sunflower seed butter or Biscoff cookie butter.

Yes! These are just two different names for the very same product.

No, it’s not recommended to use raw chickpeas for this recipe. Canned chickpeas are precooked and softened, making them safe to eat and easier to blend into a smooth consistency. Raw chickpeas would require cooking before use, and they may not achieve the desired texture in the final product.

While chickpeas are the traditional base for hummus, you can experiment with other beans like white beans or black beans. However, keep in mind that this may alter the flavor and texture of the final product.

Thin it out with melted butter plus a drizzle of vanilla extract, or a drizzling of organic honey.

Chickpea cookie dough hummus can typically last in the refrigerator for about 4-5 days when stored in an airtight container. Make sure to check for any signs of spoilage before consuming.

Yes, you can freeze chickpea cookie dough hummus for longer storage. Transfer it to an airtight container or freezer bag, leaving some room for expansion, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Yes, chickpea cookie dough hummus is safe to eat raw since the chickpeas are already cooked. However, it’s always a good idea to use fresh, clean ingredients and practice safe food handling procedures.

Absolutely! Adjust the sweetness to your preference by adding more or less maple syrup, honey, or other sweeteners. Taste as you go to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.

Chickpea cookie dough hummus garnished with mini chocolate chips and flaky sea salt.

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Chickpea Cookie Dough Hummus


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This cookie dough hummus is made with chickpeas and other tasty ingredients. It boasts the texture and flavor of raw chocolate chip cookie dough. Serve with graham crackers and apple slices.


Ingredients

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COOKIE DOUGH HUMMUS

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas/garbanzos (1 1/2 cups), drained and well rinsed, with skins removed if desired
  • 1/2 cup all-natural nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew)
  • 1/3 cup (packed) light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, plus more for garnishing

FOR GARNISHING

  • Pure maple syrup
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Flaky sea salt

FOR SERVING

  • Apple slices
  • Honey graham crackers
  • Chocolate graham crackers

Instructions

  1. Add chickpeas, nut butter, brown sugar, melted butter, sea salt and vanilla extract to the bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender. 
  2. Pulse for 30 to 45 seconds, or until the desired consistency is reached. If the mixture is too thick, add more melted butter and an additional dash of vanilla extract. Pulse briefly to combine.
  3. Add in the chocolate chips. Pulse briefly until just combined. Small chunks of chocolate may still be visible, and that’s okay.
  4. Transfer chickpea cookie dough to a serving bowl. If desired, drizzle maple syrup over the surface of the hummus. Garnish with mini chocolate chips and a pinch or two of flaky salt.

HOW TO ENJOY: Serve hummus with dippers like sliced apples and chocolate (or honey) graham crackers.

Notes

Chickpeas: Another name for garbanzo beans. It’s the same exact product. We’re using canned chickpeas because they’re already cooked and have a softened texture. If you only have dried chickpeas on hand, you’ll need to cook them first until they’re very soft.

No food processor or high-speed blender? No problem. Add ingredients to a large bowl. Mash the mixture by hand with a potato masher tool or a standard fork. It’ll take some elbow grease, and a bit more time, but it can be done.

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
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  1. This was my first time making a hummus dip. With this easy recipe it came out great. I packed it in my children’s lunches. I paired it with Barnum’s animal crackers and apple slices. They loved it!