Are you the type of person that can’t wait to lick the remains of the cookie dough out of the bowl? I am, big time! Sometimes I would rather just flat out eat spoonfuls of the dough instead of wait for the cookies to bake. Of course there is that raw egg fear that always crosses my mind, which is why I was so excited when I started finding recipes for eggless cookie dough. It’s the perfect solution for all of us dough lovers! So, now that the pesky raw egg problem is solved there is another slight problem…it’s name is butter. Most of the cookie dough dips, truffles, pops, etc. all use close to one stick of butter and 1/2 to one cup of sugar. I’m not gonna lie I’ve made some of these recipes before and they taste amazing, but when I eat cookie dough I want to be able to have more than a spoonful and not feel guilty about it. This is where my healthier cookie dough dip, aka dessert hummus comes into play. I got the idea for this dip off of a great website called Back For Seconds. This girl knows her stuff! She has some amazing dessert recipes that have me constantly wiping the drool from the corner of my mouth. I made some changes to this dip such as using honey instead of brown sugar, cutting back on the amount of sweetener, and my favorite part adding Biscoff spread! I am new to Biscoff, but have fallen head over heels for it. I had it for the first time a couple of months ago while visiting my aunt and uncle. This stuff is amazing, and how could it not be!? A spread made from cookies!!
The secret ingredient in this that replaces the butter, adds protein, and gives it that healthy factor is a can of chickpeas! That’s right folks I made dessert bean dip…I promise it doesn’t taste like beans. Before posting this I tested it out on my husband, sister in law, and brother in law. I didn’t tell them beforehand what was in it, I just asked them to tell me what they thought of it and what they thought it tasted like. I was pleased when the first thing out of my brother in laws mouth was “it tastes like cookie dough!” Score! They all agreed it was good. I served the dip with graham cracker sticks, but pretzels, animal crackers, or even something healthier like apple slices would be good for dipping. Added toppings that might be good on it would be M&M’s, coconut, chocolate chips, or caramel and chocolate sauce (yes, I know I’m reducing the health factor, but only a little, right)! So, give this healthier cookie dough dip aka dessert hummus a try, you might just fall in love with it like I did!