Healthy Brownie Batter Sugar Cookie Dip

July 20, 2022

If the idea of brownie batter meeting a sugar cookie makes your mouth water, then get ready because this recipe is for YOU! My Healthy Brownie Batter Sugar Cookie Dip is the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth, anytime of day. Plus, this recipe is super healthy – it’s gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and refined sugar-free, and is perfect for eating alongside your favorite sliced fruit, pretzels, or graham crackers!

A platter of the healthy brownie batter sugar cookie dip, alongside sliced apples, strawberries, graham crackers, and pretzels.

Friends, how many of you are “guilty” of sneaking bites of brownie batter before it goes into the oven, even though you know that you shouldn’t? I know I have! I remember being a kid and hearing my mom tell me not to eat the batter (because of the raw eggs), but still sneaking bites anyway. I couldn’t help it – brownie batter is so good!

But, what if I told you that I found something that tastes better than brownie batter? That’s right – I DID, and its name is Brownie Batter Sugar Cookie Dip. Think of this dip as the most delicious cross between nostalgic brownie batter and sweet sugar cookie dough. It’s the perfect dessert dip, and will even give Nutella a run for its money!

And while this recipe is delicious no matter the age, I especially love making this recipe for my kids. It’s the perfect dip to put in their lunches boxes. They’ll think they’re eating a sweet and delicious dessert (and THEY ARE) without noticing that it’s “healthy.” As a mom, I’d call that a win-win!

A close-up image of the healthy brownie batter sugar cookie dip, with a graham cracker piece dipped into it.

The Secret Ingredient in This Protein-Packed Dip

One of the best parts about this dip? It is PACKED with protein, thanks to a super special ingredient: chickpeas! That’s right, chickpeas form the base of this dip, and load it up with protein, fiber, and vitamins.

Now before you ask if this dip tastes like hummus (which is made from chickpeas), the answer is no. This dip tastes nothing like hummus! In fact, if you didn’t know that there were chickpeas in this recipe, then you’d never guess that they’re in there. In fact, it’ll be our little secret, k? 😉

And here’s a pro-tip: when you’re making this recipe, use canned chickpeas to save you time and money. Then, once you open the can, SAVE THE WATER! The water from the chickpea can is known as aquafaba, and, once it’s whipped using a hand mixer or stand mixer, it takes on a fluffy texture that can be used as an egg-substitute in baked goods and even in mayonnaise. Don’t knock it until you try it – chickpeas are magic!

A big bowl full of the Healthy Brownie Batter Sugar Cookie Dip, siting on a countertop surrounded by graham cracker pieces, apple slices, and strawberry slices

What You Need to Make the Most Delicious Dip of Your Life

This delicious dip comes together with less than 10 simple and easy ingredients. Don’t believe me? Just check out this ingredient list for yourself!

  • Chickpeas: As mentioned above, chickpeas are the secret star of this dish. Just make sure your chickpeas are drained and rinsed very well.
  • Cashew Butter: Cashew butter is PERFECT in this dip, and I highly recommend using it here! You could substitute almond butter here if you want, but I recommend using the cashew butter for the best flavor.
  • Maple Syrup: Maple syrup makes this dip sweet, but without the refined sugars! I love using maple syrup to get that delicious, sweet flavor, but in a healthier way.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: I use unsweetened cocoa powder in this recipe to keep it refined sugar-free, and because it’s plenty sweet without the extra sugar!
  • Almond Extract: Did you know that the key to getting that bakery-fresh sugar cookie flavor lies within almond extract? It’s true! This simple and delicious ingredient is essential for maintaining that perfect flavor.
  • Non-Dairy Milk: Pick your favorite non-dairy milk to use in this recipe – any one works! I use almond milk because it’s my favorite, but they all work the same.
  • Sea Salt: A pinch of sea salt will help to balance out the sweetness. I recommend using a flaky sea salt, like Maldon Salt!
  • Ice Cubes: While ice cubes may seem like a funny ingredient, they will help give this dish the perfect texture and consistency!

How to Make This Delicious, Chocolatey Dip

The first step to making this dip is to thoroughly wash and drain your chickpeas. This is KEY to ensuring that this dip does not have that chickpea taste! Once your chickpeas are rinsed, add them to a blender along with the rest of your ingredients, and blend until smooth. This will take about 2-3 minutes. Once your dip is smooth, stop the blender, scrape down the sides, and if you prefer a creamier dip, add-in more of your non-dairy milk, one tablespoon at a time.

Once your desired consistency has been achieved, transfer your dip to a bowl, serve, and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to one week.

A close-up image of a bowl of the healthy brownie batter sugar cookie dip

What to Eat This Dip With

I like to eat this dip with sliced apples, strawberries, graham crackers, or pretzels, but you can really eat this dip with anything that you’d like! I also think spreading it on pancakes or waffles would be delicious as well. 🙂

And, let’s be honest… it’s also delicious by the spoonful, and I would not judge you if that’s your preferred way of eating it. Follow your heart’s desire!

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! xx

** Photography by Gayle McLeod
A platter of the healthy brownie batter sugar cookie dip, alongside sliced apples, strawberries, graham crackers, and pretzels.
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Healthy Brownie Batter Sugar Cookie Dip

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Nicole Modic
SERVES 6 Servings
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If the idea of brownie batter meeting a sugar cookie makes your mouth water, then get ready because this recipe is for YOU! My Healthy Brownie Batter Sugar Cookie Dip is the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth, anytime of day. Plus, this recipe is super healthy – it’s gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and refined sugar-free, and is perfect for eating alongside your favorite sliced fruit, pretzels, or graham crackers!

Equipment

  • 1 Blender I love my Vitamix blender, and will always recommend it!

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed well
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Cashew Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Non-Dairy Milk of choice
  • 1 Pinch Sea Salt
  • 2 Ice Cubes

Instructions

  • Start by washing and draining your chickpeas well. This will ensure that this dip does not taste like chickpeas!
  • Once your chickpeas are washed, add them to a blender, along with the rest of your dip ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy – this should take approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Once your ingredients are fully combined, stop the blender and scrape down the sides. If you desire a creamier texture to your dip, you can add in more non-dairy milk, one tablespoon at a time, and re-blend until your desired consistency is achieved.
  • Transfer your dip to a bowl, serve with your favorite sliced fruit or graham crackers, and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to one week.

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