Welcome to day seven of the Sugar Free Challenge! I have been making myself this “Dessert Hummus” for months now, but haven’t bothered posting a recipe yet. Once I saw Katie’s Cookie Dough Dip, I knew I had to show people that cookie dough can be high in protein and sugar-free!

But first, here is today’s sample menu:

Breakfast: Grain-Free Bitter Chocolate Pancakes for One with Toasted coconut.

Lunch: Apple slices dipped in High-Protein Cookie Dough (Recipe Below)

Snack: Artichoke with lemon juice.

Dinner: I actually went out to dinner and had a BIG salad with lots of veggies and beans.

Dessert: More Cookie Dough!

High Protein Cookie Dough

~This unbaked dough is high in protein because of the garbanzo beans. Don’t shy away from it, though, because it tastes fantastic! Dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and, of course, sugar-free! 


  • 1 can chickpeas (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup nutbutter (I prefer Making it a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough by using peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup nondairy milk (I used almond milk. Water will probably work, too)
First, drain and wash chickpeas well. Make sure they are well-washed so that the cookie dough doesn’t taste like beans. Add all the ingredients except chocolate into a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Adjust liquid as needed. Stir in chocolate chunks.
Serve with apple slices, crackers, bars of unsweetened chocolate, on toast, or my favorite-eat it straight with a spoon! It would also be a fabulous frosting for my Chocolate Cake.
Health Benefits
  • Chocolate: Click HERE for a post I did about all the benefits of chocolate.
  • Chickpeas: Click HERE for a post I did about all the benefits of chickpeas.
  • Peanuts: These legumes are full of protein with 7g per ounce. They also have a great monounsaturated fat content that helps your heart and brain. Peanut is a good source of Coenzyme Q10 which protects the heart during the period of lack of oxygen example high altitudes and clogged arteries. It also has a high antioxidant and high niacin content that helps in the recovery of cell damage and provides protection against Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive problem.

Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:

What is one food you absolutely love, but everyone else hates? Or you absolutely hate, but everyone else loves?

Honestly, I will eat just about anything….as long as it is sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free…Ok, well that kind of narrows it down. I love love love capers! Some people don’t.


40 Responses to Day 7: High Protein Cookie Dough

  1. Casey says:

    Cookie dough? Healthy? Check yess!!! 😀

  2. Stefanie says:

    The cookie dough dip is really good. I made the snickerdoodle version and had to restrain from eating the whole batch in one sitting.

    One food I like but others think I am weird is Hearts Of Palm. They are really good.

  3. YUMMY!!!! I love how your Cookie Dough Dip is SUGAR FREE!!!! 😀

    My friends and family think I’m weird because I like 100% Chocolate. 😉

  4. I love the idea of desert humus! There are so many possibilities and it looks amazingly delicious!!!

  5. The cookie dough dip looks yummy 🙂
    It seem like most people love bananas and I’m not a big fan. As far as foods I like that no one else, I wouldn’t say there’s any particular food, I just enjoy certain combos that other people finds odd, such as squash and strawberries together

  6. I have been wanting to try the dessert hummus/cookie dough recipes that I’ve seen all over the blog world for so long now. I need to just do it! I think I have too many recipes to try. 🙂

  7. I just posted a gf sf pancake recipe, haha! I have to try these chocolate ones though. Everything’s better with a little cocoa. 😉

    I’m still trying to find a way to prepare eggplant that makes me actually WANT to eat it.

  8. I’m with Kat, too…I love 100% chocolate! I really like bitter desserts. Most people think that is too much, but less sugar for me 🙂

  9. Sweet Cheeks says:

    I love dessert hummus! I usually make a cinnamon raisin one! Have you tried adding a spoonful or two of nutritional yeast to the batter? It gives it a great gritty texture like regular cookie dough.

  10. dev says:

    my goodness that cookie dough looks SO good!

  11. Kayla says:

    My friends think I’m weird because I like really dark chocolate! Haha!

    Your dip looks fantastic, but I don’t think I’d be able to eat it without a little sweetener! Maybe a date or two, at least! Dipping it in apples is a really good idea, though!

  12. LOVE the cookie dough!! and the fact that u had an artichoke for a snack!! 🙂

  13. Okay, I’ve tried to make sweet hummus and it’s been a total fail. So bad, I’ve never, ever gone back to it. I have to try your recipe. This just sounds too good not to try. I love that you’re doing this challenge, I’ve gotten to check out so many of your recipes I’ve never, ever seen before!

  14. Jess says:

    I NEED to make some dessert hummus 😀

  15. teabagginit says:

    oh man, capers make everything better! i love sardines and, yup, i’m pretty much the only one! 🙂

  16. Lauren says:

    What a great idea, I can’t wait to try this.

  17. I havent tried beans in desserts yet. Big post about them a week ago, just haven’t tried them myself yet. Not sure I will, either 🙂

    I love the cookie dough you made!

  18. This is seriously SO clever. I’d have to make sure I really really process those beans. One time I Tried making black bean brownies and I didn’t process them enough… and it was terrible. Oops!

  19. oh yum! I remember seeing Katie’s dip…I am craving it now

  20. bakebooks says:

    Does your family eat similarly to you as well? Do they “bother” you about it? (I know if I were following something “healthy” as a teen – I was seen as having some sort of disordered patterns).

    Annoying but part of society I guess.

    • My family is extremely supportive of me, but they do eat their desserts, too. We are a very healthy family, but they enjoy their cookies and ice cream 😛 They don’t “bother” me about it, but they will playfully joke around and tempt me sometimes! I just haven’t eaten sugar in so long that I am so used to people eating dessert in front of me and I don’t really care!

  21. Yumm that looks so good! I bet it would be awesome on bananas or carrots as well as apples! I also like PB with broccoli (Hellow weird food combo!) so I’d probably like it with that too!
    And I love nutritional yeast but a lot of people think it’s strange! My dad calls it my “fish food”!

  22. I am definitely going to make this recipe! It sounds fabulous as a frosting on cake. In my family nobody seems to like quinoa. And I luv it!

  23. Christine says:

    DELICIOUS! I made this today and tasted it while it was still in the food processor – soooo good! Then I made some modifications (because I have such a hard time following a recipe :-). I dropped the chopped chocolate to 2 oz and added 2 T cocoa powder to the food processor along with 1/4 c coconut flour. I had to add a little more soy milk because it got a bit dry. After combining, I stirred in the chocolate. I could eat the entire batch! Thanks for this recipe! 🙂

  24. Ronny says:

    Ms Spoonfulofsugarfree – How much is a serving? Made it today, so delish with the apple. I had 2 Tbsp but not sure if that serv. size is good. Don’t want to cheat myself of this goodness, lol.

  25. Ohmygod I love you.
    I’m making this STAT. 🙂

  26. pbbrittany says:

    I’m actually the weird one here…I don’t like chocolate/sweets…and everyone else does….. :O whoops.

  27. Chris says:

    I was wondering if you had nutritional info on the cookie dough? I am having difficulties hitting both my calorie and protein counts EVERY day. I am intrigued by the though of this cookie =)

    As I just started on my weight loss journey 31 days ago, I am being rather strict on what I eat… counting all calories right down to my coffee every day. So, just wondering if you figured out the numbers on these.


    • Hi Chris,

      Per 2 tablespoons of cookie dough there are about 100-120 calories (depending on brands of pb and how much liquid used), 5g fat, 2g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 12g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 5g protein

      Hope this helps, and good luck on your weight loss journey!

  28. Rosey says:

    How many calories are in the cookie dough dip?

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