Are you horrified? Intrigued? I was both the first time I read about cookie dough dip made with beans, which was last fall in a Bon Appetit blog post. Cookie dough dip? Made with beans? It had to be a prank.
I clicked on the link to the original post (from the healthy dessert blog Chocolate Covered Katie) and fast discovered that chocolate chip hummus is indeed a reality, and with more than 1000 mostly glowing comments, I knew I had to give it a try. It sounded like a great post-workout pick-me-up…which made me remember a hilarious Saturday Night Live skit from the 90s: Cookie Dough Sport. Click, watch, and giggle, it’s as funny as ever.
16 years after the original air date, I am finally making Cookie Dough Sport a reality.
Given Kevin’s feelings about hummus in general (it made an appearance–make that multiple appearances–at every English grad student party; he claims he’s consumed enough to last a lifetime), I waited until both he and Nick were tucked in bed. The dark of night seemed doubly appropriate for whipping up a personal batch of cookie dough dip.
I whizzed and whirled–it only took about 3 minutes to make, start to finish–double-wrapping the food processor in a heavy towel for stealth’s sake. I tasted, I tweaked…and I loved it. It looks like cookie dough, it tastes like cookie dough, and in a soon-to-be published post of my further experimentation, it IS cookie dough (baking tweaks to come). But instead of nausea, a sugar rush, and the risk of eating raw eggs, this power-packed dip offers energy, nutrition, and loads of fiber and protein. Scoop a spoonful for instant satisfaction, or dip in with some apples or graham cracker pieces. Do I need to mention that children love this, too?