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Flourless Edible Monster Cookie Dough covers all of the bases for a delicious and easy treat. Just like classic monster cookies, it’s loaded with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&M’s. Plus it’s no-bake and made without flour, so this sweet hummus dip is actually gluten-free. Actually, out of all of the easy gluten-free dessert dips I’ve made, this recipe may be my favorite!
OK OK OK, I’ll admit it. I’m a candy-hoarder-and-swapper.
Tell me you’ve never done this. You’ve bought your bags of Halloween candy to give out to Trick-or-Treaters. Then when you fill the bowl, you make sure all the M&M’s (or Reese’s or Butterfingers or Snickers or Milky Ways – whatever is your favorite) are down at the bottom of the bowl, hidden by all the nasty Kit Kats.
Of course, the logical next step is when your kids get home from trick-or-treating, you go through their bag, you know, just to inspect the candy and make sure it’s “safe”.
Obviously, Reese’s and Snickers need to be tested by mom. So they go into the top shelf of the cabinet. Then the stuff you don’t like goes into the big bowl of candy you are giving out to keep hiding those M&M’s and Reese’s.
At the end of the night, the good stuff that those clearly unobservant kids didn’t fish out of the bottom of the bowl goes to mommy’s secret stash, some get kept to parse out to the kiddos, and the rest goes into a Ziploc for daddy to take to work tomorrow.
But if you hoard some candy to make edible cookie dough loaded with those M&M’s for your kids, that is totally acceptable.
You’ve seen recipes for Monster Cookies, right? Basically, they are a peanut butter oatmeal cookie loaded with chocolate chips and M&M’s or other candies. Well, imagine a bowl full of the cookie dough!
Sure, this simple dessert dip is packed with chocolate and peanut buttery goodness, but it’s actually made with a secret ingredient and it’s flourless and eggless. And maybe even secretly a little bit healthier. It’s like cookie dough hummus. Oh yeah!
Here is a brief overview so you can see just how easy it is to make. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the full quantities and details.
But don’t skip my PRO TIPS below!
- Canned chickpeas – rinsed, drained, and dried on a paper towel
- Unsalted butter – at room temperature
- Creamy peanut butter
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Old fashioned oats – certified gluten free if needed
- M&M’s chocolate candies – this keeps it true to the classic cookie recipe, but you can really use any favorite chocolate candy chopped into pieces
I typically use a food processor to make regular or sweet hummus,
If you want to try to use a blender, I would recommend a high powered blender, such as my favorite from Blendtec. I am a Blendtec Ambassador so earn a commission on sales, but I have been using their products for years. If you purchase a Blendtec and use the code CUPCAKESANDKALECHIPS, you will receive 20% off. The Twister Jar with the scraping lid makes it super easy to make thicker recipes like hummus where you need to scrape down the sides frequently.
Directions overview – scroll to the recipe card for the full set of instructions
- Combine the first six ingredients (everything except the oats, chocolate chips, and M&M’s) in a food processor and process until smooth, breaking up clumps with a spatula as needed.
- Stir in the oats and chocolate chips completely.
- Add the M&M’s and stir briefly to combine.
PRO TIP: Once you’ve added the M&M’s, be careful not to overstir, or the colors will run and get all smeary. If you want to have those bright pops of color, reserve a few M&M’s and press them into the top of the dip just before serving.
What do you serve with edible cookie dough?
You could always eat it with a spoon, but if you want to use it as a dip, try some of these ideas:
- Apple or pear slices
- Brownie Brittle
- Graham crackers
Gluten Free Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. This information is solely based on my research and personal experience, and I provide it as a courtesy to my readers. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for any questions as it relates to your needs, particularly if you have celiac disease or a severe gluten allergy or intolerance. Products, manufacturing facilities, and ingredients change frequently, so you should always contact the manufacturer for the latest information.
Is it safe to eat edible cookie dough?
With regular cookie dough that you are using to make cookies, the concern about food safety is related to the potential for salmonella in the raw eggs and, occasionally, in the raw flour. Uncooked flour is also present ion most eggless edible cookie dough recipes.
However, since this is a sweet hummus made from chickpeas, it is flourless, egg-free, and, therefore, safe to eat.
Is cookie dough dip gluten free?
Yes, even though it tastes like cookie dough, this flourless dip can be made gluten free. Most of the ingredients are naturally gluten free and typically are not even a concern for cross-contamination.
Be sure you are using a brand of vanilla and chocolate chips that are gluten free. And make sure to use certified gluten free oats if you have celiac disease or are highly sensitive.
When choosing items to dip, things like fruit and vegetables are just fine. But if using graham crackers or cookies, just be sure to choose gluten free ones.
Are M&M’s gluten free?
According to Mars, they will call out wheat ingredients or cross-contamination risks. They might NOT indicate rye or barley cross-contamination.
Generally speaking, most standard M&M’s products do not contain gluten ingredients EXCEPT Pretzel M&M’s and Crispy M&M’s.
For holiday M&M’s and other special or seasonal flavor and colors, be sure to read the labels, as these are a cross-contamination risk since they may be manufactured in a different facility. It will indicate if they “may contain” traces of other ingredients.
If you are concerned, Sixlets are a safe option. And you can even find those in other colors. You can also use different types of candies chopped into pieces or just use extra chocolate chips.
Can you make it in advance? How long can you store it?
The cookie dough dip can be stored for several days in the fridge, but the oats will soften a bit and the dip will firm up, so you may want to serve with a knife for spreading.
More Monster cookie recipes
- No Flour Monster Cookie Bars
- Toffee Almond Butter Monster Cookies
- Trail Mix Nutty Monster Cookies
- Snickers Monster Cookie Pie
- White Chocolate Monster Munch by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
More Cookie Dough Dip Recipes
- Sweet Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
- Macadamia White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough Ball
- Chocolate Almond Coconut Cookie Dough Ball
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Dough Dip
Originally shared as a guest post on Southern Mom Cooks.
- 15 oz. can of chickpeas rinsed, drained, and dried on a paper towel
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (half a stick), softened
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, certified gluten free if needed
- 1/2 cup M&M's chocolate candies or two 1.69 oz. single serving bags
- Pretzels, cinnamon sugar or chocolate tortilla chips, graham crackers, fruit, etc. for serving
- Place the chickpeas, butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt into a food processor, and process until smooth. You may need to scrape with a spatula or break up clumps of brown sugar once or twice in order to get it completely smooth.
- Scoop the mixture into a bowl, add the oats and chocolate chips, and mix in completely.
- Add the M&M’s and stir briefly to combine (see Note).
- Serve with pretzels, cinnamon sugar or chocolate tortilla chips, graham crackers, fruit, etc. for dipping or spreading.