Chickpeas are affordable, easy to find, super nutritious, and best of all? They form the base of a healthier cookie dough option. Satisfy your cravings (minus the salmonella risk) with our newest favorite snack. We'll walk you through three killer ways to enjoy this plant-powered decadence: plain chickpea cookie dough, chickpea cookie dough bites, and chickpea cookie dough in dip form. Let's get snacking!

Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough

boy holding cookie dough bite

This is a no-bake, eggless, plant-based beauty. It's not as sweet as regular cookie dough, but will help satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way. Cravings, covered.

What You'll Need

  • food processor
  • measuring cups
  • colander
  • can opener
  • paper towel
  • mixing bowls
  • spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (peanut or almond preferred)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips or cacao nibs
flat lay of baking spices including cinnamon

Instructions

Step #1: Prep Chickpeas

Drain and rinse canned chickpeas. Pinch to remove outer skin, then discard. After coating is gone, pat chickpeas dry with paper towel.

Step #2: Process To Perfection

In small bowl, mix water and ground flax together. Then, in food processor, combine chickpeas, nut butter, cinnamon, vanilla paste, coconut sugar, hydrated flaxseed, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth and uniform.

Step #3: Charming Chocolate

Place dough in mixing bowl. Gently fold in chocolate chips or cacao nibs. Enjoy right out of the bowl! This will keep in refrigerator for about 3-4 days.

Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites

hand holding spoon filled with cookie dough

These sweet bites are a great vegan kid-friendly snack, and simple to make. This recipe is a total game changer!

What You'll Need

  • food processor
  • colander
  • paper towel
  • spatula
  • mixing bowl
  • can opener
  • measuring cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup mini vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

Step #1: Prep Chickpeas

Drain and rinse canned chickpeas. Pinch to remove outer skin, then discard. After coating is gone, pat chickpeas dry with paper towel.

Step #2: Combination Is Key

In food processor, blend chickpeas, peanut butter, salt, vanilla paste, oats, cinnamon, sugar, and syrup. Blend until smooth. Add water to thin it out a bit, then blend again. Remove and mix in mini chocolate chips.

Step #3: Fabulous Freeze

Roll dough into small balls, so about three will fit in your palm. Hit with one more little pinch of sea salt. Freeze overnight, then enjoy. These delicious bites will stay fresh for about 3 months, but we doubt they'll last that long!

Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip

white mug filled to the brim with chickpeas

Our final way to enjoy chickpea cookie dough is in dip form; we recommend pairing it with fresh fruit or graham crackers for a delicious, guilt-free dessert!

What You'll Need

  • food processor
  • colander
  • can opener
  • bowl
  • spatula
  • measuring cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt
chickpeas in wooden spoon

Instructions

Step #1: Prep Chickpeas

Drain and rinse canned chickpeas. Pinch to remove outer skin, then discard. After coating is gone, pat chickpeas dry with paper towel.

Step #2: Mix It Up

Add chickpeas, syrup, sugar, almond milk, vanilla paste, salt, cinnamon, oats, and almond butter to food processor. Blend until smooth. Slowly add in chocolate chips and blend again. Optionally add more almond milk for a thinner consistency.

Step #3: Chill, Serve, And Enjoy!

Scoop cookie dough dip into serving bowl. Chill for 20 minutes in refrigerator, then it's ready to be eaten up! You'll be the most popular guest at any party with this winning recipe.

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