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Chickpea cookie dough (no-bake)

Are you brave enough to try chickpea cookie dough? This is a no-bake, vegan recipe meant to be a healthy alternative for those cookie dough cravings.

Are you brave enough to try chickpea cookie dough? This is a no-bake, vegan recipe meant to be a healthy alternative for those cookie dough cravings.

Chickpea cookie dough.

Yes, I said chickpea.

Wait, hear me out.

I could have tried to trick you the way I was tricked and call it “Healthy Protein Cookie Dough” like Lauren Conrad's blog did. But I didn't want to do you like that.

Maybe I should have saved this post for Halloween and called it Trick or Treat? That's the real question – if you think this is a trick, or is it a treat.

I'm not gonna lie, this does NOT replace eating real cookie dough. Mashed chickpeas do not end up tasting like sugar and flour. Surprise!

How-ev-er, this blog is called “Trial and Eater” for a reason, and I wouldn't be sharing this with you all if I didn't think some of you might actually like it.
Are you brave enough to try chickpea cookie dough? This is a no-bake, vegan recipe meant to be a healthy alternative for those cookie dough cravings. First, a couple tips.

#1)Peeling the chickpeas helps get a smoother texture, and

#2) it tastes better cold.

Also, I should add #3) do not forget that it is actually chickpeas you are eating and not real cookie dough.

It ends up looking eerily similar so please remember this fact. Have you ever taken a sip of a drink when you thought it was water, and it ended up being Sprite instead? It'll make you spit it out. Even if you like Sprite.

You get my point.

Are you brave enough to try chickpea cookie dough? This is a no-bake, vegan recipe meant to be a healthy alternative for those cookie dough cravings.

It actually ends up tasting mostly like peanut butter. Try it, I dare you.

I can't wait to see what you think!

(If you prefer to eat chickpeas the regular way, try this salad.)

 

Yield: 4

Chickpea cookie dough (no-bake)

Are you brave enough to try chickpea cookie dough? This is a no-bake, vegan recipe meant to be a healthy alternative for those cookie dough cravings.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 [15-ounce] can chickpeas, , rinsed and drained (also peeling them will help with texture)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey (use agave if vegan or more maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  3. Tip: Tastes best after chilled in fridge!

Notes

Adapted from LaurenConrad.com

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 427Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 7gSugar: 28gProtein: 12g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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Are you brave enough to try chickpea cookie dough? This is a no-bake, vegan recipe meant to be a healthy alternative for those cookie dough cravings.

 

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Erien

Monday 13th of May 2019

I just made this for my one year old and he's over here eating it with a spoon. I used navy beans cause that's what I had on hand. It's delicious!

Kelly

Tuesday 14th of May 2019

Great to know it works with navy beans! So glad to hear your 1-year-old enjoyed it, thanks for sharing :)

Andrea

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Hi! So you have the nutritional data for this?

Diana

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

I can't believe that you added chickpeas! I don't know why I haven't thought of this before, but I'm gonna try your recipe

Monica | Nourish & Fete

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

I am just intrigued enough to try this! Do you have any tips for how to peel the chickpeas? I have never tried peeling them and am imagining a potential struggle-fest, but would like to try it if it improves the texture!

Jess

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

I made this. Instead of pb, I used raw cashews and it came great. A very lovely dessert hummus, lol.

Kelly

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

I just spread them out on a baking sheet or flat surface and do it by the handful. Some of them pinch off easily but the tricky part is making sure you get them all, so it does take a little extra time. Normally I don't think peeling is worth it for hummus or other things, but for this cookie dough it definitely helps the texture.

Kristina @ Love & Zest

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

This looks like a great substitute for raw cookie dough eaters! I totally get what you mean though about eating something with a different taste in mind - thanks for that advice! :)