5 Minute Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 5 minutes
Yield: serves 2 to 3Category: Desserts
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This easy to make Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough puts a healthy spin on a classic recipe! The chickpeas in this recipe mean that it is a nutrient dense snack or dessert that is high in protein.

This is a fairly versatile recipe in the sense in can be eaten on its own or thrown into other recipes. For example, you could add chunks into banana ‘nice cream,’ you could use it in the centre of chocolate cups and you could even throw it into baked goods such as my Gooey Chocolate Brownies. If you enjoy this recipe you may also like my very similar Triple Chocolate Chickpea Cookie Dough which you can find here.

My chickpea cookie dough is so quick to throw together it makes the perfect snack or dessert when you want something sweet without waiting. For best results you need to make this in a food processor, however, you could make this recipe in a blender if needed but the finish will not be as smooth. When blitzing the ingredients together you may need to stop and scrape the sides down a few times to ensure everything blends evenly.

I like to use dairy free chocolate that I have cut into chunks in this recipe, however, chocolate chips or buttons would also work. I like to sprinkle sea salt flakes over this chickpea cookie dough before eating but this is optional. You can make this healthy cookie dough in advance and store it in the fridge for up to three days if needed. However, it will need stirring again before eating as the edges will harden therefore it is best enjoyed freshly made!

If you enjoy this and want to try more sweet recipes using chickpeas why not try my Healthy Chickpea Cookies or my Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies which you can find here. For more no bake desserts that use legumes try my Cookie Dough Freezer Bars which you can find here, my Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Freezer Bars, my Black Bean Chocolate Truffles here or my Coconut Cookie Dough Freezer Bars.

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  • 1 can chickpeas (approx 240g drained weight)
  • 1 handful dairy free chocolate chips or chunks
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 - 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • splash vanilla essence
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Drain the chickpeas and rinse
  2. Place them in a food processor along with the peanut butter, maple syrup, almond flour and vanilla essence
  3. Blitz well until a smooth batter forms, you may need to stop the processor and scrape the sides down once or twice to ensure everything is blitzed evenly
  4. Scrape the batter out into a bowl and stir the chocolate chips or chunks through ensuring they are evenly distributed
  5. Top with a little sea salt if desired before enjoying


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