10 Minute Cookie Dough Freezer Bars (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 10 minutes
Yield: 6 barsCategory: Desserts
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These cookie dough bars are so delicious and are really quick and easy to make! They have such a great fudgey texture and the perfect balance between salty and sweet because of the dairy free chocolate and sea salt used!

I based this recipe on my 5 Minute Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough recipe which means, you guessed it, that these freezer bars also contain chickpeas! If you are yet to try any of my dessert recipes using chickpeas then I promise you that you cannot tell! If you like these bars why not try my triple chocolate version? You can find the recipe for my Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Freezer Bars here.

They lend a lovely moist and fudgey texture to bakes and no bake desserts alike and I would definitely encourage experimenting with them!

Chickpeas have a great nutrient profile meaning that these cookie dough freezer bars do too! If you are trying to make more ‘healthy’ desserts and are looking to incorporate snacks with higher protein servings then these bars are for you! If you are not a fan of chickpeas for whatever reason, you might prefer to try my Creamy Chocolate Chip Avocado Bars which you can find here.

You can make these in ten minutes or less as I have noted, however, you will need to take into consideration the time needed for these bars to set. I usually pop them in the freezer, (hence the name), and store them in there to increase their shelf life. However, if you want a softer texture you could just keep these in the refrigerator but they will need eating within a day or two.

I use individual silicone brownie moulds to make these cookie dough bars, however, if you don’t have any you can just press the dough into an 8″ x 8″ brownie tray and cut into six pieces once set.

If you fancy trying some other chickpea desserts why not give my Chickpea Cookies, Brownies or Blondies a go! Alternatively, for other tasty no bake desserts made from legumes why not try my Black Bean Chocolate Truffles, which you can find here, my Triple Chocolate Chickpea Cookie Dough or my Coconut Cookie Dough Freezer Bars here.

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  • 1 can chickpeas (approx 240g drained weight)
  • 200g 1 cup + 2 tbsp dairy free chocolate
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 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
  5. Chop roughly 1/4 of the chocolate into chunks and stir through the dough, ensuring they are evenly distributed
  6. Separate the dough into 6 evenly sized chunks and press down into lined individual brownie trays, ensuring they are tightly packed in and smooth on top. Alternatively use one 8" x 8" brownie pan and slice into bars later
  7. Melt the remaining chocolate using a Bain- Marie and spoon evenly over the top of the bars, using the back of a spoon to ensure the top is smooth
  8. Add a sprinkle of sea salt to the top if desired and place in the freezer to set for a minimum of one hour


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