Dairy-Free, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Edible (& Kinda Healthy) Cookie Dough


The first time I tried Chickpea Cookie Dough, I was like ehhh. The next few times I tried this, I made some changes like less peanut butter, swapping brown sugar for other sweeteners (gotta be more like Toll House, right?) and a bit more vanilla. The changes made me want to grab a spoon immediately; it’s a keeper. I personally think that it’s even better chilledddd. Serve it up on apple wedges, graham crackers or just eat it with a spoon. I personally like the good ol’ chocolate chip version, but play around with it to get your perfect edible cookie dough.

Ingredients (makes 1½ c with 4-6 servings).

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
  • 1/4 c creamy, unsalted peanut butter
  • 2 T light brown sugar, unpacked
  • 1-2 t vanilla extract, to taste
  • Pinch of salt to taste
  • 1-4 T chickpea liquid
  • Toppings (see recipe)


  1. Drain chickpeas, but reserve and set aside the liquid.
  2. Rinse chickpeas and remove their shell. Spread shelled chickpeas on a paper towel or dish towel and pat dry.
    • Removing the shells may seem tedious, but it allows for a smoother texture.
  3. Transfer chickpeas, peanut butter, sugar, vanilla and salt to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth adding reserved chickpea liquid by tablespoon as needed to help blend. Add salt to taste and more vanilla if needed.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and stir in enjoy plain or using a wooden spoon, stir in suggested toppings:
    • Chocolate Chip: 1/3 c dark chocolate chips
    • Oatmeal Raisin: 1/3 c old-fashioned oats, 1/4 c raisins & 1/4 t cinnamon
    • Pumpkin Pie: 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice with 1/4 c chopped pecans
  5. Dish up 1/4 c to 1/2 c servings. Store leftovers in fridge for up to 1 week.
  6. Enjoy!

Tweaked from Goodful’sEdible Cookie Dough” and from Lizzie Fuhr’s version, “Chickpea Cookie Dough,” at POPSUGAR Fitness.

Nutrition for 1/4 c of cookie dough (no toppings).
162 calories  •  6.1 g fat (33%)  •  22.2 g carbs (53%)  •  5.8 g protein (14%)  •  4.3 g sugar
These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.



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