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Edible Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough

Edible Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough

Sweet and delicious edible chickpea cookie dough! Perfect as a snack on the go or to dip fruit and crackers in. Vegan and gluten free recipe.

This edible cookie dough is so easy to make a the perfect snack when you’re craving something sweet.

It makes a great midday energy booster or when relaxing on the couch after a long day.

Since there are no eggs it’s absolutely safe to eat raw and it is completely gluten free. Add in some chocolate and you have an awesome all around simple and quick recipe.

How To Make Vegan Cookie Dough From Chickpeas

stirring cookie dough

You can use any type of chickpeas you prefer. The key to getting the flavor right is to thoroughly soak your chickpeas before making your cookie dough.

This extra effort will make your finished dough so much better tasting. So don’t skip it!

This recipe calls for just the right amount of sweetness with the brown sugar and maple syrup. If you want it even sweeter just up your brown sugar a bit (not your maple syrup).

Finished with vegan chocolate chips and you have what I think is the best vegan edible cookie dough you can make.

Prep time is only about five minutes and then about thirty to chill and you’re cookie dough is ready.


  • 1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 4 Tbs. Oats
  • 15 oz. Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) You can substitute in white kidney beans
  • 4 Tbs. Brown Sugar (for a low sugar version use coconut sugar)
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Butter (can sub any other nut butter you prefer)
  • 2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Almond Extract

Start by completely rinsing your beans. Then put them in your blender or food processor and blend for about thirty seconds.

Other than your chocolate chips, add all ingredients to your blender and process until well combined. It should take 1-1.5 minutes.

Taste test your cookie dough and adjust sweetness by adding more brown sugar if desired.

If dough is too thin add a couple tablespoons of oats and process again.

Transfer to a mixing bowl and add chocolate chips. Stir until evenly distributed.

Chill your cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least a half an hour and then enjoy!

vegan cookie dough in bowl

Edible Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough

Simple and delicious cookie dough perfect for eating as is or using as a gluten free, vegan dip.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 200 kcal


  • Food Processor or Blender
  • Mixing Bowl


  • ¼ Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 4 Tbs. Oats
  • 15 oz. Chickpeas Or White Kidney Beans
  • 4 Tbs. Brown Sugar Or Coconut Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Almond Butter
  • 2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Almond Extract


  • Drain and thoroughly rinse beans.
  • Add beans to food processor and process for about thirty seconds.
  • Add all other ingredients except for chocolate chips. Process for about one minutes.
  • Taste test dough. Add brown sugar for more sweetness if desired. Add more oats if a thicker cookie dough is desired.
  • Transfer to mixing bowl and stir in chocolate chips.
  • Chill for at least a half an hour before serving.


Calories: 200kcal
Keyword Edible Cookie Dough, Gluten Free, Vegan
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Vegan Cookie Dough FAQ

Is it safe to eat this raw?

Yes! There are no raw eggs in this recipe so it is safe to eat uncooked. All vegan cookie doughs can be eaten raw.

Does the cookie dough taste like chickpeas?

I taste almost no chickpea in this recipe as is. The key is the sweeteners and rinsing your beans.

Be sure to completely rinse off your beans before processing. Then when you taste test your dough, if you taste chickpea add more brown sugar.

Add a small amount at a time until desired taste is achieved.

You can also add more pure vanilla extract to mask the chickpea taste if you prefer not to make your dough any sweeter.

How long can I store my cookie dough?

Your cookie dough will stay good in the refrigerator for up to five days. Keep it in an airtight container.

Can I freeze my cookie dough?

You can freeze your cookie dough in a freezer safe bag for up to three months. Roll your dough in one piece and seal before freezing.

Can I use flour?

You can use any flour to make this dough. But to keep it gluten free you will need to use either almond or coconut flour in place of your oats.

Do I need a blender or food processor?

While you cannot mix this recipe by hand, you can use a hand mixer if you do not have a blender or food processor.