Creamy Edible Chickpea Cookie Dough!

The Creamy Edible Chickpea Cookie Dough Experience!

Drum roll, please! I’m excited to announce that since joining the Plant You team I get to share with you all a step by step experiences of one of our fan favourite recipes from the Plant Ahead Meal Prep Program. 

For today’s recipe feature I’ve decided to make the Creamy Chickpea Edible Cookie Dough from the Plant Ahead Meal Prep Program. 

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Now let’s get started making this delightful Creamy Chickpea Edible Cookie Dough recipe!

I’ve heard so much buzz about this one from the members of the program, so I knew it had to be the perfect recipe to try out! In my personal opinion, I wasn’t sure how chickpeas could even come close to cookie dough but the community has spoken! One thing that had me sold from the start was the recipe called for chocolate chips. And l love chocolate chips! 

The Recipe Rundown!

 I like to gather all my ingredients first and then portion it out accordingly before following the recipe. I’m not sure if this procedure is just me but I like to do this simply because it saves me time when it comes to cleaning up. If you’re familiar with meal prepping you’d know that the clean up can be quite the task sometimes. I like to minimize it as much as possible. 

I love the fact that natural peanut butter provides such a rich nutty taste in baking. Therefore, I was excited to see how this turns out.

Here we go: I rinsed and drained my canned chickpeas and then poured them into my blender. I don’t have a food processor but my blender usually does the trick every time. 

Next, I add in maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla extract, oats and then I add half of the chocolate chips from what the recipe requests into the blender mixture. As I said before, I love chocolate chips!

Then, I process until the texture is totally smooth. I often stopped my blender a few times and mixed with a spoon between the pulses but I believe if you are using a food processor this won’t happen at all and it will be a real time saver. 

Then I transferred it into a large mixing bowl to add the rest of the chocolate chips and Voila! 

The Finale!

Once I tasted the recipe creation, I must say I’ve never would have thought chickpeas could even come close to cookie dough.  I had my partner give it a taste and he loved it!! My partner happens to be a very picky eater indeed therefore, I take his feedback and comments very seriously. 


Lastly, I decided to save part of the batch and keep it in the fridge overnight and try it out the next day. The results were outstanding and I dare to say better than what I expected!

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Creamy Chickpea Edible Cookie Dough

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This is the perfect snack for any occasion!
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6


  • Food Processor


  • cups Chickpeas (Canned, Drained & Rinsed)
  • ½ cup All Natural Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Organic Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tbsp Oats


  • Drain and rinse your chickpeas.
  • Place chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and oats in a food processor.
    Process until smooth.
  • Transfer cookie dough to a bowl and stir in chocolate chips.
    Divide into bowls, or roll into balls. Enjoy!
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Showing 4 comments
  • Emily

    Is it possible to sub the maple syrup? Maybe with date paste or applesauce?

    • carleigh

      Hi Emily! Yes I would suggest subbing with brown rice syrup, agave or honey. Date paste might work but you could need to add some liquid then.

  • Penny

    4 stars
    Hi…I have done most of the smoothes on your page. I love it….I love you thank you so much. Thank you for teaching us to love our bodies.

    • carleigh

      Thank you so much!