Raise your hand if you were the kid who ate more cookie dough than the actual, baked cookies. Keep it raised if you still do that…
It’s ok. Mine’s up there too.
Chocolate chip cookie dough is my weakness—the sweet, sticky dough + the bitter chocolate chips. Swoon…
Luckily I’ve created a healthier version of that chocolate chip cookie dough—for those days when you get the cravings but don’t want the sugar rush. This recipe happens to be protein packed, refined-sugar free, and loaded with a secret ingredient.
This guilt-free treat is for real my friends. Let’s make some Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls!
Let’s address the elephant in the room here. Yes. The base of this is made with the amazing chickpea. No—you cannot taste it. Chickpeas make an incredibly neutral + creamy base for these balls. Plus, they are packed with protein—which, paired with the peanut butter—makes these a great pre or post-workout snack.
I love keeping a batch of these balls in my freezer—to feed those cookie dough craving, to top my ice-cream, or to grab on my way to the gym. This healthy cookie dough seriously know no limits.
Share these delicious bites with your friends—they will never guess that secret ingredient! These Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls are:
Packed with Protein
Healthy + Indulgent
& Ready for Anything!
If you try this recipe, be sure to comment, leave a rating, and don’t forget to tag a photo #thelocalsprout on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear what you think!
- In a food processor or blender combine the chickpeas, peanut butter, honey, coconut sugar, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping sides as needed.
- Remove the blade and gently stir in the chocolate chips.
- Line a large plate or tray with parchment paper. Using a Tbsp. measuring spoon, scoop out the dough and drop balls on parchment lined plate.* Transfer to freezer.
- Freeze until solid—about 6-7 hours or overnight. Enjoy as a grab-and-go snack, healthy treat, or fuel for your workout. Leftovers will keep for up to a month frozen in airtight container.
Nutrition is a rough estimate of 1/12 of the entire recipe.