The Original Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Recipe (aka Chickpea Cookies)

Looking for the chickpea cookies from Pinterest or Facebook? Here’s the original recipe! Scroll to the bottom of the post for a how-to recipe video.

Chickpea cookies! Chickpea cookies with no flour, no oil, no white sugar. These are just full of chickpeas. And they’re my very favorite healthy cookie so far!* I don’t know if they really classify as cookies so I’ll go with cookie dough bites.

And as a bonus, they’re grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. Just in case that matters to anyone out there! And if you’re worried about the chickpeas, don’t be. I don’t like chickpeas and won’t eat them but that didn’t prevent me from inhaling these.

* 2017 update: this post is 5 years old and I have a new favorite. :D You HAVE to try these paleo chocolate chip cookies if you haven’t already! There’s also a vegan option. And for hot summer days, these no-bake oatmeal cookies (naturally gluten-free + vegan) are my favorite!

The Original Grain-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - no white sugar, no oil, no flour! So gooey, simple and delicious! With a surprise ingredient (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free)

I used homemade peanut butter in these cookies but store-bought (the kind with just peanuts and salt) works just as well.

Here’s how to make peanut butter! There’s also a video included. All you need is peanuts and a food processor (which you already have to pull out for this chickpea cookie recipe!).

These need the chocolate. Don’t go making them without the chocolate and then tell me that they weren’t sweet or gooey enough! These would be incredibly boring without the chocolate.

And for some weird reason, these cookie dough bites do not taste yummy in dough form. Baking them somehow brings out the sweetness and peanut butter flavor. Or maybe it’s just all that melted chocolate.

The Original Grain-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - no white sugar, no oil, no flour! So gooey, simple and delicious! With a surprise ingredient (vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free)

One thing I’ve learned since starting this blog is that people really love closeups of melted stuff. So there you go. :)

These aren’t the most beautiful cookie dough bites, but fresh out of the oven, with all that gooey chocolate, I bet you can’t tell that these are made with chickpeas. Or are grain-free. But cold? Yuck. These need to be warm!

You can either freeze the balls and pop a few in the oven whenever it’s on, or simply put them in the microwave until they’re warm and gooey again.

By the way, if you’re a peanut butter lover like I am, you have to try these healthy peanut butter balls. They’re also gluten-free and vegan!

The Original Grain-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - no white sugar, no oil, no flour! So gooey, simple and delicious! With a surprise ingredient (gluten-free with vegan and dairy-free options)

Please read the following before asking a question! It will probably answer it. :)

  • Tons of people have posted the nutritional analysis for these. They’re supposedly anywhere between 80-130 calories, which seems like a huge range to me. Please use a recipe analyzer like on CalorieCount if you need more information.

  • You can use almond butter, sun butter, or whatever nut butter you like.

  • The peanut butter should be the kind with only peanuts and salt. No added fat or sugar.

    Be careful because there are some “natural” brands out there which aren’t really natural. I find that this peanut butter is usually expensive so I make my own.

    You can make your own in only 5 minutes with a food processor. Check that out here.

  • Chickpea flour won’t work. I don’t think plain hummus will either.

  • I haven’t tried anything other than chickpeas but others have used butter beans, navy beans, red kidney beans, great northern beans, and lentils with success. I generally don’t like goodies made with those types of beans but I love these cookies made with chickpeas. Please use chickpeas unless you have an allergy!

  • Doing this in a blender won’t work and might kill the blender. Making these in a Blendtec blender or something equally powerful might work but I haven’t tried it.

  • Adding random stuff like eggs… probably won’t work either. ;) Experimenting is great but I think this is a bad recipe to experiment with.

    But thanks to the experimenters who left feedback, I’ve been able to update the recipe with alternatives to honey and peanut butter. Thanks everyone!

    For my readers who are really sensitive to gluten, you might want to read my post on Is Honey Gluten-free?
  • For a totally sugar free version, use 30 drops of Stevia and cacao nibs.

  • Do not double the recipe! It might be too much for your machine and could damage it.

  • For a vegan version, you can’t use honey. Use agave.

  • For a dairy-free version, use Enjoy Life chocolate chips. They’re just as delicious as regular chocolate chips. SO good!

And thanks for everyone who has pinned and left feedback. I really appreciate it. :)

Want more gluten-free treats? Here are some of my favorites!

  • Coconut Rum Bundt Cake drenched in coconut rum syrup - can be made with all-purpose, gluten-free or whole grain flours. With a dairy-free option (please click through to the recipe to see the dietary-friendly options)
  • These paleo chocolate banana muffins are bursting with banana flavor and are super rich and decadent! (honey sweetened, grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free)
  • The Best Gluten-free Brownies (naturally sweetened, dairy-free, 100% whole grain). Can also be made with whole wheat flour!
  • Mini Cheesecakes {grain-free, gluten-free}

The Original Grain-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - no white sugar, no oil, no flour! So gooey, simple and delicious! With a surprise ingredient (vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free)

Grain-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (gluten-free with vegan and dairy-free options)

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The Original Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Recipe (aka Chickpea Cookies)
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  • Yield: 14 1" cookies


  • 1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel1
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (165 grams) natural peanut butter, SunButter Natural or almond butter - room temperature2
  • 1/4 cup (80 grams) honey (agave or maple syrup for vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder3
  • a pinch of salt if your peanut butter doesn't have salt in it
  • 1/2 cup (90 grams) chocolate chips (use vegan and dairy-free chocolate chips, if needed)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F / 175°C. Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until very smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides and the top to get the little chunks of chickpeas and process again until they're combined.
  2. Put in the chocolate chips and stir it if you can, or pulse it once or twice. The mixture will be very thick and sticky.
  3. With wet hands, form into 1 1/2" balls. Place onto a Silpat or a piece of parchment paper. If you want them to look more like normal cookies, press down slightly on the balls. They don't do much rising.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes. The dough balls will still be very soft when you take them out of the oven. They will not set like normal cookies.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature (or in the fridge) for up to 1 week.


  1. My can of chickpeas was 400 grams, 240 grams without the water, and I used all but a few tablespoons.
  2. Don't even try with regular peanut butter! They'll come out oily. You MUST use natural peanut butter. :)
  3. If you need grain-free baking powder, you can use 1 part cream of tartar + 1 part baking soda + 2 parts arrowroot.

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  • Sean
    May 26, 2018 @ 5:55 pm

    This is my new favorite snack! I didn’t have a food processor, so I used my electric hand mixer which still worked nicely.
    The third time I made them, I used a mix of almond butter and peanut butter, and some local, raw, wildflower honey that I got from the Farmers Market 😋
    I also made a larger batch this last time with two cans of chickpeas, and just adding the other ingredients to taste.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe, and I look forward to trying your others too!

    • Erin replies to Sean
      May 28, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear that the mix of nut butters worked well. And local raw honey! Yum. :) Thanks for your comment and I hope you’ll enjoy the other recipes just as much!

  • Maria says
    May 5, 2018 @ 8:20 pm

    H followed recipe exactly and they were delicious 😋! Feel less guilty eating these LOL whole family loves them!

    • Erin replies to Maria
      May 6, 2018 @ 9:16 pm

      Haha. That’s always a good thing. :D Thanks for your comment!

  • Lynn
    April 3, 2018 @ 7:41 pm

    Just made these. Used my Vitamix and blended chickpeas, vanilla and maple syrup until they were smooth, then transferred to a bowl, and was able to mix in the other ingredients without a problem. Worked like a charm.

    • Erin replies to Lynn
      April 5, 2018 @ 11:12 am

      Awesome! Thanks for the tip on how to make these with a Vitamix. :) So happy it worked well for you!

  • Kori
    March 18, 2018 @ 4:38 pm

    I just made these, & they smell wonderful! The unbaked batter was delicious. I had to use Great Northern beans because we were out of chickpeas. I added raisins, sunflower seeds, crushed pistachios, & dried blueberries + lemon almonds instead of chocolate to make trail mix cookies. 🙂 Thank you for the recipe!

    • Erin replies to Kori
      March 23, 2018 @ 9:56 pm

      Oh, wow. You added a whole bunch of goodness to the cookies and it sounds delicious. :) Thanks for the tip and for your feedback!

  • Melissa says
    March 18, 2018 @ 7:28 am

    Made these for the second time. I substitute peanut butter using almond butter and they are so delicious! Everyone loves them even the kids! The first time I made them with dark chocolate chips and I’ll tell you they are so much better with semi-sweet chips vs dark chocolate.

    • Erin replies to Melissa
      March 24, 2018 @ 12:56 pm

      Yay! So happy that even the kids liked them! Thanks for your comment. :)

  • Joann says
    March 5, 2018 @ 12:55 pm

    Anyone know how many WW freestyle points these are?

    • Jen replies to Joann
      March 21, 2018 @ 7:24 pm

      I just calculated it with the Lily’s dark chocolate chips (6 servings of them/84 grams) and it came to 3sp a cookie

      • Erin replies to Jen
        March 24, 2018 @ 1:21 pm

        Thanks a bunch for sharing your calculation. :)

  • Stella says
    February 27, 2018 @ 7:59 pm

    So I made them cut the recipe in a half and they came out so good I put them in the freezer and there amazing. So now that I ate one and had a thought after there frozen for about 2 days to dunk them in chocolate and freeze again and might be pretty amazing. Will keep u all posted thanks for sharing the recipe. 😘👍🏻

    • Erin replies to Stella
      March 3, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

      Oooh! I like how you think. Dunking cookies in chocolate is always a good idea. :D Thanks for your comment!

  • Tina
    February 22, 2018 @ 2:31 am

    I noticed this post of yours shared by one of my FB friends. Yes, the melting chocolate pics make everything look yummy! I’m out of work tomorrow for a snow/icy day, so, I’ll bake a little bit. Can’t wait to try them! Thanks for posting!

    • Eliza c patton replies to Tina
      February 23, 2018 @ 12:45 am

      I’m in the same boat. I made them today, they’re actually very good! Yay snow/ice days.

      • Erin replies to Eliza c patton
        February 23, 2018 @ 8:22 pm

        Yay! So happy you liked them. And I also hope you had a nice snow day. :)

    • Erin replies to Tina
      February 23, 2018 @ 8:21 pm

      You’re welcome! I hope you’ll enjoy them and that you’re having a nice snow day. :) Thanks for your comment!

  • Shelly says
    February 17, 2018 @ 8:19 pm

    What’s the nutritional value of these?

    • Erin replies to Shelly
      February 17, 2018 @ 8:49 pm

      Please read the first bullet point at the end of the post. :)

  • Vanessa says
    February 16, 2018 @ 9:09 pm

    I’m so excited to try this now that I have a food processor! Does the chickpea come through at all?

    • Erin replies to Vanessa
      February 17, 2018 @ 8:34 pm

      Not at all! And I hate chickpeas. I’d love to hear how they come out for you!

  • Suzanne says
    February 16, 2018 @ 9:06 pm

    Wow this is so unusual, but I can’t wait to try it!

  • Dawn says
    February 9, 2018 @ 3:18 am

    These are delicious! Not too sweet, super easy to make and will cure your chocolate/peanut butter craving. I am so happy I came across this recipe.

    My daughter doesn’t think they are sweet enough so next time, I will add some stevia root extract powder to give them just a bit more sweetness without adding calories.

    Bravo on a fantastic recipe!!

    • Erin replies to Dawn
      February 12, 2018 @ 9:11 am

      That sounds like a great addition! I’ve been meaning to try stevia in these. I’m so happy you enjoyed them. :) Thanks a bunch for your feedback!

  • Esther says
    January 13, 2018 @ 11:56 pm

    I used 1 tbs Splenda naturals instead of honey or maple syrup and Lilly’s chocolate chips. Yummy!
    Lilly’s and Splenda Naturals are stevia based.

    • Erin replies to Esther
      January 14, 2018 @ 5:21 pm

      So happy that a Stevia version worked out for you! Thanks for the tip. :)

  • Abbey says
    January 9, 2018 @ 5:29 am

    Do you think they’ll be okay without the chocolate chips? I don’t want cane sugar and don’t have access to ones without it.

    • Erin replies to Abbey
      January 14, 2018 @ 5:36 pm

      Sorry for just now seeing your comment! Hopefully you found the answer in the post. I personally feel like they need the chocolate!

  • Jan
    January 3, 2018 @ 3:24 am

    Me too! Found the recipe about a month back and have made them 3 times. Such a simple and delicious cookie. Thanks for the recipe, and Happy New Year!!

    • Erin replies to Jan
      January 4, 2018 @ 3:24 pm

      You’re welcome! So happy you liked them enough to remake so many times already. :) Thanks for your comment!

  • Tenaya says
    December 18, 2017 @ 1:00 am

    I’ve been making these for at least 3 years and still my absolute most favorite treat! Thank you so much these are amazing and save me when my sweet tooth is out of control. Love, love, love :)

    • Erin replies to Tenaya
      December 18, 2017 @ 9:06 pm

      Aww, yay! So happy you’ve been enjoying them the last few years! Thanks a bunch for your comment. :)

  • Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
    October 31, 2017 @ 11:03 am

    I love the comment, in your years of blogging you learned people like close-ups of melted stuff. Hah! That’s why I came by when I saw this on FB this morning. It looked too good! I am printing, and will make with my kiddos today- school is closed. This will keep them busy for a bit! Thanks my friend.

    • Erin replies to Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
      October 31, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

      Oh, hi there! And yeah, I had only been blogging for a few months and Pinterest had just taken off and I got that figured out quickly with the melty shots. :D I hope you’ll all enjoy the cookies!

  • Linda
    October 29, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

    Just made these cookies using natural crunchy PB, maple syrup, and Pascha organic chocolate baking chips (chocolate with rice milk). They’re a tiny bit crumbly and are starting to turn dark while still warm. They’re very delicious, and I’m not sure any of them are going to stick around long enough to make it to the freezer!

    • Erin replies to Linda
      October 31, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

      Could your oven be running hot? It sounds like that’d explain them being crumbly and turning dark! Or did your peanut butter have added fat or sugar? I know you said you used natural peanut butter, but sometimes it’s labeled as natural and still has added stuff in it! Thanks for your comment. :)

  • Lauren H. says
    September 2, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

    I’ve made these a few times now and I had oats and ground flax seeds. So good and they don’t stick around long 😊

    • Erin replies to Lauren H.
      September 3, 2017 @ 8:38 am

      Oats sounds like a yummy addition! I’ll have to try that. :) Thanks for your tip!

      • Trish kapsalis replies to Erin
        March 5, 2018 @ 11:40 pm

        Can i use regular peanut butter

        • Ren
          replies to Trish kapsalis
          March 11, 2018 @ 9:52 pm

          I just used Skippy Chunky and added a bit (2tbsp) of unflavored protein powder to balance out the extra oil… they were not at all greasy.

        • Erin replies to Ren
          March 14, 2018 @ 12:31 pm

          Awesome! Thanks so much for the tip. :)

  • Jessica says
    August 22, 2017 @ 9:53 pm

    I haven’t even baked them n I’m already in love i can’t stop eating the dough!! I was gonna just keep them to eat as dough but I’m gonna try half baked n half for my cookie dough craving haha! Thank u so much!

    • Erin replies to Jessica
      August 24, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

      Haha. I hope you liked the baked version, too! Thanks for your comment. :)

      • Trish kapsalis replies to Erin
        March 5, 2018 @ 11:40 pm

        May I use regular peanut butter

        • Erin replies to Trish kapsalis
          March 8, 2018 @ 9:17 am

          I don’t recommend it. See note #2 at the bottom of the recipe or the third bullet point at the end of the post. :)

  • Christina
    August 21, 2017 @ 3:27 am

    YUM!!! I just made these again, several years after making them the first couple of times. I forgot just how amazing these cookies are!! I love gooey baked goods and these are the gooiest! And so healthy! I don’t even feel guilty for eating 4 :D

    • Erin replies to Christina
      August 24, 2017 @ 2:02 pm

      You know what’s crazy? I haven’t made them since I posted the recipe in 2012! Haha. Always trying to come up with new stuff! I should give them a try and see if they’re as good as I remember. I’m happy that you weren’t let down! Thanks a bunch for your comment and sorry for my slow reply. :)

  • Hasina Gardonio
    August 18, 2017 @ 12:43 am

    Made these today, love them!!!! Thanks for this delicious recipe

    • Erin replies to Hasina Gardonio
      August 19, 2017 @ 8:19 pm

      You’re welcome! So happy you liked them. Thanks for your comment! :)

  • Sarah says
    August 15, 2017 @ 1:33 pm

    I made these per the recipe but they came out very crumbly. Any advice?

    • Erin replies to Sarah
      August 17, 2017 @ 7:50 pm

      I don’t think anyone has mentioned these being crumbly yet! Did you make any changes at all to the recipe? I hope you could still enjoy them!

  • Melissa McGrath says
    August 11, 2017 @ 2:10 am

    I just made these and they are amazing! Even the picky eaters in my house really like them. I used almond butter, agave syrup and Krisda semi sweet chips (sugar/artificial sweetener free). My batch made 24 balls/cookies. I entered the ingredients into MyFitnessPal, each cookie ended up being 67.5 cal, 2.2g protein, 2.75g fiber, 8.8g carbs, 4.8g fat, 6.8g iron, 0.04g calcium.
    Healthy and delicious! Thank you :)

    • Erin replies to Melissa McGrath
      August 13, 2017 @ 8:20 am

      So happy you and your picky eaters like them! I’ll have to look into those chips. Thanks for the tip and your feedback! :)

  • Emma says
    August 6, 2017 @ 2:02 pm

    I just tried these the other day, and they were a huge hit. Definetely my new favorite!

    • Erin replies to Emma
      August 8, 2017 @ 7:27 pm

      So happy to hear that they were a hit! Thanks a bunch for your comment. :)

  • Lorrie says
    August 4, 2017 @ 10:49 am

    Do you have a picture of “these” cookies? The picture posted for this recipe is a picture of the original cookies without the peanut butter.

    • Erin replies to Lorrie
      August 4, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

      What do you mean by “these” cookies? The pictures are of the recipe listed at the bottom of the page (and they have peanut butter in them).

  • Holly says
    July 31, 2017 @ 3:34 am

    I just made these tonight and they are amazing! So quick and easy! I used the whole can of chickpeas and substituted with PB2 powder and HOLY MOLY were these good! I ate 3 right out of the oven, plated some, and put the rest in the freezer based on other comments saying to try them frozen! I’ve already recommended this recipe to 2 friends and plan on making these often! I want to try to mix things up and maybe add coconut flakes or make an oatmeal raisin version!
    Thanks for the healthy find!

    • Erin replies to Holly
      August 1, 2017 @ 10:06 pm

      Oooh! An oatmeal version sounds interesting. I’d love to hear how that comes out! I’m so happy that they worked out well with your PB2 sub. Thanks for your feedback and for recommending the recipe to your friends!

    • Megan replies to Holly
      January 26, 2018 @ 4:23 pm

      How much PB2 did you use?

      • Holly Warshauer replies to Megan
        January 28, 2018 @ 11:01 pm

        I made them a while ago but most likely just a scoop or more depending on how much peanut butter flavor you want.

  • Devon Leary says
    July 27, 2017 @ 6:46 pm

    I am having trouble blending my chickpeas and getting rid of the chunks. I have a high speed blender (blendtec)

    • Erin replies to Devon Leary
      July 27, 2017 @ 7:39 pm

      Do you have the Twister Jar? Give that a try!

  • Michelle
    July 22, 2017 @ 3:33 am

    Where have these been all my life?!! So amazing!!! I used a store bought PB, Whole Foods 365 natural PB and they came out great! Not oily at all!!
    Thanks for this awesome recipe!
    I wonder if you could add brewers yeast and make these lactation cookie dough bites??!! Hmmmm…..

    • Erin replies to Michelle
      July 22, 2017 @ 9:53 am

      I’m so happy you enjoyed them! Thanks for the peanut butter tip. I’ve never used brewer’s yeast so I have no idea how that’d work. Sorry about that and thanks for your comment!

  • Cristina says
    July 15, 2017 @ 6:14 pm

    Hello! It was my first time ever making these and they came out kind of dry. I followed the directions to the T :(. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you!!

    • Erin replies to Cristina
      July 16, 2017 @ 10:02 pm

      Hmm. I’ve gotten loads of reviews on these but I don’t think anyone has had them come out dry. The only thing that I can think of is that perhaps your oven is running too hot? If you followed the directions exactly and didn’t make any subs at all, it’s the only thing I can think of!

  • Randi says
    June 27, 2017 @ 7:09 pm

    My first venture into baking with chickpeas, it’s a hit! Great, simple recipe. I had all ingredients on hand. Highly recommend this. So good. Thanks

    • Erin replies to Randi
      July 1, 2017 @ 10:13 pm

      So happy to hear it was a hit! :) Thanks for your comment and sorry for the slow reply! I’m in the process of moving and haven’t had internet since Sunday.

  • Marilyn Eddings says
    June 24, 2017 @ 12:17 am

    I just saw this and going to make it tonight. I’m trying to do Atkins and this is close. Thanks.

  • Alexz says
    June 23, 2017 @ 9:31 pm

    I tried to make this using pb2 and sugar free Walden Maple syrup. The batter was delicious but it didn’t really bake well. Took forever and still wasn’t cooked all the way through. Might have been because of my substitutions though. Just wanted to give a heads up to other future bakers.

    • Erin replies to Alexz
      June 24, 2017 @ 2:17 pm

      Thanks for the tip! I definitely recommend trying them with peanut butter next time. :)

  • Nesa
    June 21, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

    Wow! Thank you for this recipe! I haven’t tried it yet; but I’m looking forward to it!
    I am allergic to all grains, sugar, some dairy (and a lot of other things that have nothing to do with this recipe!).
    And because I’m trying to lose weight I avoid peanuts.
    I really appreciate the nut butter alternative, Stevia option and the small, side-recipe for grain-free baking powder!

    • Erin replies to Nesa
      July 1, 2017 @ 10:22 pm

      You’re welcome for the recipe! I’m so happy to like the options. :) I hope you enjoyed the cookies. Thanks for your comment and sorry for the super slow reply! I’m in the process of moving and haven’t had internet for a while.

      • May replies to Erin
        July 25, 2017 @ 12:21 am

        The stevia replaces the honey correct? What if your using powder stevia. How much would I use? Also could I use sugar free syrup?

        • Erin replies to May
          July 27, 2017 @ 7:21 pm

          The stevia replaces the honey. I’ve never used the powder so I’m not sure how that’d work but other people have mentioned using sugar-free syrup with success. :)

  • Jaclyn says
    May 29, 2017 @ 3:17 am

    This cookie dough is so good I eat the cookie dough plain and don’t cook it sometimes I make cookie dough balls and dip them in dark chocolate bear fantastic thanks for the recipe

    • Erin replies to Jaclyn
      May 30, 2017 @ 8:11 pm

      I love the idea of dipping them in chocolate! Thanks for the tip. :)

  • Ekf
    April 21, 2017 @ 1:29 am

    Forgot to rate– as my five year old has said “152000 wins! This cookie is the champion of today!”

    Also of course other liquid sweeteners (maple or brown rice or even golden syrup, agave nectar(low GI but watch out for that high fructose content, yikes) or “bee free honee” brand which is made from apples and is delicious all work, and sugar with a little milk,
    I have also had great success with the liquid stevia drops (like the Sweetleaf brand in “vanilla créme” as it has no aftertaste) …I used 30 plus 3 Tbsp milk

    Thanks again, love your blog

    • Erin replies to Ekf
      April 22, 2017 @ 9:26 pm

      Aww! The champion of today! I love it. :) And good to know about the Sweetleaf brand for a sugar-free sub! I’ve been meaning to try that out. Thanks again for your comments!

  • Ekf says
    April 21, 2017 @ 1:19 am

    Erin– these cookies are a simplified version of a chickpea chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve been tweaking for years…you’ve just unlocked the vegan in my seemingly unmatchable keyhole of an all-around extended-family friendly favorite!!
    Of course you can substitute the chickpeas/garbanzos with cannelini(white kidney) or navy beans, or go crazy and use black beans with some cocoa powder and a little milk(moo-cow or plant based!),
    Of course you can use any nut or seed butter (sunbutter, ABC butter, or even that weird powdered”PB2″plus oil),
    Of course you can use vegan- gluten-/ sugar-free choco-chippies….
    But for some reason I’ve been trying too hard with eggs and egg substitutes when to my surprise your recipe is simple and perfect and egg/sub free 😲
    Beautiful, amazing, love it literally tens of hundreds of batches to pieces!!!🍪🍪🍪❤️❤️❤️

    • Erin replies to Ekf
      April 22, 2017 @ 9:24 pm

      Haha, wow. Tens of hundreds of batches?! That’s dedication! :D I’ve tweaked the cookies I’m posting tomorrow over 30 times so I feel your pain. I’m happy that you found this recipe and have given up on the egg replacer! Thanks a bunch for your lovely comment. :)

  • Shelley
    April 14, 2017 @ 7:50 pm

    These are amazing!! I used cacao nibs and maple syrup, with fresh almond butter….I can’t stop eating them. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

    • Erin replies to Shelley
      April 15, 2017 @ 8:50 pm

      You’re welcome! :) I’m so happy you liked them! Thanks for your comment.

  • Cristina Hoffman says
    April 7, 2017 @ 12:16 am

    I made the recipe with organic brown rice syrup instead of honey. It worked perfectly.

  • Stacy says
    April 4, 2017 @ 1:42 am

    I make these are few times a week. Because they rock when they’re frozen they are a great addition to the banana based ice cream I make. I break the cookies apart and add them to the ice cream before I re-freeze it and tada!!!! Cookie dough ice cream!

    • Erin replies to Stacy
      April 4, 2017 @ 9:08 pm

      Oooh! What a delicious idea! Thanks for the tip. I love that you make them so often! Thanks a bunch for your comment. :)

  • Justine says
    March 30, 2017 @ 8:09 pm

    Hey there! These look AMAZING. Going to make these tonight :-D Do you use raw organic honey or just the regular honey? I feel like those are two very different consistencies… Thanks! hehe!

    • Erin replies to Justine
      March 30, 2017 @ 8:20 pm

      Hi there! Thanks. :) You can use either because it gets blended up in the food processor, anyway. :) I’ve used both. But I’d save your raw honey since you’re going to be baking the cookies and that ruins the whole raw thing. Hope you’ll enjoy the cookies!

  • Celina
    March 24, 2017 @ 6:13 pm

    I made these last weekend and am going to make them again tonight. Really good, soft-baked feel. I loved these even though they taste “healthier” than regular cookies. I used the entire jar of chickpea because I wasn’t going to use the remainder later on. I followed everything else exactly though. So good fresh outta the oven. And still good later on when room temp. I threw the leftovers in the freezer because I wasn’t sure how well the’d keep on the counter; they were edible right out of the freezer days later. I liked that! Thank you for this recipe!!

    • Erin replies to Celina
      March 29, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

      I’m so sorry I didn’t see your comment until now! That’s interesting that you could eat them straight from the freezer. I need to try that! I’m happy you liked them, despite them tasting healthier than normal cookies. :) Thanks a bunch for your comment!

  • Bryn Neenos says
    March 20, 2017 @ 6:23 pm

    I am a lazy baker and didn’t want to measure (that’s work!). So I threw in the entire can of chickpeas and dumped in what seemed like a reasonable amount of PB and honey and vanilla. I did measure the baking powder.

    Then I threw it all in an 8×8 and baked it at 350 for 20 minutes. They cooked nicely, we got 9 squares out of the dish, and the kids loved them. They held their shape wonderfully.

    So if you’re lazy like me, the dump and pour method seems to work well with these. :)

    • Erin replies to Bryn Neenos
      March 20, 2017 @ 9:32 pm

      Haha. Oh my gosh. Baking without measuring… :D I’m happy that they came out well with your random amounts of peanut butter and honey! And even better that the kids loved them. :) Thanks a bunch for your comment!

      • Bryn
        replies to Erin
        April 24, 2017 @ 4:41 am

        Thanks for the recipe! It’s become a go-to Sunday evening dessert for us and we love that we can still enjoy that family tradition, but in a much, much healthier way.

        • Erin replies to Bryn
          April 25, 2017 @ 1:32 pm

          That’s great! I love that these are a go-to recipe for you. :) Thanks for your comment!

  • Janice says
    March 18, 2017 @ 8:18 pm

    First time making these today and they were delicious! I let them cool and went to put in airtight container and noticed the color changed. They are no longer the light freshly baked color like the photo but darker. It won’t stop me from eating them, just wondering if I did something wrong?

    • Erin replies to Janice
      March 18, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

      I haven’t had anyone mention anything like that! So I really have no idea. Did you use sunflower seed butter, by any chance? I’m happy they’re still tasty! :)

  • Lisa
    March 17, 2017 @ 6:02 pm

    I kind of laughed at some of the comments on here. I made the recipe exactly as shown and my cookies turned out DELICIOUS! My batter tasted just like the ingredients, it was good. Not like cookie dough batter but hey these are great ingredients here! I ate one right out of the oven and they are sooo good. The consistency is fine, it’s a little crumbly but again I would expect that with the ingredients provided. I can’t wait to freeze a few too like some of the readers did. These are such an amazing treat to add to my healthy eating, I’m so glad I stumbled across this recipe!

    • Erin replies to Lisa
      March 17, 2017 @ 7:41 pm

      With 1,800 comments, I’m bound to get some doozies. ;) I’m happy you enjoyed them! I wouldn’t say that they’re supposed to be at all crumbly, though. Since you followed the recipe, I’m not sure what could have caused that. It’s great you still liked them. :) Thanks a bunch for your feedback!

      • Lisa replies to Erin
        March 30, 2017 @ 11:43 pm

        I think I ate mine too soon haha. Once I let them cool, they were soft like a normal chocolate chip cookie :)

        • Erin replies to Lisa
          April 1, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

          Ah, okay! Good to know. Thanks for coming back to let me know! :)

  • Ignacio says
    March 17, 2017 @ 12:54 am

    What do i do with the chickpeas!? 😬🙈🙂
    I feel like im missig a step

    • Erin replies to Ignacio
      March 17, 2017 @ 7:20 pm

      It’s in Step 1 of the directions. :)

  • Kara says
    March 2, 2017 @ 12:13 am

    Do you take all the skins off of the chickpeas? When I open the jar some are still on and some are off and it takes a long time to “skin” them. Thanks!

    • Erin replies to Kara
      March 2, 2017 @ 9:53 pm

      I don’t! Just leave them on. Enjoy! :)

  • Miguel
    February 4, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

    I just tried these with sun butter, can chick peas, honey, and everything else. They were amazing immediately after. I stored them and did some stuff around the house. 2 hours later they’re turning green?!!
    I ate a few more, same taste.
    Not sure what’s going on..

    • Erin replies to Miguel
      February 4, 2017 @ 7:39 pm

      Don’t worry, they’re okay. ;) Read the section called “My cookies turned green, what happened?” from the SunButter FAQ. I’m happy they’re still tasty!

  • Tracey Spence
    February 2, 2017 @ 1:11 am

    when I first tried these I wasn’t a big fan of the texture but I think it was because I used a mini food processor that didn’t blend it smoothly enough. I almost threw them out but decided to freeze them instead and THEY ARE AMAZING frozen! I’ll for sure make them again :)

    • Erin replies to Tracey Spence
      February 4, 2017 @ 7:09 pm

      I haven’t tried them frozen! That’s good to know. :) Thanks for the tip and for your comment! I’m happy you didn’t end up throwing them away.

    • Tup replies to Tracey Spence
      March 17, 2017 @ 4:54 am

      I didn’t care for them room temperature or even straight from the oven, the texture was just off. Based on your review, however I tried them frozen and OMG, they are to die for! I gave some to my co workers and they had no idea it was made from chickpeas. A-mazing!! Thanks for the tip. It is Game changer.

      • Erin replies to Tup
        March 17, 2017 @ 7:29 pm

        Huh! That’s interesting. I still only like them hot from the oven. ;) I’m happy you found a way that you can enjoy them and that you co-workers liked them, too!

      • Lisa replies to Tup
        January 9, 2020 @ 3:05 am

        Are you eating them straight from the freezer? Or thawed first?

        • Erin replies to Lisa
          January 9, 2020 @ 10:57 am

          You’d want to thaw them first a little. :)

  • Brenda says
    January 27, 2017 @ 10:31 pm

    Can you do this without nuts? Thank you.

    • Erin replies to Brenda
      January 28, 2017 @ 11:32 am

      Yes! The SunButter I link to in the recipe is nut-free. :)


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