Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites (gf + oil-free)

Hello my beautiful friends!

Get ready to drool because I have a new recipe for you that’s going to blow. your. mind. Please give a warm welcome to vegan chickpea cookie dough bites! I can’t get over how incredible these are.

If you’re a cookie dough lover but want a healthier version, this is the recipe for you! Not only are these vegan chickpea cookie dough bites healthy, they are oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and 100% plant-based.

If you’re a religious HealthyGirl Kitchen follower, you’d know that all of my recipes are SUPER SIMPLE. I am all about easy, quick, no-fuss recipes whether its savory or sweet.

For these bites, you will blend all of the ingredients in a food processor then fold in the chocolate chips – how simple is that?! You don’t even need to bake them in the oven, they actually will set in the fridge.

I can’t get over how much these actually taste like real cookie dough.

chickpea cookie dough

Roll these little guys into balls…I like to make mine about 1-inch around but feel free to make them as big or as small as you desire.

Garnish the outside of the bits with sea salt and extra chocolate chips for that EXTRA sweetness and a hint of saltiness. I love a little salty touch with my desserts – who’s with me?!

Can we also talk about how they are made with chickpeas? You’d never know they had legumes in them but it sure adds fiber, protein and a ton of nutrients!

Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites

Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites are: 


Peanut buttery




Perfectly Sweet 



Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites

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Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites

Your family and friends will be so impressed with how yummy this cookie dough bites are – honestly you will fool both adults and kids.

Fun game: Ask people to guess the secret ingredient, I’d bet they wouldn’t ever guess it would be chickpeas.

Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites

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Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites (gf, oil-free)

No-bake, rich, sweet chickpea cookie dough bites are the easiest, most delicious dessert! 100% plant-based, gluten-free, oil-free and soy-free.
prep time 20 minutes
total time 20 minutes

the ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 5 medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup cut maple syrup in half if you don't want them as sweet
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • sea salt garnish


  • Blend all ingredients in food processor except chocolate chips until smooth.
  • Fold in chocolate chips until combined.
  • Roll into 1-inch balls (dampen hands to prevent sticking) and add onto a plate. If you want, add more chocolate chips to the outside of the balls like I did.
  • Garnish with sea salt.
  • Allow bites to firm up in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

If you liked this recipe, you’d love my chocolate chickpea bark!

Vegan Chocolate Chickpea Bark

You may also love my easy chocolate dipped peanut butter cookies!Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

If you haven’t already made this, you must try these amazing homemade vegan protein bars! They are to die for.

In good health,


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Autumn says:

    Trying these now, I’ll let you know how they turn out. Been craving a no oil vegan cookie dough recipe 😋

  2. Barbara Price says:

    I see this recipe has rolled oats in it but you are listing it as gluten free. What rolled oats are you using which are GF. We have been told we are not allowed wheat rye oats or barley as coeliacs

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      I just buy gluten-free rolled oats – they sell them everywhere! 🙂 Just make sure that when you buy the oats they say gluten-free on them.

  3. Denise says:

    A great gluten free snack! I used the total amount of maple syrup and added extra choc chips to dough instead of putting on outside.5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      OMG! I am so happy you made them and loved them!

  4. brenda gleason says:

    thanks for this one
    love peanut butter
    I just rolled in unsweetened coconut
    keeper for sure

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      So happy you loved it – and rolling it in coconut is a great idea!

  5. Krystal says:

    I cant stand it when people ask me replacement questions, but I’m about to do it! So forgive me! What can I use in place of “sugars”? Dates maybe? The same ratio?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      It’s ok! I am here to answer any question you have. You can try using date sugar!

  6. Lauren says:

    Can you make these without the peanut butter?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      You can try almond butter instead but yes you need nut butter!

  7. Malini says:

    What kind of peanut butter is used? WFPB one? Can we omit the maple syrup n use more dates? Do the oats blend up (can I use steel cut instead)? Thanks5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Yes its WFPB! Its just peanuts. I use trader joes organic creamy peanut butter. It’s no oil no sugar.

    2. Danielle Keith says:

      The maple syrup is essential and I haven’t tried using steel cut but I would use rolled.

  8. Erin Sierra says:

    Wow! Just made these with my toddlers and we were all licking the spoons. Absolutely delicious. Adding this to our menu for deserts. Thanks5 stars

  9. Margie says:

    How many servings does this recipe make, assuming they’re 1” in size? I’m trying to get a calorie count/ball. Thanks!