Sweetened with fruit, this 5 Ingredient Date Sweetened Chickpea Cookie Dough is a healthy, delicious, kid friendly dip for some of your favorite snacks!
Also Featured In
This recipe is also featured in the following vegan recipe roundups:
I know chickpea cookie dough is an old concept, but for some reason I had a hankering for some recently. But not just any chickpea cookie dough. I wanted simple, fruit sweetened chickpea cookie dough. I wanted something sweet that I could dip my apples or pretzels into, but that wouldn't leave me with a sugar rush or stomach ache if I ate a hearty serving.
Y'all know I'm a volume eater. I don't do small portions. I'm all about serving bowl sized salads, voluminous bowls of morning oats and baked sweet potatoes the size of my face. The combination of flavors I love and large portions is what satisfies me...oh and healthy fats of course (ahem, nut butter). That's exactly why I wanted to create a cookie dough that was made with ingredients I'd be fine eating a large volume of in one sitting...if I so desired.
That's exactly what this 5 Ingredient Date Sweetened Chickpea Cookie Dough is...delicious, sweet nutrition that can be scooped up with apple slices, smeared onto banana coins or eaten straight off of the spoon.
This 5 Ingredient Date Sweetened Chickpea Cookie Dough is also something I'd happily give to Harper once she gets a little bit older. I'm actually amazed at how excited I am to start feeing her solids. I'm fully aware that it could be a disaster and I may find myself with the pickiest of eaters, but I'm excited to have her try so many of the whole plant foods that I love and enjoy on a daily basis.
I'm also excited for you to try this simple 5 ingredient recipe! I would love to know if you give this 5 Ingredient Date Sweetened Chickpea Cookie Dough a try and what you think! Even better I'd love to know if you serve it to your kids and whether they like it or now. Leave a review down below and rate the recipe.
5 Ingredient Date Sweetened Chickpea Cookie Dough
- 1 can chickpeas drained, rinsed and skins removed
- 1 cup packed pitted dates
- ⅓ cup peanut butter*
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- pinch salt
- dairy-free chocolate chips optional
- Place the 1 cup of dates in a bowl and cover them with boiling water to soak and soften.
- After about 10 minutes, drain the boiling water from the bowl of dates. Place the dates into a food processor (or a high speed blender) and process for a minute or so until they start to break down and form a paste.
- Then add in the remaining ingredients (excluding the chocolate chips if using) and process until a smooth dough forms. This will take a while you will probably have to stop your food processor to scrap down the sides of the bowl.
- Once the dough is smooth add in some dairy-free chocolate chips if desired.
- Serve with sweet crackers, pretzels, apple and banana slices or smeared on toast!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days.
Skye McManus says
This was delicious!! It is totally worth it to remove the outer skin of the chickpeas— it is so smooth!!! Yum!!!
Have you tried baking these? to create an actual cookie? Thanks
Faith VanderMolen says
No, but I should try that!
how many grams of dates would that be?
Hi Kris! I'm sorry, but I'm not sure. I don't have a food scale currently either so I can't check for you. You could just use a mug to estimate if you don't have measuring cups!
Looks yummy. Do you list calories on your recipes?
Thanks Chloe! And unfortunately no. But you could try out websites like cronometer or my fitness pal to find the nutrition/calorie information!
My husband and I are obsessed with this one!!!! Thank you Faith!
I’m so glad to hear that Dena! Thanks so much for sharing!