Vegan Cookie Dough Bites

Remember Cookie Dough Bites? I used to love them as a kid. I made a healthier, gluten free, vegan version of them and they are just ridiculously good!

Do you know Chocolate Covered Katie? She came up with the brilliant idea of using chickpeas as the base for cookie dough. If you ate them without knowing they were made of chickpeas you would have no idea. I adapted Katie’s recipe to make these. Thanks Katie!

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So, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1.5 cups chickpeas (1 can or 250g)
  • 3 Tbs Agave Nectar  or some other kind of sweetener (add more if the dough is not sweet enough for you)
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbs nut butter (I used tahini)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0.5 lb (2 bars) semisweet baking chocolate
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the chocolate in a food processor or blender and transfer to a medium size bowl.
  2. Finely chop up roughly 2 Tbs of chocolate and fold it into the chickpea batter.
  3. Taste the batter to decide if you need to add more sweetener. Keep in mind that it will be covered in chocolate so it doesn’t need to be too sweet.
  4. Roll the chickpea batter into balls the size of blueberries and put them in the freezer until they are hard.
  5. Temper the remaining chocolate.
  6. By the time you are done tempering the dough should be frozen. Take 5 balls out of the freezer and stick a toothpick in them. Dip the ball into the warm chocolate and tap the toothpick on the edge of the bowl to get the excess chocolate off. Find somewhere to put the ball until the chocolate sets. I turned my colander upside down and stuck the thoothpick in one of the holes. Repeat this until all of the balls are coated in chocolate.
  7. Once the chocolate has hardened you can take out the toothpick. This is totally optional. I kind of liked the toothpick.  =)

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My cat Marshall chills with me when I take food photos. xx.

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Veggie - These look wonderful. Love the pic with the cat!

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Patty Wayland Walker - here ya go Josh Greifenkamp thought this would e good for November.

Jennifer @ Delicieux - Stumbled onto your beautiful blog via Pinterest. So glad I did. It’s stunning. As for these cookie bites, they sound amazing. I love the idea of using chickpeas in these. I’ll have to try this. Thanks for sharing :D

Lauren (PB&G) - I love CCK! Those cookie dough balls look SO tasty.. I may have to make some chickpeas just so I can make these! I stumbled upon your site through pinterest and love your photographs!

Laura - So if I use real sugar, will it be about the same amount as the agave nectar?

Also, I don’t have a blender or a mixer on hand… Can I mash the chickpeas then hand mix everything, or will that give it a weird consistency?

sarah - I was a bit nervous about the chickpeas, but finally gave it a go last night. Freezing the dough and dipping it in chocolate really gave it the doughy texture I was looking for. Seriously good. Not sure these will last until tomorrow…

Vanessa - Kittee- Hahah. Good point! I guess, ideally, they would be blueberry sized. If you are patient enough to make that many. =)

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kittee - Lady, you have seen some big blueberries in your life!


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Kelly - Heart-stopping photography. Gorgeous style. So glad I came across your blog.

Rachel (teacher-chef) - There are quite a few things that I like here…. 1- Chocolate Covered Katie 2 – the aged look of your beautiful photos 3 – the colander idea for drying 4 – I always have all those ingredients around…. with an orange white chocolate drizzle, these are Halloween ready (healthy dessert for this weekend, yes please)!!!

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vkrees - Cassie – I am so glad you liked them! =)

Cassie - Wow! I didn’t hesitate to make these once I found um! (Thanks, Mom) The ingredients are so cheap and simple, and the process is pretty easy too. It was a bit sticky and time consuming making the balls, and dipping them into chocolate, but it was a fun, rewarding job.
I didn’t have *quite* enough chick peas, so I added some pine nuts and peanut butter. The pine nuts added a great little crunch/creamyness(depending on if they got ground or not) but the peanut butter made rolling them into balls nearly impossible.
So excited about this recipe! I couldn’t wait to share them with my friends! After about 3 people, though, I’ve decided to resist the urge to tell people what’s in them– they do enjoy them much more that way. :)

Ashlae - Oh. My. Goodness. These look absolutely scrumptious! And I love that they’re covered in chocolate – the lady after my own heart!

vkrees - oooo! thanks for pinning. <3 pintrest. =)

corrina - i LOVE the CCK cookie dough dip made with chickpeas. pinning this for later!

Carrie - Wow these look so good! I can’t believe there are chickpeas in there!

Beautiful photos too.

Amy <3

Amy is so awesome; not only is she an amazing actress, she did her own hair and makeup for these photos! All of the gorgeous clothes and accessories you see belong to her; no stylist needed. She is just one talented lady.

Marjorye Henry - Hi there! I love these shots. I am also helping a bride for a wedding and her bridesmaid dresses are vintage and purple. Amy’s dress came up on our results and she LOVES it. Is there any way that you could ask her what the designer was or where she got it? Thank you!!! :)

Pascalou photos - De superbe images, de belles prises de vue félicitations.

Superb images, beautiful shots congratulations.

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Lindsey - wow. Stunning images.

andy schmitt - Lovely images…

Janet - Absolutely gorgeous!

Agnieszka - Great images! First and third one are my faworite.
Greetings from Poland.

vkrees - H&M! =)

Cara - Where can I buy that purple dress???? ha. GREAT photo shoot! My favorite is the 5th one down.

Jessie - Wow wow wow.

Rachel - I love these! Well done!

Michelle - I am SO in love with these!


Michelle and I walked around Park Slope, Brooklyn taking pictures. –We stopped by Union Hall for a glass of wine. One of the best bars in the area!

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Lacey Walker - Wow Vanessa these are so beautiful! The shot of her going out your apartments door and the light behind her is perfectly framed and I love the focus on the second one on her dress with her face softly out of focus.