Quick & Easy Guilt-Free Vegan Cookie Dough Bites

Healthy vegan cookie dough bites made out of garbanzo beans and sweetened with maple syrup

Recipes, Sweets | December 10, 2016 | By

These vegan cookie dough bites are as delicious as they are easy! With garbanzo beans as the base (shh! Don’t tell anyone!) these vegan cookies are loaded with plant-based protein! Even better, you can make these delicious treats in 30 minutes!

Chocolate stringing from garbanzo bean vegan cookie dough bites

I have a confession:

This post is actually over a year old!

However, I make these vegan cookie dough bites all the time.. It was due time to spice up the post!
(Plus, I was still using a cell phone camera when I started blogging.. yikes!)

Not to mention, I also tweaked the recipe a tad bit. Now there’s more protein, less measuring, and they’re as flavorful as ever! Happy day!

(The original post follows:)

Every so often I get the most unquenchable craving for chocolate. Chocolate cake, chocolate bars, chocolate anything. It’s worrisome, knowing that I may very well lose my shit if I can’t remedy the situation.

rolled vegan cookie dough bites

Protein-Packed Vegan Cookie Dough Bites (That You Don’t Feel Badly Eating!)

vegan cookie dough bite texture

Just look at all that heavenly texture!

These beloved bites are made from Garbanzo (Shh! That’s the big secret!) In addition, a protein powder added to the mix has them packing an impressive protein punch! Don’t let that scare you, though.. being sweetened with maple syrup, these babes can still satisfy my sugar cravings!

(Also, these cookie dough bites are very lightly sweetened. If you prefer your treats a little sweeter, experiment with adding 1-2 extra tablespoons of maple syrup.)

Ingredients aside, these cookies are sneaky nutrition at its best! I gave out an entire plate to my family before revealing they were made from garbanzo.

“WHAT!? I’m eating bean cookies?? I couldn’t even tell!”

Yup! That’s what I’m saying! These uber-creamy treats can fool the most devout cookie-holic (me included!).

I have had readers tell me to try them uncooked, but I prefer the slight crisp the 10 minute bake gives the outside 🙂

Serves 16 Cookie Dough Bites

Guilt-Free Vegan Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites have never been so easy, delicious, or healthy! Simply blend ingredients and bake.. no one will believe these are good for you!

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1, 15-oz can garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup vegan protein powder, unflavored
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Put all ingredients into a food processor (save chocolate chips)
  3. Process on high until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed
  4. Gently stir chocolate chips in by hand
  5. Scoop onto bake sheet, and press down, if desired (they will not spread out at all)
  6. Bake for 10 minutes until slightly golden
  7. Refrigerate afterwards!
Recipe Type: Cookies


Make sure to refrigerate afterwards (if they even last that long!) The cooke dough bites are VERY lightly sweetened. If you prefer a sweeter treat, add 1-2 more tablespoons of maple syrup



  1. Amy

    December 11, 2016 at 10:19 pm I defiantly need to try these Reply

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