Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Edible Cookie Dough Bites | Vegan, Clean, Dairy-Free & GF

How to create a healthy high-energy snack in just 5 minutes!  These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Raw Edible Cookie Dough Bites are clean eating, vegan, raw (if you soak your chickpeas), and absolutely delicious! ⠀

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites | How to make edible cookie dough and then turn in into cookie dough bites in just 5 minutes | A Sweet Pea Chef

Often times, when making cookies, we are tempted to taste just a little bit of cookie dough. Then a little more. Most of us probably did this as little kids and the temptation is still there. Seriously, this type of craving never truly goes away even if, as adults, we know better. And we know how unsafe it is to eat cookie dough. Especially when it’s made with raw eggs and flour.

BUT cravings hit hard sometimes…

So what’s the solution? Making eggless cookie dough that’s edible and safe.

But this edible cookie dough recipe makes more than safe to eat cookie dough, it makes healthy cookie dough that can be rolled into satisfying and filling cookie dough bites. These are such great little snacks. And so quick and easy to do. Not to mention fun so you can make them with your little ones.

Separate ingredients for Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites including chickpeas, peanut butter, vanilla extract, rolled oats, pure maple syrup, ground cinnamon, sea salt, almond milk, and chocolate chips.

IS COOKIE DOUGH SAFE TO EAT?

I’m sure you know the answer to this question. But I’m also sure you’ll want the answer to is cookie dough safe to eat to be yes instead of NO. Who wouldn’t? Cookie dough is yummy. But not at all safe to eat. Raw cookie dough is dangerous and it can make you sick — even if you didn’t get sick from it, you could have.

The 2 culprits that make cookie dough not safe to eat are flour and eggs. Flour hasn’t been treated to kill bacteria like E. coli. Bacteria gets killed when you cook foods made with flour so, once the cookies are baked in the oven, they become safe to eat. Raw eggs, on the other hand, can contain Salmonella, another dangerous bacteria that can make you very sick.

Ingredients for edible cookie dough including chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, rolled oats, sea salt, and almond milk in a food processor.The ingredients for the edible cookie dough blended in the food processor.

HOW TO MAKE EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH

Instead of eating raw cookie dough, you can try my cookie dough bites recipe and make quick snacks that taste just like raw cookie dough. Except they are safe to eat and they also contain…

  • lots of nutrients;⠀
  • 4 g protein;⠀
  • 2 g fiber;⠀
  • less than 100 calories per serving.

As for how to make edible cookie dough, all you have to do is to add all the ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) to a food processor and blend until smooth. That’s it! One simple step.

How to make cookie dough bites

  1. transfer the edible cookie dough to a mixing bowl;
  2. fold in chocolate chips;
  3. roll into chocolate chip cookie dough bites.

These are no bake cookie dough balls so, obviously, no baking required.

Mixing dark chocolate chips with edible cookie dough in a mixing bowl.

INGREDIENTS IN MY CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH BITES

These healthy cookie dough bites are the perfect solution for your cookie dough and your chocolate chip cravings. The edible cookie dough balls are made with healthy ingredients that are nutritious and good for you, including:

  • chickpeas
  • peanut butter
  • rolled oats
  • vanilla extract
  • pure maple syrup
  • ground cinnamon
  • sea salt
  • unsweetened almond milk
  • dark chocolate chips

So simple, right?

Top view of the cookie dough bites on a serving plate.

WHY I USE PURE MAPLE SYRUP VS SUGAR

I like to use pure maple syrup in this healthy cookie dough recipe. And in most of my sweet treat recipes, to be honest.  And here’s why…

Pure maple syrup…

  • has a lower glycemic index compared to sugar;
  • is rich in minerals including iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, copper, zinc, and manganese;
  • is full of antioxidants;
  • contains B vitamins and vitamin A.

WHY IS ALMOND MILK GOOD FOR YOU

I could’ve used regular milk in my edible cookie dough recipe but I wanted to make dairy-free cookie dough. In this way, the cookie dough bites can be enjoyed by those who are lactose intolerant, too.

Also, almond milk is pretty amazing and good for you because it’s rich in good fats and low in carbs. Plus it makes the no bake cookie dough balls taste better.

Just make sure you buy unsweetened almond milk that contains very minimal ingredients, ok?

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHICKPEAS AND WHY I USE THEM

Chickpeas are a great source of…

  • fiber;
  • protein;
  • minerals;
  • vitamins.

And there are many health benefits of chickpeas, including:

  • improved digestion;
  • keeping appetite under control;
  • blood sugar control;
  • protection against chronic disease.

All these health benefits of chickpeas plus their impressive nutritional profile, and the fact that chickpeas are versatile are the reasons I like to use them in my recipes.  I also love how I can sneak in the highly nutritious ingredient into a normally non-healthy option.  This made it so my kiddos loved the treats and were surprised to hear how they contained chickpeas.  BUT they kept eating them! 🙂

Picking up a cookie dough bite from the plate.

MAKING HEALTHY COOKIE DOUGH BITES

What I love the most about these cookie dough bites is that they are perfect for so many different diets and lifestyles. They are vegan, raw (if you soak your chickpeas), healthy, clean eating, and dairy-free. They are, of course, absolutely delicious. Duh.  Also, they’re no bake cookie dough balls, which means they are ready in 5 minutes from start to finish. Also, not many dishes to clean after you make them. That’s always a plus for me.

I like to make these with my kids since they are so fun and I don’t have to worry about them eating raw cookie dough. They can eat as much edible cookie dough as they want.

Did I mention you can make these ahead and store them in the fridge? Yup, you can! Your healthy treats for the week are sorted now!

Top view of Lacey's hand holding a cookie dough bite over the plate of cookie dough bites.

HOW LONG DO COOKIE DOUGH BITES LAST IN THE FRIDGE

Edible cookie dough lasts longer than regular cookie dough in the fridge. You can keep these cookie dough bites for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.  That means you can reach for them whenever you crave something sweet. I’m sure they won’t last that long since they are so delish.  In my house, they never do!

Close up of a cookie dough ball with a bite taken out of it.

HOW TO FREEZE EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH

If you want to extend the shelf life of edible cookie dough, you can store it in the freezer.

Here’s how to freeze cookie dough:

  1. form the cookie dough bites;
  2. place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper;
  3. transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and freeze for 1 hour;
  4. when the cookie dough bites are solid, place them in a Ziploc bag and put them back in the freezer;
  5. store the cookie dough bites like this for up to 3 months;
  6. to thaw, place the chocolate chip cookie dough bites in the fridge overnight.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites in a meal prep container ready to be placed in the fridge to store for later.

MORE DELICIOUS COOKIE RECIPES

Well, now you can enjoy a satisfying, filling, and super quick snack that tastes JUST like raw cookie dough !  Woohoo!  Here are some other great healthy cookie options for you to check out, too!

4 IRRESISTIBLE PROTEIN PALEO COOKIES

If you avoid gluten, these 4 Irresistible Protein Paleo Cookies are the perfect sweet treat for you. They are delicious, nutritious, and very easy to make.

Stacks of paleo cookies in a row, which includes chocolate chunk paleo cookies, chia seed lemon paleo cookies, peanut butter paleo cookies, and no oatmeal oatmeal raisin cookies.

And you have 4 different cookie recipes to choose from – I’ve got No Oatmeal Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, Chia Seed Lemon, and Chocolate Chunk. Get the recipes.

PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN COOKIES

Made with only 4 ingredients, these Peanut Butter Cookies are flourless and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies | Peanut Butter Protein Cookies | These easy peanut butter protein cookies are flourless, only require 4 ingredients, and take less than 25 minutes to make! Each cookie contains 9 grams of protein and tastes just like a soft peanut butter cookie! | A Sweet Pea Chef

The Peanut Butter Cookies are also high in protein (each cookie = 9g of protein), healthy, and totes delicious. Get the recipe.

DARK AND STORMY GINGER COOKIES

These Dark And Stormy Ginger Cookies are sugar-free but sweet, delicious, and filled with ginger flavor.

Non alcoholic dark and stormy mocktail sitting next to a pile of freshly baked ginger cookies.

These cookies are perfect for the holidays but if you love ginger-flavored cookies, you can definitely make them any time you want. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Edible Cookie Dough Bites
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

How to create a healthy high-energy snack in just 5 minutes!  These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Raw Edible Cookie Dough Bites are clean eating, vegan, raw (if you soak your chickpeas), and absolutely delicious! ⠀

Categories: Cookie, Dairy-Free, Healthy, Quick Snack, Raw, Snack, Vegan
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: cookie dough
Servings: 14 cookie dough bites
Calories: 94 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups soaked chickpeas (can use 13.5 oz can cooked chickpeas), drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats, uncooked (use GF oats if GF)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk, plus more, as needed to thin
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs (make sure dairy-free if vegan or non-dairy)
Instructions
  1. Add chickpeas, peanut butter, vanilla extract, pure maple syrup, rolled oats, cinnamon, and sea salt to a food processor.

  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add cookie dough mixture to a mixing bowl, and fold in the chocolate chips.

  4. Roll into balls. I use a 1 1/2 tbsp ice cream scoop for even measurement)

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Edible Cookie Dough Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 bite)
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

5 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Edible Cookie Dough Bites | Vegan, Clean, Dairy-Free & GF

  1. Lacy, I made these wonderful Chocolate Chip edible bites, but mine did not come out like yours. Mine are very sticky and messy. Is it because I used almond butter instead of peanut butter? What can I do to make them firmer and easier to eat?
    Thank you for putting out new recipes every week. I use your recipes all the time and love them.
    Lee Ann

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