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Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies Recipe

In this article you will find a delicious and and super easy Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies Recipe that your kids will love; and with the simple whole ingredients, you’ll love them too!

Hand with teal painted nails picking up a peanut butter chickpea cookie from a stack of cookies.

My oldest daughter makes these ALL THE TIME!

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And if you wish that you had to keep chickpeas stocked in your home because your kids loved them so much, then keep reading or jump to the recipe below.

Because they will fall in love with these, dare I say it, ‘healthy’ cookies!

Ingredients needed to make this simple Chickpea Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Chickpea cookie ingredients.

If you or a person you’re making this for is allergic to peanut butter, you can also use cashew butter. I found it to be a softer cookie with this simply (and cheap) cashew butter recipe.

There’s no difficult way to make this…

This recipe is so easy you could have your child make it, if they’re old enough to use the food processor.


Peanut Butter Chickpea cookies process - four images showing how to make them in a food processor.
  1. Put the ingredients in the food processor
  2. Blend til smooth
  3. Scoop out and bake for about 10 minutes
2 images showing Peanut Butter Chickpea cookies before and after they're baked on a cookie tray.

Seriously, that is it!

It’s really that simple!

Why you’ll love these chickpea cookies

If you hate the thought of using refined sugar…even in cookies…

Want to get your kids eating more beans…

Or are simply looking for a delicious cookie recipe (that you can also eat the dough of)…

Then this recipe is for you!

Who would have though you can make delicious cookies for beneficial for your health?!

These vegan chickpea cookies are truly the best of both worlds; taste and feel like cookies, yet have the nutritional value of chickpeas, peanut butter, & dates. You really can’t ask for anything better!

Chickpea cookies with dates with a bite taken out of it to see the inside.
Hand with teal painted nails picking up a peanut butter chickpea cookie from a stack of cookies.

Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies

Shawna Clapper
Your kids will love this peanut butter chickpea cookies recipe! 100% whole food plant based so they can eat the 'cookie dough', too!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 25 cookies


  • food processor


  • 1 can Chickpeas (15.5oz or similar size)
  • ¾ cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup Dates
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Add all ingredients to food processor and process (pulse or low setting) til smooth
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, let cool, & enjoy!


*If using dried chickpeas, start with abut 2/3 cup dried. Starting with dried chickpeas will take much more time.
*To make the cookies smooth, consider removing the skin of each chickpea; it’s tedious but will make a bit of a difference.
*Does not matter which type of peanut butter used.
*Dates do not have to be soaked first unless completely dry, they should have some flex to them.
*Store in a container or bag in fridge or freezer- do not store on the counter.
Keyword chickpeas, dates, peanut butter
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