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Looking for delicious and healthy chocolate chips cookie dough balls full of protein? These are gluten free, vegan, no bake, and kids love them! #chickpea #chickpeas #cookiedough #peanutbutterballs #veganrecipes #stresslessbehealthy

Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls

Healthy protein rich peanut butter balls that your kids will love! They won't even be able to tell that these cookies are healthy for them.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freeze 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 52 balls
Author Shawna Clapper


  • 1 can chickpeas or 2/3 dry chickpeas to boil til soft
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup chocolate chips dark, vegan
  • 1 cup chocolate chips to melt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil to melt


  1. Boil the chickpeas if not using canned.

  2. Take the 'skin' off of each chickpea. Whether canned or dry.

  3. Put the chickpeas, peanut butter and maple syrup in your food processor and turn on low til blended well and smooth

  4. Place mixture in a bowl and add in ½  cup chocolate chips ad mix well.

  5. Let dough sit in the fridge for a few hours.

  6. Roll the dough into balls, about 1 inch or so in diameter. (Does not have to be perfect.)

  7. Freeze for an hour or so.

  8. Melt the rest of the chocolate and the coconut in a double boiler. (Or, use two pots, one smaller than the other; boil water in the bigger pot, and the ingredients in the smaller pot, placed inside the bigger pot.)

  9. Once the chocolate and coconut is melted, roll each ball in the chocolate and place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

  10. Freeze the balls in the freezer to help the chocolate harden up. Then keep in the fridge or freezer.