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Sweet Potato Vegan Edible Cookie Dough

Sweet Potato Vegan Edible Cookie Dough is the perfect appetizer for your sweet tooth. This vegan cookie dough recipe is made with natural ingredients and goes perfectly with fruit, chocolate and graham crackers, making it one of the best healthy vegan desserts!

Sweet potato vegan edible cookie dough dip in bowl with chocolate chips on graham crackers on side for dipping | Bucket List Tummy
This post was originally published in January, 2018. Text and photos have been updated as of February, 2020. 

I’m excited to share this healthy vegan cookie dough recipe with you today. Vegan and gluten free cookie dough is easy and is great for snackers and those with a sweet tooth.

It’s also great for kids who have a sweet tooth, and a great way to get kids to eat sweet potatoes in a fun new way. 

Why I Love Healthy Vegan Edible Cookie Dough

Sometimes you just want a healthy edible cookie dough, not just a cookie. Right? That’s why vegan chickpea cookie dough is the answer!

Or, even frozen sweet potato cookie dough bites! Just follow this recipe and then form into little balls and freeze. 

Perfect for a hot summer day. 

chickpeas in food processor

As someone who can hose down some raw cookie dough, I knew for food safety’s sake that I needed a vegan cookie dough recipe, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding. According to the CDC, raw dough (and even raw flour!) can contain harmful bacteria, like E. Coli, that cause disease.

With a vegan chickpea cookie dough dip, there’s no question about eating raw dough. 

The best part about this gluten free edible cookie dough is that it’s ready quickly (only 10 minutes) when the craving for healthy cookie dough dip strikes!

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What Do You Need To Make No Bake Cookie Dough?

Making healthy edible cookie dough is much easier than you think!

The oats are great for thickening this edible chickpea cookie dough dip up, while providing some protein and extra fiber. Plus, the sweet potatoes offer Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

It’s great as a sweet potato dessert healthy enough for all people. And as long as you use certified gluten free oats, this is also a vegan gluten free edible cookie dough.

glass bowls with ingredients for no bake cookie dough

How To Make Chickpea Edible Cookie Dough 

To make this easy vegan cookie dough, you’ll first start by cooking your sweet potatoes and letting them cool. I prefer to microwave them, then peel the skin once they cool. 

Drain your beans and mix everything together (including the cooked sweet potato) in a high speed blender or food processor

food processor with vegan edible cookie dough, made with chickpeas, oats, syrup and peanut butter

No baking, no prep time, nothing. That’s what makes this healthy cookie dough with chickpeas recipe the best.

Other Tips For This Vegan Cookie Dough Recipe

  • Make sure to rinse your chickpeas – You can reduce the sodium by up to 25% by doing so in this chickpea edible cookie dough 
  • If the raw cookie dough dip seems dry at first, you can add some almond milk (by the tablespoon). 
  • Add the chocolate chips in last as a topping, or omit them if you want to reduce the sugar content.
  • For the best flavor, I recommend 3-4 tablespoons of peanut butter. Do more if you like it creamier. There’s really no such thing as too much peanut butter. 
healthy vegan cookie dough in food processor with chocolate chips

What Should You Eat Sweet Potato Cookie Dough With?

I think we can all agree that when a craving strikes, we want something instantaneous, which is why no bake cookie dough wins out.

You don’t want to have to turn the oven on, take out a baking sheet, wait for the oven to pre-heat, etc.

Cravings come on quick and you need to be prepared, like with healthy raw cookie dough.

Closeup of Sweet Potato Edible Vegan Cookie Dough Dip with chocolate chips on blue background

I love to use vegan cookie dough as a “sweet hummus recipe” and dip crackers or graham crackers into it.

You can also use it as a sweet fruit dip (you know those cream cheese cookie dough dip things, right?) or as a healthy cookie dough for one – no judgment here. 

Lastly, you can just make it no bake dessert! As a gluten free sweet potato dessert, it’s full of nutrition. 

But, I’ll also slather it on toast, add some spoonfuls to my sweet potato oatmeal bake, or just eat it as is. Along with baby french toast sticks and baby muffins, Camryn loves this stuff. 

Sweet Potato Paleo Cookie Dough Dip topped with chocolate chips in white serving platter | Bucket List Tummy

Can You Freeze Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough?

Yes! Place your healthy cookie dough dip in an airtight container or stasher bag and stick it in the freezer for up to 3 months.  

Otherwise, store this dairy free cookie dough dip in the fridge. After a day or 2, it will become a little more like edible raw cookie dough in texture and consistency.

If you think sweet potatoes are only made for fries, you obviously haven’t tried this sweet potato breadsweet potato burgers or breakfast veggie casserole.

This was my first time making a healthy sweet potato dessert recipe, and I think I’ll be doing this again.

Other Vegan Desserts You May Like:

Sweet Potato Vegan Cookie Dough

Sweet Potato Vegan Cookie Dough

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Sweet Potato Vegan Edible Cookie Dough is the perfect appetizer for your sweet tooth. This vegan cookie dough recipe is made with natural ingredients and goes perfectly with fruit, chocolate and graham crackers, making it one of the best healthy vegan desserts!


  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 3-4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp oats (use gluten free if needed)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1-2 tbsp almond milk (optional, if dry)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life are vegan)


  1. Cook sweet potatoes and let them cool.
  2. Drain beans and mix all ingredients in a strong blender or food processor and blend, adding chocolate chips in last. 
  3. Enjoy! Serve with fruit, chocolate, graham crackers, are as a topping on oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, etc.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 365mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 5gSugar: 19gProtein: 9g

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Sweet Potato Cookie Dough Dip is the perfect appetizer for your sweet tooth. Made with all real ingredients, this dip boasts extra flavor from the sweet potatoes, and goes perfectly with fruit, chocolate and graham crackers | Vegan, Gluten Free Snacks

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  1. Just made this, yum! I found the maple flavor a little strong and would cut back next time, but I’m sold!!!!!

  2. The pumpkin risotto and sweet potato cookie dough are now on my “to do” list, Sarah. You prepare so well when you run – I’m very impressed

  3. Definitely going to try, sounds wonderful! Broke out the other loaf of bread with the blueberries I made from your previous recipe, and am really enjoying it! It satisfies my sweet tooth without actually being very sweet.

      1. Slowly, and what I need now is patience! I’m so used to being active. That’s the worst part of all this, however I know it will get better with time. Thanks for asking.

  4. I think Sweet Potatoes are one of the more under-rated foods there is. Not only are they tastier than other
    forms of starch, it is much healthier for you. Please post more ideas!

  5. Ah yeahhhhh. My three favorite things – sweet potato, chickpeas and chocolate – strikes again. Love the addition! I need good little friend gathering to serve this at.

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