Sweet Potato Vegan Edible Cookie Dough
- September 28, 2019
- Last Updated: May 22, 2023
- 32 Comments
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!
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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 recipe for sweet potatoes for kids.
Chickpeas in and of themselves are so vertile and easy to add to kids diets.
Try these bbq roasted chickpeas and other kid friendly bean recipes the next time you want to add a crunch.
Why You’ll Love Healthy Vegan Edible Cookie Dough
Sometimes you just want a healthy edible cookie dough, not just a cookie. Right?
Chocolate chip cookie overnight oats definitely have the cookie dough flavor, but sometimes you want something tangible to hold!
That’s why vegan chickpea cookie dough is the answer!
Or, even no bake cookie dough bites!
Just follow this recipe and then form into little balls and freeze for the best frozen cookie dough bites you’ll have.
And in the the fall, add some pumpkin flavor to make pumpkin cookie dough, because why not?!
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!
Vegan Edible Cookie Dough Ingredients
Making healthy edible cookie dough is much easier than you think!
- sweet potatoes
- maple syrup (I recommend Grade A) – I think the maple syrup is key, but if you don’t have any, you could use sugar
- peanut butter (highly recommend this cinnamon peanut butter or a drippy one)
- almond milk
- chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips to keep this vegan).
The oats are great for thickening this edible chickpea cookie dough dip, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 bread, sweet 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.
More Vegan Dessert Recipes:
- Chocolate Coconut Cream Pudding
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
- Healthy Fruit Pizza (gluten free but it does use eggs and yogurt)
- Tropical Banana Chia Pudding – great for breakfast, as a snack or dessert!
Edible Vegan 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!
- 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)
- Cook sweet potatoes and let them cool.
- Drain beans and mix all ingredients in a strong blender or food processor and blend, adding chocolate chips in last.
- Enjoy! Serve with fruit, chocolate, graham crackers, are as a topping on oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, etc.
Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
Enjoy Life chocolate chips are vegan
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 365mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 5gSugar: 19gProtein: 9g
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how important is the baking soda? i forgot it at the store ????
Just made this, yum! I found the maple flavor a little strong and would cut back next time, but I’m sold!!!!!
Yum cookie dough dip. My son would love this. thans!
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
Ooohhh I really need to make this because it looks and sounds INCREDIBLE! Though I may just eat it all with a spoon
That’s perfectly encouraged 🙂
Pass some this way! Looks fantastic!
WOW I love you for posting this recipe….it looks amazing!!!!
Hope you enjoy it, Heather! 🙂
For real this looks so freaking good, how do you not eat the whole thing! ha ha
I wouldn’t judge you if you did 🙂
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.
So glad you like the bread recipe, Sally. It’s one of my favorites! How is your recovery going?
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.
I am all about the cookie dough! <3! This looks amazing! *-*
One of my favorite things!
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!
One of my favorite foods too!
This is so brilliant!!! I love the baking soda addition. I bet it really gives it the “cookie” taste.
Yes – it was a fun tip I saw elsewhere, I think it really helps!
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.
RIght? Power combination!!
such a good idea! I love sweet potato anything so I know I would love this 🙂
Me toooo, hope you enjoy!
This looks so good! It could be a good way to get me into sweet potatoes since I’m not a huge fan.
Have you tried boiling vs mashing vs roasting? I really hope you like this one!
Cookie Dough is my weakness! YUM I can’t wait to try this, pinned for later 🙂
Love my cookie dough 🙂
Well this looks delightful! Can’t wait to give it a try.
Hope you enjoy it!