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Edible Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough

February 28, 2022

Have that craving for raw cookie dough, but want to keep things healthy? This Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is raw, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free but still tastes amazing. And it’s ready in 5 minutes!

Bowl of peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough. Jar of peanut butter and apple slices surround the bowl.

People ask me frequently what “intuitive eating” means and to me, it’s understanding that there’s foods that fuel our bodies and foods that feed our souls and we need a good balance of both to feel great.

I like using cookie dough as an example, because I think it explains it well. Cookie dough is basically the best thing ever, right? Minus the whole salmonella and that icky feeling we all get when we eat too much sugar. That doesn’t mean sugar, or fat, or carbs are evil. It just simply means that eating too much of it can make us not feel great.

If you want to eat it, I say go for it! Dream big, my friends. But if you can make a substitute that tastes as delicious, and also doesn’t give you a sugar crash, why not try it? If it can fuel my body, AND my soul, I am sold. Enter: edible peanut butter chocolate cookie dough!

Edible cookie dough ingredients in a food processor prior to mixing.

Here’s What You Need

  • Chickpeas – an awesome source of protein and fiber and the base of this recipe. If using chickpeas sounds weird to you, don’t worry! The other flavors shine through!
  • MaraNatha Organic Peanut Butter – love this brand! It’s so creamy and has a sweetness with no refined sugar. Any creamy peanut butter will work – just make sure the only ingredients are peanuts and salt.
  • Ground flaxseeds – a natural thickener and great source of omega fatty acids.
  • Maple syrup – an awesome natural sweetener.
  • Vanilla extract:– adds sweetness and that cookie dough flavor.
  • Chocolate chips – because we all could use a little more chocolate in our lives. I like Enjoy Life chocolate chips because they are allergen friendly.
  • Baking soda – optional but helps make this taste like a cookie!

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Overhead shot of edible cookie dough in a bowl with a wooden spoon, apple slices, chocolate chips and a jar of peanut butter surrounding the bowl.

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough

It doesn’t get much simpler than this recipe!

STEP 1: Add the chickpeas, peanut butter, flaxseed, maple syrup, vanilla and baking soda (if using) to a food processor or high speed blender. Process until the mixture is smooth – this typically takes 1-3 minutes.

STEP 2: Stir in chocolate chips and enjoy!

How to Eat Edible Cookie Dough

There are so many ways to enjoy edible cookie dough! Feel free to get creative or enjoy it in one of these ways:

  • Eat with a spoon on it’s own
  • Serve with apple slices
  • Serve with graham crackers or animal crackers

How to Store Leftovers

Store any leftover cookie dough in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to one week.


Edible Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough

  • Author: The Healthy Maven
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


  • 2 15 oz cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup MaraNatha Peanut Butter
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/31/2 cup maple syrup (depending on how sweet)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • optional: 1/2 tsp baking soda (for added cookie taste)


  1. Add the chickpeas, peanut butter, flaxseed, maple syrup, vanilla and baking soda (if using) to a food processor or high-speed blender.
  2. Process until mixture comes together, scraping down sides as needed. Should take 1-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.

*To serve: eat with a spoon, on apples, with animal crackers or vessel of choice. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to one week.

Have that craving for raw cookie dough, but want to keep things healthy? This Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is raw, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free but still tastes amazing. And it's ready in 5 minutes!

Like this recipe? Here are a few others you might enjoy:

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  • Reply
    July 22, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Hey! How much vanilla should you put in? 1 tbsp?


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    Cassie Autumn Tran
    July 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This is probably just because I have eyes that can eat more than my stomach, but I thought that bowl of peanut butter cookie dough dip was meant as a breakfast porridge or something, haha! Then again, if I can eat it with a spoon, I just might do that! XD

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    Shivani Paul
    June 27, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Nice recipe ..I love chocolate..I will definitely try this at home..Thanks for sharing this.

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    andy johnson
    June 14, 2017 at 1:46 am

    It looks so yummy. All ingredients were very healthy last night I made this recipe to my grandpa. she really like it. I am always make your healthy recipe to her and she always like it.

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    June 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    GOD HELP ME THIS LOOKS GOOD. I also love that bowl and want to make it in pottery.

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    jordan @ dancing for donuts
    June 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    this looks unreal!!! i love that it has some added nutrients from the flaxseed and chickpeas – definitely going to make this asap! thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Heidi Kokborg
    June 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    This looks so yummy! I love cookie dough – it’s not really a thing in Europe but I do love to make it myself, and whenever I’m in the States I always buy some. It’s just SO good!
    And I used to be exactly like you. I had so many food rules but no more, and it feels so freeing and I am so much happier today than back then.

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    June 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Looks delicious! How do you store leftovers?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      June 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      In the fridge!

  • Reply
    June 13, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Hey Davida,

    That Peanut Butter edible looks so good to much morning, noon, and night. So I saw the part about not eating past 9 p.m. it’s actually good to not eat after 7 PM, because you give your body time to three hours before falling asleep to break down the unhealthy fat in your body as you lose weight while you sleeping. So that part I do agree with. But back to this peanut butter thingy… I wish I could reach my hand through the computer screen and grab that because it just looks so good.

    Whee did the Chickpea idea come from to mix with Peanut butter and Chocolate kisses? Did you like see that on Martha Stewart or Rachael Ray? lol

    Do you eat gluten-free ice cream by the way or any kind of organic ice cream? If so, what’s your thoughts on that? 🙂

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    Carrie this fit chick
    June 13, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Oh my gosh, YES. Literally, my favorite dessert in the world is cookie dough and all involved with it. 100% trying this one!

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    June 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

    I LOVE these kinds of posts <3 thanks for sharing. And the recipe too of course because.. cookie dough

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    Juliette | Namastay Traveling
    June 13, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Ohhh this looks os delicious for fruit slices or graham crackers! I don’t think anyone would even realize what’s in it 🙂

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