Choc Chickpea Cookies

Chickpeas in a biscuit? Yes, that's right! Although it might seem like an odd mix, these chickpea-based choc-chip cookies are a hit with the kids (and everyone who loves biscuits!). A tasty healthy snack – chocolatey and chewy on the inside – you won't regret giving these a go!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Serves: 10
Course: Snack, Treat
Cuisine: International
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, vegan, Vegetarian


  • 400 g chickpeas Tinned, drained, rinsed and patted dry with paper towel
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder gluten free
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate baking chips are quicker to melt


  • Preheat oven to 180 celcius and lightly grease a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Place all ingredients except choc chips into a blender and pulse for 45 seconds-1 minute, or until all ingredients are blended together and the mixture has a doughy consistency.
  • Place dough into a large mixing bowl and fold through the choc chips.
  • Scoop out spoonfuls of dough and roll them into 10 balls, it is easiest to do this with wet hands as the mixture will be sticky.
  • Place the balls onto the baking sheet and flatten them using the back of a spoon.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and cool on rack.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container (good for up to 5 days).


For something different, try our recipe for choc-chip oats cookies!
Nutrition Facts
Choc Chickpea Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 11IU0%
Vitamin B3 1mg5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin K 2µg2%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Try our moreish recipe for choc-chip oats cookies

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change. Sam Wood has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators. He is also the founder and trainer at Australia’s number one online fitness and nutrition program, and owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed.