Double-Chocolate Chickpea Cookies Recipe [VIDEO]

  • Cookies are a staple in my home, we have them for snacks, and there’s always one going into the babes’ lunch boxes. I find the trick is to make high protein cookies, like these Double-Chocolate Chickpea Cookies. Not only will protein fill the kids up, but it will stop the blood sugar crash and the tantrums that all too often come after a sweet treat. Chickpeas are brilliant for this; you can’t taste them, they negate the need to use eggs in the recipe and they make the texture of the cookies SO FUDGEY.


    Give these chickpea cookies a try; they freeze like a dream.

    Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

    These cookies are packed full of protein and other goodies plus they taste like a fudgey dream. Give them a try and you'll be a convert!

    Servings: 15


    • Chickpeas: 400g tin
    • Carob or cacoa powder: 1/4 cup
    • Rice malt syrup: 1/3 cup
    • Baking powder: 1 teaspoon
    • Any type of plain flour: 1 tablespoon
    • 70% dark chocolate: 60g, chopped




    Step 1: Preheat fan-force oven to 175ºC and line two baking sheets with baking paper. In a food processor pop all the ingredients except the dark chocolate and blend until well combined and all the chickpeas are gone. About 20-30 seconds will do it.

    healthy-chocolate-chickpea-cookie-recipe-3Step 2: Use two spoons to add oversize-teaspoon amounts to the tray, using the back of the spoon to lightly press them down.


    Step 3: Then, chop the chocolate and place broken pieces on top of the cookies before popping them in the oven for 25-30 minutes.


    Step 4: The cookies are done when they're crisp around the edges and still fudgey in the middle. Let them cool on the tray before diving in. I like to store them in the fridge, or freeze them for later. Put them into a tightly-closed freezer bag and they will freeze for up to one month.

    Allergy Tweaks

    Chickpea-free: Try butter or canellini beans instead

    Gluten-free: Use buckwheat, rice or plain gluten free flour

    Stace's Nutritional Tip

    There's so much protein from the chickpeas in these yummy cookies, you'll feel full for hours afterwards. I make them up for the kids lunch boxes and pop them in frozen, that way they're perfect come recess time.

    Images: Stacey Clare