Healthy Salted Caramel Cookie Dough

July 31, 2020

This Healthy Salted Caramel Cookie dough is the perfect indulgent treat that also happens to be healthy. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I am always looking for treats that satisfy my sweet tooth without guilt. This recipe is just that.

You are probably wondering, but CHICKPEAS? Won’t this “cookie dough” taste like chickpeas? The answer is no! It tastes like a sweet hummus, but without the chickpea taste, because the chickpea taste is masked by the sweetness of the dates, the vanilla, and of course, the chocolate! And, if you like your cookie dough even sweeter, add an extra date or a tablespoon maple syrup.

This recipe makes about 2-3 cups of cookie dough, so there is plenty for you to share. I recommend storing it in a glass container and keeping it in the refrigerator for up to one week.

And by calling this recipe “cookie dough,” you probably think that this can only be eaten for dessert. But NOPE! You can eat it for breakfast too. Chickpeas are so good for you. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, and have been known to possess a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management. They are also high in protein. So don’t be afraid to indulge, get your chickpea on!

As you can see in the instructions, I recommend that you soak your dates overnight so that they get nice and soft, and make for a creamier cookie dough. If you forget and don’t want to do that, it is ok! I promise your cookie dough will still turn out perfect.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!



Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

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  • 6 large dates pitted & soaked overnight
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed very well
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter or almond butter or peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tablespoons non-dairy milk of choice if needed, to thin out


  • Soak dates overnight, then discard the water and remove the pits.
  • In a food processor, add dates, chickpeas, sea salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Blend it all up until you get a creamy texture.
  • If it’s too thick, add the non-dairy milk.
  • Once desired texture is reached, transfer to a bowl and mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Add additional sea salt flakes on top.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Hello , i’m Definitely going to try this recipe tomorrow, but I wanted to know how many calories does it contain ? Thank you!!

    • I am not sure! You can add the ingredients into My Fitness Pal and calculate it. My new website launching next month will contain nutritional information for all my recipes! 🙂

  2. Ok, I’ve just made this and it’s ACE – cannot believe how incredible it tastes. It feels strange to eat cookie dough with a spoon but I quickly got over that. Thanks, brilliant recipe!

  3. I am making this tomorrow as soon as those dates are soooooft! For the cashew butter… it just says 1/2. Is that 1/2 cup? Wasn’t sure how much, yummmmm!!! Thank you!