no bake pumpkin chickpea cookie dough balls

Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bites

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 balls 1x
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american


These pumpkin cookie dough bites are so delicious you won’t even believe they’re made with chickpeas! I love that they’re made with just a few simple ingredients, low in sugar and taste like cookie dough! 



  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup creamy unsweetened peanut butter 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder 
  • pinch of salt 
  • 1/2 cup milk or dark chocolate chips (I used Lily’s Sweets chocolate chips) 
  • sea salt flakes 


  1. Add all of the ingredients together in a bowl of a food processor, pulse to combine. 
  2. Once pulsed for a couple of minutes you should start to see a thick dough.
  3. Remove from food processor and stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out roughly, a 2 tbsp. serving. Roll in the palm of your hands into a ball and place on a sheet of parchment paper. 
  5. Repeat with remaining dough. Sprinkle the batch with a little bit of flakey sea salt and or drizzle with extra melted chocolate chips.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before grabbing a bite!
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. 

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