Chickpea Cookie Dough Bars

High protein, healthy and DELICIOUS cookie dough?…. yes please!

I was really skeptical of chickpeas in sweet things until I tried these and OH MY they are so tasty! An oaty, date-y base layered with a creamy, delish vanilla cookie dough and I PROMISE you can’t taste the chickpeas.

Base:

  • 150g oats

  • 75g cashews/almonds

  • 125g dates

  • 1 tsp vanilla Essence

  • dash of almond milk, to bind

Top:

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  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

  • 60g dates

  • 125ml almond milk

  • 40g vanilla protein powder, I use Vivo Life (click here for 10% off)

  • dark chocolate (chopped into small chunks) (I use 85%)

For the base: in a food processor, blend the nuts until they are a rough crumb. Blend together the rest of the ingredients until it forms a sticky ‘dough’. Line a loaf tin with baking paper and add in the the mixture. Press it down and put the tin into the freezer while you make the top.

For the top: in a food processor, add in all of the ingredients (except dark choc) until smooth. Add in the dark chocolate chunks and blend briefly until it is distributed.