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vegan no-bake cookie dough bars stacked

No-bake Cookie Dough Bars

These fudgy no-bake cookie dough bars are chocolatey, rich, and gooey! The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, and protein-rich.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 9 bars


Cookie dough layer

Chocolate fudge layer


  • Make the no-bake brownie base as per the instructions in the recipe and press the dough firmly into a baking pan (lined with foil or parchment paper). My pan measures 8 1/2 x 6 inches. If you use a bigger pan the bars will be less thick. You can also leave out the brownie base completely for this recipe and just make the cookie dough layer and chocolate layer.
  • For the cookie dough layer, process chickpeas, sunflower seed butter and vanilla extract in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy. Add all other ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and mix again. Stir in the chocolate chips with a spoon. Transfer the cookie dough mixture to the pan and put it in the freezer.
  • For the chocolate fudge layer, carefully melt the cacao butter in a water bath, add all other ingredients, stir with a whisk, and pour it onto the cookie dough layer. Put the pan in the freezer for about 60 minutes to set.
  • Cut into bars and enjoy thawed. Store leftovers in the fridge. Enjoy!


  • You can use cooked white beans instead of cooked chickpeas.
  • Any other nut/seed butter (e.g. almond butter, coconut butter, cashew butter, peanut butter etc) is fine.
  • You can use Xylitol, coconut sugar, or regular sugar instead of Erythritol. To make powdered sugar, just process it in a blender or an electric coffee/spice grinder for a couple of seconds. I use an electric coffee/spice grinder which I love.
Nutrition Facts
No-bake Cookie Dough Bars
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 157
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.4g27%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 8.2g33%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 8.7g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.