A chocolate chip cookie dough that you don't have to worry about eating? Chickpeas are the secret ingredient in these mouthwatering, vegan, and egg-free, cannabis-infused chocolate chip cookie dough bites that you can easily make with pantry staples in just a few minutes.
Let's Make Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites!
Have you ever met anyone who doesn't love chocolate chip cookie dough?
Maybe they love it even more than chocolate chip cookies themselves?
We all love this delicious treat, but as our mothers warned us time and time again, "don't eat the cookie dough, it will make you sick!!"
I love cookie dough as much as the next girl, but the potential risk of eating raw eggs led me to search for a better alternative.
The secret ingredient in these delicious cannabis chocolate chip cookie dough bites?
I know, you may be thinking EWWW, that doesn't sound right, but trust me on this one!
In this post, you will find everything you need to make these sweet, delicious, and super easy to make cannabis chocolate chip cookie dough bites along with printable instructions at the end.
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What You Need: The Ingredients
- Can of chickpeas
- Peanut butter - smooth or chunky (your choice!)
- Maple syrup
- Cannabis oil
- Powdered peanut butter
- Vanilla extract
- Chocolate Chips
Cookie Dough Made with Chickpeas
That's right, you heard me, chickpeas!
Don't worry, you can't taste them at all, but they do create the perfect consistency for this treat.
Not only do they help make the perfect texture for this dish, but they also contribute many nutritional benefits as well, which takes this treat from occasional indulgence to a completely acceptable weekly snack.
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are traditionally eaten whole or blended into everyone's favorite dip, hummus.
Still, they are a versatile ingredient that is making its way into the desert scene.
Each 1 cup serving can provide 15 grams of plant-based protein and 12.5 grams of dietary fiber.
Together both protein and fiber have the ability to keep you feeling fuller, longer!
How to Infuse These Energy Bites with Cannabis
As with all things cannabis, there are many different ways to infuse something.
It is important that you choose an option that is right for you, based on your own personal tolerance.
If you are unsure, it is best to follow the golden rule of "start low and go slow" while you experiment to find what option is right for you.
Various Cannabis Oils
My preferred way to infuse this recipe is by adding 1 tablespoon of infused cannabis oil to the mix.
The infused oil easily blends well with the rest of the ingredients, and it is something most people have on hand already.
Of course, there are so many different oils to choose from, you're going to want to pick the one that is right for you.
Here are just a few ideas of different oils I have available here.
- Cannabis Coconut Oil
- Cannabis MCT Oil
- Homemade CBD Oil
- Homemade ABV 'Already Been Vaped' Oil
- Homemade CBG Oil
One of the easiest ways to make infused foods is with cannabis concentrates.
These are the most convenient, easy-to-use, pre-prepared concentrated products for cannabis infusions.
Because they are concentrated, you only need to add a tiny bit to each recipe to get the experience you are looking for.
Because you only need to add a tiny bit, cannabis concentrates will not disrupt your food's volume, texture, or flavor.
For this reason, cannabis concentrates are the perfect way to infuse these no-bake energy bites.
While THC-dominant cannabis concentrates must be purchased at a recreational or medical dispensary in a legal state, CBD-dominant cannabis concentrates can be purchased from my shop here.
Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO)
Full-extract cannabis oil, also known as FECO, is a concentrated, whole-plant, full-spectrum cannabis extract.
This means that all of the important plant compounds, from cannabinoids to terpenes and other plant materials, are present in the extract.
FECO is a powerful concentrated cannabis extract that interacts with our own endocannabinoid system.
Because of its potency, a few drops may be all you need for a perfectly portioned energy bite.
Simply mix in your FECO with the nut or seed butter you are using.
If you are interested in making your own FECO, check out my post detailing how to make full-extract cannabis oil here.
Decarbed Cannabis Flower
This is not my favorite way to infuse, but it works.
Before incorporating straight cannabis as an ingredient in any recipe, it’s important to understand the process of decarboxylation or decarbing.
This process must occur before creating the recipe for you to experience the benefits of activated THC or CBD.
However, raw cannabis plants do not naturally contain large amounts of active THC or CBD, the two most popular cannabinoids.
To experience the benefits of activated THC or CBD, the cannabis must first undergo a process called decarboxylation.
Without decarboxylation, you will not experience the full range of activated cannabinoids such as THC or CBD.
Decarboxylation occurs when cannabis is exposed to heat, light, cofactors, or solvents.
In your own kitchen you will use an oven to provide the heat needed to decarb the cannabis.
If you've never gone through the process before, have no fear, decarbing really is simple.
Bake the dried cannabis in the oven at 240° F for 40 minutes for a THC-dominant flower and 240° F for 90 minutes for a CBD-dominant flower.
If you have never decarbed before, you can get started with my beginners guide to cannabis decarboxylation here.
Because each person has a different endocannabinoid system and responds to cannabis differently, it is important to add an appropriate amount for your personal tolerance.
This recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of ground, decarbed cannabis flower, but you can adjust this as needed to suit your needs.
Kief typically contains the highest concentration of resinous glands, or trichomes, that contain the cannabinoids like CBD, THC, CBG, etc.
This means that kief can be much more potent than flower or trim.
Because of this, you may be able to use less of it in this recipe, or more, depending on the effect you’re looking for.
Remember that you still need to decarb the kief just as you would traditional flower to enjoy the activated benefits of CBD, THC, CBG, etc.
If you've never worked with kief before, you can get my full guide to decarbing and making edibles with kief here.
Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites:
For The Chocolate Drizzle:
- ¼ cup chocolate chips vegan, if needed
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt optional
For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites:
- Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set it aside.
- Place the chickpeas in a food processor and pulse on high for 30 seconds, or until roughly broken down.
- Add the peanut butter, maple syrup, cannabis oil, powdered peanut butter, vanilla, and salt to the food processor.
- Blend on high until a smooth consistency is achieved, about 1 minute.
- Remove the blade and gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Place the dough in the refrigerator for 5-minutes to chill.
- Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and roll into 1" balls. Place them on the reserved baking sheet.
For the Chocolate Drizzle:
- Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe container.
- Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted smooth.
- Drizzle over the cookie dough bites. Top with sea salt if desired. Let the chocolate dry before enjoying.
- Decarbed Cannabis Flower: Add 1 teaspoon of ground, decarbed cannabis flower during step one
- Decarbed Cannabis Kief: Add 1 gram of ground, decarbed cannabis kief during step one
- Cannabis Concentrates or FECO: Add your desired amount of cannabis concentrates to the nut or seed butter. You may need to gently warm them together to get them to incorporate.
More Cannabis Recipes to Try
Looking for more healthy cannabis recipes to try? Check out these:
And if you're having trouble managing the munchies, be sure to check out my 10 Tips For Managing the Cannabis Munchies!