Edible Brownie Batter (2024)

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Rich and decadent edible brownie batter that's safe to eat by the spoonful! This edible brownie batter is packed with rich chocolate flavor comes together with only 6 simple ingredients. It's perfect for kids and made vegan and gluten-free too!

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I never thought I'd be a dessert hummus type of gal but gosh, this edible brownie batter has forever changed me. It's smooth and decadent with rich chocolate flavor just like brownie batter but without the egg or oven! Most edible cookie doughs require heat-treated all purpose flour which can be complicated. This recipe has a no bake chickpea base with no flour making it super easy to whip up!

If you're more of a chocolate chip kinda person, be sure to check out my edible cookie dough recipe!

You can stick this brownie batter in the refrigerator and snack on it by the spoonful all week - my favorite way to enjoy it. It also makes the perfect dip to bring to gatherings and parties. Trust me, you'll shock everyone when you share the ingredients!

For more chocolate craving fun, check out my almond flour brownies and fudgy double chocolate brownie cookies too!

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Ingredients and Substitutions

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  • Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) - Don't forget to peel off the skins. I know, it's annoying but a necessary evil. Peeling the skins ensures a smooth and silky consistency!
  • Nut butter - Any nut butter will work with this recipe, just make sure it's the creamy style. I like to use cashew butter as it will provide only a subtle nutty flavor. If you use a salt-free nut butter, you will want to add a pinch of salt to the food processor.
  • Cacao powder - This is what provides the deep chocolate flavor. Cocoa powder will work as well.
  • Maple syrup - This is how we sweeten the batter. Substitute honey or agave syrup if desired.
  • Nut milk - Any nut milk will work. Use a dash to get the consistency you desire.
  • Chocolate chunks - By far the best part. Chocolate chips work here too. This brand is my favorite vegan chocolate brand. You can also use chocolate sprinkles!
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Step by step instructions

This edible brownie batter recipe is probably one of the easiest recipes I have on the blog. The most time-intensive part is peeling the chickpeas which is well worth it for a smooth consistency.

Step 1 : Blend the chickpeas. First, wash and peel the chickpeas. You can do this a couple ways - pinch the chickpea in between your thumb and pointer finger to remove the skin OR run a handful of chickpeas in between a piece of paper towel and the skins will peel off almost effortlessly.

Next, pulse the chickpeas in a food processor until well mixed. While the food processor is still running, add the nut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. This will make the mixture super creamy and silky smooth.

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Step 2 : Add the nut butter. Once the chickpeas have been blended, add the nut butter to the processor and continue to mix until you reach your desired consistency. Scrape down the sides of the processor as needed.

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Step 3 : Add the cacao powder. Next, add the cacao powder to the processor and blend until well incorporated into the brownie batter.

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Step 4 : Blend until creamy. Continue to blend the batter until it is running smoothly in the processor. Scrape down the sides a few times to ensure all the batter is well mixed. It should look creamy and light like the below picture.

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Step 5 : Fold in chocolate. Transfer the batter to a large mixing bowl and fold in chocolate chips or chunks. Serve the brownie batter in individual glasses with a spoon or transfer it to a large bowl to serve at a gathering.

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Expert tips

  • Like my homemade hummus, this recipe is best when you remove the skins from the chickpeas. Yes, it's annoying but trust me, it's SO worth it. Removing the skins ensures a silky smooth consistency every time!
  • Keep the food processor running when pulsing the chickpeas and nut milk. This keeps things moving and adds air to the mixture to make it nice and fluffy.
  • Test taste the mixture before you transfer it to a separate bowl. Everyone's taste preferences are different. If you prefer things on the sweeter side, add a touch more maple syrup to make sure it's just how you like it!
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You can easily make this recipe your own with a few favorite add-ins:

  • Add some rainbow sprinkles for a pop of color!
  • Mix in some mini marshmallows and nuts for a rocky road style brownie batter.
  • Use peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips in place of the chocolate.


To store this edible brownie batter cookie dough, place the leftovers in an airtight container and store it in the fridge. It will keep for up to two weeks! When ready to enjoy, let it soften slightly on the counter before serving or digging in with a spoon.

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Frequently asked questions

How to make edible brownie batter?

This recipe is super easy. Simply add the ingredients below to a food processor and blend well until creamy. Then add in your mix-ins like chocolate chunks and dig in!

What is the best nut butter to use in this recipe?

Any nut butter will work in this recipe. I recommend cashew butter as it doesn't have as strong of a nutty taste so it blends well with the chocolate flavor.

Do I really need to peel the skins off the chickpeas?

Peeling the skins of the chickpeas ensures a silky smooth and creamy texture to the batter. This recipe will still work if you choose not to peel the skins off, just keep in mind the texture may be a tad clumpy.

Want more chocolate? Check out these other recipes on the blog!

  • Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter Tart with Gluten Free Crust
  • Chickpea Edible Cookie Dough
  • Deliciously Fudgy Paleo Brownie Recipe

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Edible Brownie Batter

Rich and decadent edible brownie batter that's safe to eat by the spoonful! This edible brownie batter is packed with rich chocolate flavor comes together with only 6 simple ingredients. It's perfect for kids and made vegan and gluten-free too!

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Course: Chocolate

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Chickpea Brownies, Chickpea Cookie Dough, Edible Brownie Batter, Edible Cookie Dough

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Blend time: 5 minutes minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes minutes

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 259kcal

Author: Ansley Beutler


  • 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 2 - 3 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup maple syrup - depending on sweetness desire
  • ½ cup nut butter of choice - I used cashew butter
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • cup chocolate chunks


  • Rinse and drain the chickpeas and remove the skins.Place in a high-powered food processor and blend until well mixed.

  • While the food processor is running, add in the nut milk, vanilla, and maple syrup and mix until creamy (about 2 minutes).

  • Stop the food processor and add in the nut butter, blend again until well combined.

  • Add in the cacao powder and mix until thick and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed (at least 1 minute).

  • Transfer the mixture to a separate bowl and stir in the chocolate chunks and enjoy!


Peel the chickpeas : To remove the chickpea skins, pinch each bean in between your thumb and index finger until the film is removed. Alternatively, you can rub a handful of chickpeas in between a towel to remove the skins. This process takes some time but trust me, it's well worth it!

Nut butter : Any nut butter will work in this brownie batter recipe. I recommend cashew butter as it has the lightest flavor and blends well with the chocolate flavor.

Storing : To store the edible brownie batter, transfer the mixture to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Let the mixture soften slightly before digging in.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. Edible Brownie Batter (16)Patty says

    This stuff is SO good! I make it regularly and it never disappoints. Peeling the chickpeas is a major pain so the last time I made it, I didn’t peel them (gasp). And you know what? It was FINE. I’m never peeling them again! If you don’t have access to a Cuisinart or Vitamix (as happened to me this winter), just add more dairy-free milk to your crappy blender, and it still works. The texture is softer, but very acceptable. I love eating this with a dab of CocoWhip.


  2. Edible Brownie Batter (17)Katie says

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    I made this today and I have to say, I do not like hummus or chick peas. With that said, you do not even know this is made with chick peas because you can't even taste them. This recipe is delicious and I would make it again! I used peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chunks and I used skim milk instead of almond milk. Came out great!

  3. Edible Brownie Batter (19)Bayley says

    I can't do maple syrup or honey right now, do you think I could make this with Stevia?


  4. Edible Brownie Batter (20)Sensel says

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    Soo… I never comment on blogposts but with this recipe I just had to, cause oh my do I love it! First time I made as per your instructions. Liked it a lot (chocolate chips were too sweet for me but that’s a taste thing). And I soon realized I would want a batch in the fridge all the time, but found the chickpeas a bit of a hassle. So I started experimenting and I found the ideal (in my opinion) substitute: cannellini beans! They don’t need to be pealed, their flavor is easily masked by the cocoa and the batter comes uit super creamy.

    For nut butter I use a peanut/cashew/almond butter (it’s cheaper in my area than pure cashew or almond) and sometimes is spice it up with a teaspoon of cinnamon (doesn’t make the taste like Christmas but deepens the cacao flavor slightly).

    Anyway! Thanks for the recipe and maybe someone will enjoy my additions.

    (English is not my first language so please excuse any typos of grammer mishaps)


    • Edible Brownie Batter (22)Ansley Beutler says

      I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I love the cannellini beans substitute!


  5. Edible Brownie Batter (23)Allison says

    Is there a bitter taste from the chickpeas like there is with raw chickpea flour?


    • Edible Brownie Batter (24)Ansley Beutler says

      No this isn't bitter.


  6. Edible Brownie Batter (25)Telley says

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    I made it! It's thick. I didn't add any extra almond milk though. It's not as chocolatey as I thought. Wondering if I should add more chocolate powder? Also, could I bake this still???


    • Edible Brownie Batter (27)Ansley Beutler says

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Yes, the almond milk will help thin it out and make it creamy. It should be pretty chocolaty already but you can always add more coca powder.


  7. Edible Brownie Batter (28)Jacqueline says

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    Hi! I just whipped this up (pun!!!!)!

    This will be my new go-to for chocolate cravings. I did remove the shells of the chickpeas. I didn't know thay was a thing, so now I'm excited to try it when making regular hummus. This recipe is so creamy! I didn't have enough nut butter, but had peanuts and walnuts on hand, so I tossed them in as a replacement. I had to use extra milk as a result, but no biggie! It turned out fantastic!!!! I feel like this recipe is very forgiving. I'm excited to have my 3-year-old chocolate monster try this out! It would he great if he loves it, too!!!

    I will be sure to check out more recipes on your blog! Thank you for sharing!


    • Edible Brownie Batter (30)Jeanie says

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      This is so good! But I doubled the batch and it’s so delish and rich, I wondered if it can be frozen and re-whipped later? Anybody know?


      • Edible Brownie Batter (32)Ansley Beutler says

        I have frozen this before and let it thaw in the fridge until it's spoon-able.


  8. Edible Brownie Batter (33)Ash says

    Does it have to be almond milk?


    • Edible Brownie Batter (34)Ansley Beutler says

      No you can use any milk!


      • Edible Brownie Batter (35)emma says

        are there any nut-free alternatives for the nut butter? I'm allergic to nuts, but I would love to try this recipe.


        • Edible Brownie Batter (36)Jenna b says

          I would try sun butter as an alternative 🙂


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