Okay, they’re technically called “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites”, but let’s just call a spade a spade.
These little balls have no flour, no white sugar (though they do have honey), and no oil…yet still satisfy that sweet tooth. Loaded with chick peas and peanut butter, they are packed with protein – and a sneaky little way to get extra veggies in your little one
Ben and I made these last weekend, and my only complaint is that I keep eating them! At least they are filling (really!), they almost eat like a meal!
You can find the original recipe here, or check out this ever-slightly tweaked version:
1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas- rinse them well and patted dry with paper towels
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 a teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F.Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until very smooth, scraping the sides to get any/all chickpeas & p.b. Add the chocolate chips and stir it if you can, or pulse it once or twice. The mixture will be very thick and sticky. With wet hands (I found this part to be crucial- otherwise the dough sticks right to you, and is impossible to work with), form into 1 1/2″ balls. Place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If you want them to look more like “normal” cookies, press down slightly on the balls. You don’t have to worry too much about spacing these out a lot, as they don’t rise much. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Yields about fourteen 1 1/2″ cookie dough balls. Allow to cool and let those munkins enjoy!
P.S. Don’t worry if yours don’t look as tempting as the pic in the recipe. Mine weren’t much to look at, but they tasted yummy…and in end, that’s all that really matters