Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies--sounds weird but they are GOOD

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-13-2004
Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies--sounds weird but they are GOOD
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Tue, 06-25-2013 - 3:56pm

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups canned* chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (165 grams) natural peanut butter (can use PB2 from gym to make healthier, check your labels)
1/4 cup (80 grams) honey (agave would be amazing too!)
1 teaspoon baking powder**
a pinch of salt if your peanut butter doesn’t have salt in it
1/2 cup (90 grams) chocolate chips

* My can was a 400 gram can, 240 grams without the water, and I used all but a few tablespoons

** If you need grain-free baking powder, you can use 1 part cream of tartar + 1 part baking soda + 2 parts arrowroot.

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350°F / 175°C.

Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until very smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides and the top to get the little chunks of chickpeas and process again until they’re combined.

Put in 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, form into 1 1/2″ balls. Place onto a piece of parchment paper. If you want them to look more like normal cookies, press down slightly on the balls. They don’t do much rising. Bake for about 10 minutes.

Yields about fourteen 1 1/2″ cookie dough balls.
*** Don't even try with regular peanut butter! They'll come out oily. You MUST use natural peanut butter.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999

I saw this on the front page and had to comment.  I've made a recipe very similar to this and its very good.  My oldest one commented that it "didn't taste quite like the real thing", but the two little ones didn't care at all, they ate them right down!   We made ours into a "cookie cake" as opposed to individual cookies.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-16-2007
Welcome, Arryl! I think you were in my July 2009 group! I wasn't very active there because I was due in August and mostly stuck with that group. Hope you are doing well! I'm sure we'll be seeing you in a few years when our JBs turn 10 and we need advice on dealing with hormonal tweens. :)

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

Community Leader
Registered: 10-16-2007
Thanks Alicia - there are no eggs in here! I really need to get Gabe's peanut testing done.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Yes we were Michelle! How are the little (or not so little) ones? I ended up having Madison in June, can't believe she's 4 already!!
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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Michelle, if you need a recipe without eggs and peanut butter, here is one very similar to that one, we're working on the no gluten thing when possible: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/05/31/deep-dish-cookie-pie/
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-16-2007
Gabe is doing great - he is turning 4 on July 4th! Thanks for the recipe...I'll check it out!

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)