Chocolate-Chickpea-Peanut Butter-Cookie -Thingeys! (R-Rated)

In my NEW search to figure out how to eat healthier and not know it, I found this recipe.  Wahooooooooo, hidden protein.  

Please let me know if they are as good as they look because I have to buy all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips. . .  

Grain-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

by Texanerin Baking

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
1/4 cup (80 grams) honey (commenters have used agave with success!)
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.


  • 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 Silpat or a piece of parchment paper. If you want them to look more like normal cookies, press down slightly on the balls.(Hmmm.  A simple hand-press to create Normal? – This could be a new therapeutic technique *. . . )  They don’t do much rising. (No kidding)
  • Bake for about 10 minutes.

Yields about fourteen 1 1/2″ cookie dough balls. (or 2  enlarged balls, 7″ x 10″)

Texanerin Baking writes:

“These aren’t the most beautiful cookie dough bites, but fresh out of the oven, with all that gooey chocolate, I bet you can’t tell that these are made with chickpeas. Or are grain-free. But cold? Yuck. These need to be warm! You can either freeze the balls and pop a few in the oven whenever it’s on, or simply put them in the microwave until they’re warm and gooey again.”
Warning:  All editorial comments (chocolate-colored print) are made in the heat of the moment without regard to anyone or anything.  Author is never to be taken seriously as she is not normal, never has been and alas, probably ever will be.  Directions should be followed as written by Texanerin.  Press at your own risk.

*Might cause a bit of pain as all good therapeutic techniques are meant to do.

6 comments on “Chocolate-Chickpea-Peanut Butter-Cookie -Thingeys! (R-Rated)

  1. I’ve made cookies and muffins with beans. I found chickpeas often leave a bean flavor, I prefer using Cannelli beans (white kidney beans), or Norther Beans. They have a milder flavor.
    I love chickpeas, just not as a flour replacement. I even have some chickpea flour, it wasn’t my favorite either.
    I often use almond flour, quinoa flour (a complete protein), and flax meal when baking. I really like the quinoa flour…and the almond flour too. The flax meal I add for health, but it makes things a bit more whole grain tasting. However, this combination makes a great healthy bread…and a wonderful base for banana bread.

    I’ll have to give these a try. But I’m doing weight watchers, I’d have to figure out the point value first. : )

    (I’ve lost 14 pounds..have plateaued the last couple of weeks..think I’ve haven’t been eating as well. I lost the first 14 lbs in one month. Time to get serious again…just 50lbs to go.) : P


  2. I’m addicted to a lot of deserts….good biscotti’s, ice cream especially….
    This is a good substitute at night for me. I saw it on Dr. Oz.

    I use all organic ingredients

    small ripe banana’s
    chopped nuts, coconut, dark chocolate pieces (70%)
    I buy fair trade organic chocolate bars and chop a few squares.

    roll banana’s and press into mixture. If they start loosing shape
    I just pinch them back into shape.

    Put in freezer (I put them on a dish) for 3-5 hrs. and
    then cut into pieces.

    These satisfy my night cravings and are DEEElicious:)

    Another substitute I use is, some 2% plain organic yogurt,
    berries, peaches, kiwi, mix, drizzle 1 tsp. or less honey, nuts.
    In the summer, I chop up mango’s, papaya’s as well
    I think the yogurt make’s it more filling.


  3. These cookies may be delicious but I will never know as I seem to be allergic to heathy things as noted by my long term friendship with a “nut” who I dearly love.


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