If you like gooey cookies (ahem *cough* myself included:), but you are trying to eat healthier and stick to those goals that give you more energy, this recipe is the perfect answer.
The secret ingredient is canned chickpeas, and, before you judge them, you really need to try them. They work in this recipe because they give it texture, while the peanut butter gives a rich consistency, and the chocolate powder does it’s thing! One alone can kill a chocolate craving – for just 88 calories and 11 grams carb, and 2 grams protein. All made in the food processor…
And this is the magic that happens:
This recipe is amazing for those who eat gluten-free, because it is so easy to make; however, every single person I’ve served them to (whether they are trying to eat healthier or not) has LOVED them… so I just had to share them with you!
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1 cup chickpeas, drained, rinsed and dried with a paper towel
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
1/2 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375º. In a food processor, add peanut butter, chickpeas, cocoa powder, honey, and baking powder. Process until smooth – about 10 seconds or so. Scrape down the sides with a spatula and process again until a thick dough-like consistency forms.
2. Stir in dark chocolate chips. Scoop out into tablespoon-sized dough balls onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Press each down a little in the center to form a small cookie-shape (but cookie should still be puffy, not flat).
3. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cookies will have a “crackled” appearance on top, but will still be gooey in the middle. Don’t over bake them! Remove and let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
prep time: 5 minutes
total time: 20 minutes
Makes about 24 cookies
Nutrition facts per cookie: Calories 88, Total Fat 4.1 g, Saturated Fat 1.4 g,
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g, Cholesterol 0.0 mg,
Sodium 47.1 mg, Potassium 27.7 mg, Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g, Dietary Fiber 0.9 g,
Sugars 8.3 g, Protein 2.1 g