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Chickpea Chocolate Cookies


Shut the front door..... gluten-free AND dairy-free AND vegan (if you use the right chocolate) AND my kids love them!

This was another I shared on Instagram, and was asked to share.. so again here I am.

INGREDIENTS : 

210grams canned chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
165 grams natural peanut butter (no oils etc)
80 grams honey (or agave)
1 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt if your peanut butter doesn't have salt in it
90 grams chocolate chips (this is where you need to choose what style if you want totally dairy free)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 175°C.
Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, and process until very smooth.
Make sure to scrape to get the little chunks of chickpeas and process until everything is smooth
Put in the chocolate chips and stir
With wet hands, form into balls (makes about 10-12)
Place onto a lined or greased baking tray
Bake for about 10 minutes
They don't rise much and they also don't bake solid, they stay a bit gooey


The kids went in for the taste test and no word of a lie this is what I posted a couple of minutes later..


They do NOT taste like naughty, naughty cookies, they do taste a little healthy and a bit nutty but the kids demolished them and you can whip them up fresh in no time when just home from school so they are firmly in my box of tricks..

Will you give them a bash? Always on the lookout for more superfood or just heathy treats so chuck me a link if you have made any :)

30 comments

  1. No freaking way, these are awesome!! Pinning madly... x

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  2. I am JUST cooking some fab banana and oat ones too.. again sin free :)

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  3. Not the most beautiful or tasty but for healthy? they were tops x

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  4. These look great but could you suggest a substitute for the peanut butter please? :-)

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  5. Not that I know would work, sorry.. I am not a chef so just post what has worked for me when asked to share :)

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  6. Oooh! I have a 'play date' in the school hols to go to with the kids, I was stumped what to bring as one of the kids is celiac... theres an idea! :-)

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  7. I love letting each piece of delicious "Cadbury Bubbly" melt slowly on my tongue while the little milk chocolate bubbles pop energetically inside my mouth.

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  8. Top deck - creamy and delicious. It is the perfect balance of chocolate goodness!

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  9. So hard to pick! Lindt balls would be be my favourite, anything with a ganache center gets my vote.

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  10. Lindt chocolate I adore,
    So creamy I want more,
    Smooth and so fine,
    Love the taste, it's devine!

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  11. Lindt balls of peanut butter -
    yes, it's true! (I'm no nutter!)

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  12. I love so many different chocolates but a block of plain cadbury chocolate always hits the spot!

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  13. Cadbury Black Forest choc floats MY boat!!

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  14. Sleepyhead chocolate would be my favourite! Imagine the sweet sugary candy Willy Wonka dreams I would have. - Noah age 8

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  15. Cadbury Fruit & Nut because the combination of fruit and nut is just devine and you don't feel too naughty eating it!

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  16. I love cadburys marvelous creations peanut toffee cookie... just when you think cadburys couldn't possibly taste any better they came out with this range mmmm

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  17. My favourites: Dark Orange Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut, Carmello, Coffee. I also really enjoyed the Dark Peppermint and Peanut Butter.

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  18. Dark, milk, white, caramel, fruit, nut, mint ... I've never met a chocolate I didn't like!

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  19. Classic Tim Tam is my favourite and I love having it with coffee.

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  20. Cadbury Hazelnut or anything from Haighs : )

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  21. A pair of socks...it's what adventurers always need and last week they became wet and it wasn't a happy thing

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  22. Ooh, I'll be giving these a try. Love the idea of using chickpeas!

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  23. Can't wait to try these … they look fantastic!

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  24. Her imaginary pet. It's apparently a friendly dinosaur but it's tiny so she carries it in her pockets EVERYWHERE!

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