chickpeas and a chickflick

June 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Imagine a cookie made without refined sugar, eggs, oil, butter, or flour. Actually, you don’t have to imagine it, just look!

So, they may not be the prettiest cookies you’ve ever seen, but they may be the healthiest. And they taste great! I even tested them on Steve and my friend Allison and they liked them too.

These are grain free, gluten free and vegan! (If you count honey as vegan, I do). They are super easy to make too because all you do is throw all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, form into balls and bake for 10 minuttes!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup local honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt if your peanut butter doesn’t have salt in it
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350°F. 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, or a lightly oiled pan if you must. They don’t rise. Bake for about 10 minutes. Yields about fourteen 1 1/2″ cookies.

Recipe adapted from Texanerin Baking.

After I made these I went to an outdoor film at the Wexner Center with some friends. We saw The Royal Tenenbaums, which isn’t really a chick flick but I did go with girlfriends and it made for a clever blog title. These were the perfect guiltless movie snack to bring along.


Happy Friday! Tonight Steve and I are having DATE NIGHT! What are your friday night plans?

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