Yup!! I know what you’re thinking…. it’s about time you posted Chels! As a new mom, I’ve been busy… and free time is far and few between some days! That’s where these little bites of delight come in. For those that know me…. I LOVE food… I eat healthy…. and I eat A LOT! But with my little one keeping me so busy it can be a struggle to grab what’s healthy as opposed to what’s convenient. I know how important it is to fuel my body, especially while working out, breastfeeding and not always getting the rest I need. So I need quick and healthy snacks to grab on the go, especially for those afternoon energy crashes when my system is craving sugar!
These bites are SUPER quick and easy to make, so now I grab one of these as opposed to processed snacks and they satisfy my sweet tooth while giving me energy. As far as I know they are also gluten free too! And who doesn’t love the idea of eating cookie dough?! Minus the E coli of course. But chickpea cookie dough bites?! I know… sounds gross. But humor me and try them. I swear you will love them!
- 1 can (16 ounce) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 4 Tbsp organic peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
1. Combine chickpeas, honey, sugar, baking soda, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt into food processor and pulse until smooth.
2. Place mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the chocolate chips. Roll into small balls. Enjoy!!
*For an extra decadent treat: freeze the balls first, then dip the balls into melted chocolate. Then place them back in the freezer until the chocolate hardens. Store them in the fridge or at room temperature afterwards*
You are the peanut to my butter, the best to my friend and the milk to my cookies ~ Author Unknown