Chickpea Cookie Dough

unnamed-4I have always been a fan of cookie dough.  As a kid, I’d still it when my mom made cookies.  Thankfully, I didn’t die from eating raw eggs.  When I became vegan, my love for cookie dough did not diminish but my risk of getting salmonella did.  I love cookie dough more than I love actual cookies…and that’s saying something because I really love cookies.  This recipe blew my mind though.  This is about as guilt free as it gets when it comes to eating cookie dough.  This can be eaten by it self or added to smoothies or banana nice cream for a blizzard like experience.

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These balls are full of protein, healthy fats, and fiber rich carbs (and chocolate) making them the perfect post workout (or anytime) snack.  My kids can’t get enough of it and they are approved by the families at our preschool (we took them to a potluck today).

So, here you go…

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 7-10 dates
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup nut butter
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (we like Enjoy Life)

Instructions:

Add everything but the chocolate chips the the food processor and process until a dough forms.  Add in chocolate chips and pulse a few times to chop them a little.

Roll into balls and store in the fridge!  Boom. Done.

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