Friday, January 04, 2013

Gluten Free Grain Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bites

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Let's kick the new year off with a favorite healthy treat! 
First off let's not judge the ingredients! 
These are pretty amazing considering what the ingredients consist of. 
Even the Hubby and kids love them!
These are a fantastic little dessert or after school treat with no wheat and very high in protein from the chickpeas! Yes, I said it chickpeas! 
I told you please don't judge these are actually a very good little treat if your trying to eat healthier in the New Year! 
They taste like a doughy peanut butter chocolate chip ball and are best straight out of the oven! 


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Wash and drain chick pea's well.
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Add peanut butter, vanilla, 1/2 cup brown sugar (or 1/4 cup Honey or Agave), baking powder, and a pinch of sea salt to the food processor or blender.
I was all out of honey and agave this time so I used brown sugar.
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Pulse to break up chickpeas and then blend until smooth and creamy.
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Stir in chocolate chips.
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To be honest this dough is pretty incredible at this point as is. No eggs so go ahead and take a taste or two!
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Scoop out 1" or 1 1/2" balls onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet.
The original recipe calls for 1 1/2" balls but I like little round bites to pop in my mouth! 
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A very special thanks to Texanerin Baking which this recipe was adapted from.








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GF Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bites

Recipe adapted from Texanerin Baking
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Prep time: PT8M
Cook time: PT12M
Total time: PT20M
Yield: 24 Cookies
Ingredients
  • 15 ounce Canned Chickpeas, Rinsed And Drained Well
  • 3/4 cup All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar or 1/4 cup Agave or Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder Gluten Free
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup Semi-Sweet Or Dark Chocolate Chips Gluten Free
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine chickpeas, peanut butter, brown sugar, baking powder and vanilla in a food processor or a blender. Pulse to combined and then process until smooth like cookie dough, scrape the sides as needed to make a uniform texture.
  3. Add chocolate chips and fold in until combined.
  4. Using a cookie scoop make 1" balls and place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
  6. Cool for about 3-5 minutes.
  7. Enjoy cookies warm.

7 comments:

  1. I like this gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip bites

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  2. Wow looks good. I would have never thought that it has chickpeas. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow, so easy! I loved this recipe, my kids would surely love these PB bites.

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  4. Do you have your own cookbook??? If not, you should! I bet we will all love these! Have a happy day, friend!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  5. Oh, I would love to have these around to snack on!

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  6. Oh these are great and I bet my little brother would enjoy these (he has Celiac).

    Loving the chickpea twist as the dough.

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  7. Your PB Choc. Chip Bites are soooo good! Thank you for this recipce, they definitely come in handy when you're craving, but want to keep it clean {:0) The dough itself is really good, so to cut back on some calories I'll probably only use half the choc. on my next batch. Great recipe, thank you for sharing!

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