You might recall the healthy no-bake cookie dough bites that I shared here on LC.com a while back. It is one of my very favorite recipes that I make whenever Iâ€™m craving a sweet treat to snack on. Well lately, Iâ€™d been seeing chickpea "cookie dough" recipes popping up all over Pinterest, and I knew I had to experiment with this new healthy treat too.
The healthy protein cookie dough that resulted is essentially the exact same recipe as my healthy no-bake cookie dough bites. The only difference is that I replaced the cashews and oats with chickpeas and peanut butter â€” making this version higher in protein and fiber than the original.
I made this when we were all together at our last Team LC photo shoot and Lauren was especially skeptical that I could make chickpeas taste anything remotely like cookie dough. But, even she had to admit that it turned out pretty tasty!
1 15-oz. can of chickpeas
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp agave syrup
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or sweet cacoa nibs
1. Combine chickpeas, peanut butter, agave, maple, and vanilla in a food processor and blend until smooth.
2. Transfer your â€śdoughâ€ť into a mixing bowl and stir in chocolate ships by hand.
3. Chill in the fridge or freezer until cold. (Note: This treat tastes much better chilled than at room temperature.)
Are you going to give this healthy treat a try?
Donâ€™t knock chickpea cookie dough until you try it!
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