The other day I saw a recipe on facebook that looked really good. You probably don't have too much trouble believing that.
So, even though I'm a bit leery of trying recipes I don't have a good recommendation for, I picked up some chocolate chips and set to baking. Still believable.
It was a cookie recipe and they really were a cinch to make. Still with me? Sure you are.
I thought they were pretty tasty and the kids are over-the-moon for them.
Oh, and the main ingredient is chickpeas. How many of you did I just lose?
Here's the recipe to prove it.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (adapted from here)
*Recipe Update (6/24/13)!! The original recipe for these cookies called for chickpeas and that's how I made them the first time. More recently, I wanted to make them again and only had canned Great Northern beans on hand. I substituted them for the chickpeas and they made the cookies better!! They spread out more while baking and gave the cookies a smoother and more normal cookie texture. I love it when things work out like this:-).
1 1/4 cups canned Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained and patted with a paper towel
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup and 2 tbsp. peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Place all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips in a food processor and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Stir in the chocolate chips. Turn out generous tablespoons of the dough onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool completely and store in the refrigerator. These also freeze well.
Take that, you little vegetarian, non-bean-eating buggers. Oops. Did I just write that?