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Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

“They are incredibly moreish, and to be honest, I'd prefer a batch of these over normal cookies!”

Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

Nope, not a typo. These cookies have chickpeas in them. 

A WHOLE can of chickpeas. 

In fact these morsels are so damn easy to make, you’ll probably never make cookies the same way again.

They are grain free, and can be completely sugar free. The creator of the recipe says “by using 30 drops of Stevia and cacao nibs” instead of honey and chocolate chips. (Tanya, that’s just for you! 😉 )

I added more peanut butter than the original recipe as I had two jars on their last legs I wanted to finish off.  I added halved peanuts as well, and a sprinkle of sea salt flakes as chocolate, peanuts and salt are one of the best combinations ever!

Don’t let the chickpeas put you off. You can’t even taste them, but these cookies are SUPER addictive. They are soft, and gooey, and it won’t be the last time I use a tin a chickpeas to make awesome cookies. I took some to work to let a few people sample, and they also really liked them :)
Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

400g canned chickpeas (rinsed, drained and dried)
2 tsp vanilla extract
165g peanut butter (or nut butter) (I used 190g instead)
40g honey
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
90g of dark chocolate chips
40g peanuts
Sea salt flakes to sprinkle

1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (or 160C fan-forced)

2. Combine all ingredients except for chocolate chips in a food processor or blender. Blend until mixture is sticky.

3. Transfer to a bowl and add in chocolate chips and peanuts.

4. Form the dough into small round balls and press down slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes.

5. Bake in oven for 10 minutes.

6. The balls will be very soft when you take them out of the oven, they will not set like normal cookies.

7. Store in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature.

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Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

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16 comments on “Chocolate Chickpea Cookies
  1. milkteaxx - September 23, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    i thought i read something wrong! this sounds amazing, gonna bookmark and try this out!

  2. Daisy@Nevertoosweet - September 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Wow grain and sugar free!! Not my usual type of cookies but i’m so intrigued to try!!!! :) And so much healthier hehe

  3. Tina @ bitemeshowme - September 24, 2013 at 8:08 am

    very interesting, but this isn’t the first time I’ve seen chickpeas used in a cookie! I def want to try!

  4. Rochelle - September 24, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    What a fantastic idea! I’m always buying chickpeas for soup and hummus, but never for cookies. I have a new thing to use them for now. In fact, I think I’ll be making some this week when the rains start and the weather cools down, you know, baking weather 😀

  5. cquek - September 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    That’s very detailed indeed 😛

  6. Christie @ Fig & Cherry - September 24, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Wow! Can’t wait to try these for my GF MIL :)

  7. leaf (the indolent cook) - September 25, 2013 at 1:50 am

    They look like balls of raw cookie dough! And, I imagine, dangerously addictive…

  8. GourmetGetaways - September 26, 2013 at 11:10 am

    What a co-incidence, my friend made these a week or two ago!!
    I was planning to try and make them too, now I have two recipes to compare!! I love the addition of peanut butter as well!!
    I can’t wait to try them.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Tanya - September 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    These tasted AMAZING!!!
    I’m going to test them with a sugar free version and bring in for you to try… we can compare 😉

  10. Cara @ Gourmet Chick - September 26, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Never in a million years would I have thought to put chickpeas in a cookie but these look brilliant.

  11. Sara @ bellyrumbles - September 27, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Yah, chickpeas, hmmm, yup, never would of thought it. They look good, the trick would probably have been to just say they were choc chip cookies, then everyone would have been diving in initially. Then you spring on them a ‘BTW they are chckcpea cookies’.

  12. Klaudia - September 29, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Thank you! It ended up being great so easy to create.

  13. Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie - October 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    These look delicious! I love chickpeas as it is so getting to eat them in cookie form as well is just perfect! Will have to try these but with a different nut as I’m not really a peanut fan

  14. Heather - October 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I’ve called these choc chickpea cookie dough treats! Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Ling - December 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    OMG I want theseeee!


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