So, this is what's trending in my house these days ... no bake cookie dough.
I know, not what you expect from a serious veggie fan but everyone needs their dose of the sweet stuff, especially good when you make it yourself and you know what's in it! Even better when you feel like the sweet tooth is satisfied but you haven't over-indulged!
I have a rough time with those gourmet jelly beans this time of year! It seriously brings me back to my days as a sugar junkie ... but this time I enjoyed just a few and put them away. And I haven't gone back. They're in my line of vision ... and I am ok with that :) Bring on the Peeps! I could care less about them but my family ... they would inhale them if I kept them around!
Ok, so this recipe is super easy and will keep you happy without too much in the empty calorie department. I swear no one in my house even thought there were garbanzo beans in these!
No-Bake Chickpea Cookie Doughprep time: 10 mins
1 cup of canned garbanzo beans/chick peas
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 Tablespoons agave nectar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Blend chickpeas, peanut butter, agave nectar and vanilla in a blender. Empty into a bowl and fold in chocolate chips. Roll into desired size. Keep covered in refrigerator or freezer to keep fresh.
note: if you are using natural peanut butter ... you may want to thin the dough with about a tablespoon of warm water. It will be much drier than if you use a conventional peanut butter with added oil. If you use a peanut butter such as Skippy Natural it will be easier to combine.
*recipe from allrecipes.com
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 5 g||7 %|
|Saturated Fat 2 g||8 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 g||0 %|
|Sodium 29 mg||1 %|
|Potassium 24 mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 9 g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||4 %|
|Sugars 6 g|
|Protein 3 g||5 %|
|Vitamin A||0 %|
|Vitamin C||0 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|