Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites? Yes, it is possible! Believe me, you won’t be wanting any other cookies after you’ve tried these. These little bundles of joy have a soft core with melted chocolate and a slightly crunchy outside – so good! They are boyfriend and kids approved as they were gone in one sitting, that’s how good they are! 🙂 And the best part, they literally take less than 20 minutes to make. So easy! These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites are my new go-to recipe when I’m craving sweets or just want a healthy snack. No regrets, so easy to prepare and so satisfying! 🙂
You’ll only need 8 ingredients, which, most of us, will have at home anyways! Nothing fancy, nothing special! 🙂
This recipe starts in the blender or food processor and finishes in a mixing bowl. Altogether it takes less than 20 minutes and is a recipe that makes very little mess (a.k.a. my kind of recipe). Pop it all into your blender or food processor, add chocolate chips, bake for 10 minutes and voilà! Couldn’t be easier!
Now what’s the secret to the awesome texture and taste of these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites?
Chickpeas (or as some call them garbanzo beans)! 🙂
Who would have thought that they’re not only super healthy but also give an amazing texture for baking cookies & cakes? That’s one of the many things I love about experimenting with plant-based food, you’ll never get bored and keep on being surprised about the many possibilities out there.
I’m so excited about how amazingly these cookie bites came out and I’m sure so will you. The combination of chickpeas, natural peanut butter, pure maple syrup, and chocolate chips is just divine. They are:
I absolutely love sneaking beans into my vegan desserts, as they not only give an amazing texture but are also SO healthy and a powerhouse of nutrients (protein, iron, etc.). As you know I’m all about natural and minimally processed ingredients, so I used homemade peanut butter in my recipe. Ever since I got my new Optimum blender, making nut butters literally takes 3 minutes and I feel like I’ve entered a whole new sphere of plant-based home cooking/baking. The only two ingredients I used are roasted peanuts and a tiny bit of Himalayan salt.
If you don’t have a good blender yet (having one will change your life though, just sayin’), use store-bought natural peanut butter from good brands like Whole Earth. You want to have the least amount of ingredients as possible. Optimally, only peanuts and maybe salt. No added sugars, no preservatives, etc.
If you decide to give these delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites a try, let me know! Leave a comment and rate it – it’s so helpful to me and other readers. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #thetastyk on Instagram! I love seeing what you come up with. Cheers and enjoy!
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Place the first 7 ingredients in your high-speed blender/ food processor and use the blender stick to mash them down until you have a more or less smooth batter (it's ok if there are still a few chickpea pieces left).
- Place the batter in a bowl, add in the chocolate chips and combine with a spatula.
- Use your hands to form small bite-sized balls and place on the baking tray.
- Place the tray in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Enjoy warm or store in air-tight container for a week!
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