Okay, so now that we've got that out of the way, we can get back to my cookie dough bite making adventure. First things first, the recipe called for 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter and in her notes she mentioned that they work best with homemade peanut butter. I was intrigued. Never has the thought even crossed my mind that I can make my own peanut butter and here is this blog telling me to do it. She even has a recipe. I figured it was worth a shot since I didn't really want to use up my expensive natural peanut butter that I have for toast and things. So I puchased my peanuts, threw them in the food processor, let them do their thing for 4-5 minutes and look at what I created!
Are you impressed or what? I sure was. It's even all smooth and easy to spread. This is totally my kind of peanut butter. I think I might have to start doing this on a more regular basis.
Once I had my peanut butter ready for the recipe, I got back to the other ingredients. And now for the secret ingredient.
Ignore the fact that you probably already knew that since I just finished sending you over the original recipe on Texanerin Baking blog. Pretend to be surprised okay?
Once the chickpeas were washed and dried, I added them to the food processor along with all the other ingredients, minus the chocolate chips. Then I buzzed them up good, stopping every once in a while to scrape down the edges.
Once I decided that they were good and mixed and no longer chunky, I added in the chocolate chips and pulsed a few times until they looked like cookie dough.
Now let me take a moment to say something about these chocolate chips. Why didn't I know about these sooner?!!?!?! See how it's written right there on the bag "Free of milk, peanuts, tree nuts and soy"? They are so perfect for me! Plus, they are also gluten-free. These chocolate chips can be eaten completely safe without me having to feel guilty. I've been sneaking in small amounts of chocolate with dairy because I just don't care, I need some chocolate. But discovering these chipits made me so happy! They are also a decent price, at $3.99 a bag. I was pleased.
Now back to the cookies. Here they are, all round and ready to go in the oven.
They took a little over 10 minutes to bake and I couldn't wait until they were finished. I just wanted to get some of that chocolatey goodness into my mouth!
They don't really look cooked when they are finished but the bottoms were starting to go brown. They are cookie dough bites though, not cookies, so I guess that is to be expected. Look at all that melted chocolate. Yummy!
I was really pleased with how they turned out. They do have a different consistency but you can't tell it's chickpeas and all that chocolate distracts you from it anyways. You do have to eat them warm though. So once you finish shoving your face full of the ones fresh from the oven, save the other ones for later. All you have to do is pop
And just as an added
But I'm a good little wife and thought that it would be best for Dan to have homemade bread all pre-sliced and ready to go. I made two loaves and froze them both.
I really need to find a good GF bread recipe though. I want me some bread!