Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites


I have an exam on in a week.


My last ever public relations exam for my college degree. My last ever exam for my college degree. Ever. Ever.

And I haven’t even opened a book.

Quite literally.


I set aside today to study. But it was warm and sunny. So I sun-baked. I went for a long walk.

I made lunch. Then I made peanut butter. I turned the peanut butter into these healthy double chocolate chip cookie dough balls.

I took photos of the cookie balls. I went to dinner. I had a few glasses of wine. And now here I am, writing this post.

Amazingly productive day of study, right?


I am the Queen of Procrastination.

If there were a way for me to get paid for procrastinating, I would be a millionaire by now.

Any excuse not to sit down and open that book and read that garbage and take those notes and I’m all over it.


But these cookie dough balls are so awesome, they were completely worth the not studying.

I first made the classic chocolate chip version of these with Erin in Berlin, and fell so in love I baked them at least a dozen times.

Then I dreamed up this double chocolate version. And they’re even better. Even chocolate-ier. And they’re gooey. Kind of like healthy brownie cookies?

Just make them.


HEALTHY DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH BALLS

Inspired by Texanerin.

Try and use natural peanut butter or make your own, otherwise the cookies bake up too oily.

1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained (about a 400g/14oz can)
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp natural or homemade peanut butter (165g, 5.8 oz)
1/4 cup honey (80g, 2.8 oz)
4 tsp cocoa
1 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line a tray with baking paper.

Process the chickpeas in a food processor until smooth.

Add the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, cocoa, milk, baking powder and salt and process until very smooth.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto the lined tray.

Bake for 10 minutes. Makes 16 cookie balls.

23 Thoughts on “Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

  1. this sounds SO GOOD! i am definitely making this in the near future :)

  2. Diane C on November 5, 2012 at 4:02 am said:

    They look so good!! I’d consider this blog to be public relations, so I give you an A+. I’m really a certified teacher too, so I think it can count. Good luck and thanks for the recipe.

  3. So I came over here to finish up with my catching up and I find these. Yay! :)

    So I see now why yours weren’t crumbly. I used WAAAY more cocoa powder! I’m happy that you figured them out. And they do look gooey! Yummy.

    Thanks for linking to me. :D

    And go study! Bad girl. Go get off the internet!

    • I completely winged it one day. Made the normal version, took half the mix out, and was all what the heck I’m going to throw some cocoa in to the rest and see what happens. And some milk to balance the cocoa. And boom! Yum!
      You’re welcome for the link, it’s your amazing idea and recipe :-D and I totally love you for it.
      Okay, okay going to study now… (aka go on foodgawker haha!)

  4. I love that healthy and double chocolate can be in the same title :)

  5. OMG SAME CASE OF PROCRASTINATION. I AM NOT ALONE THANK U:)

  6. OK, now you’re making the decision hard as to whether to make the original or this double chocolate version!! I have the white beans in the fridge ready to go :)

  7. These look absolutely delicious. Love your recipes and your blog. Good luck on your upcoming exam :)

  8. Peanut butter and chocolate in one cookie bite – this must be heaven!

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  12. Stefanie on October 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm said:

    These are amazing! I was skepitcal on the taste due to the chickpeas but yummmm!!!! Thank you.

  13. Laura Kristensen on June 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm said:

    So yum!! Best (half-)healthy recipe I’ve ever tried! I am in love! Me and my boyfriend already ate half. Haha oups.. Thanks for making my diet more fun! Can’t taste chick peas at all!

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