Print Friendly and PDF

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH SURPRISE BALLS

aka GRAIN-FREE SUGAR-FREE CHICK PEA, CASHEW & CACAO BITES!!

Ok, I know, some of you may be skeptical!  But chick peas actually work amazingly well as the base for healthy blondies and cookie dough!

These blissful little grain-free bites contain no processed sugar and are absolutely loaded with fibre, protein, antioxidants, and healthy fats.  They are great for snacktime or breakfast on-the-go.  And, really, what could be better than doctor-approved cookie dough for brekkie!?!  Plus they are super easy to make in a blender or food processor and no baking is required!

Ingredients for approximately 10 balls:

  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed, drained and peeled

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter

  • 1 scoop Nuzest Clean Lean natural protein powder

  • 2 Tbsp white chia seeds (optional)*

  • 1 Tbsp gelatinized maca powder (optional)

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • stevia to taste or 2 Tbsp raw honey (nonvegan)

  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs

*Notes: Chia seeds are optional and were not used in the batch pictured here.  However, they add a great cookie-dough-like granular texture in addition to healthy fats, fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals!

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients except cacao nibs into food processor or blender container.

  2. Pulse a few times, scape the sides and bottom of the container with a spatula and then blend until a uniform consistency is achieved.

  3. Add cacao nibs and stir-in or pulse-blend to mix but maintain texture.

  4. Scrape sticky mixture onto a plate or parchment paper and roll into balls.

Enjoy as-is, refrigerate until firm, or freeze for a quick snack later.  These will keep in an airtight container for a week in the fridge or a couple months in the freezer.