Did you know Peter Pan makes a natural peanut butter? You did? Why didn’t you tell me?
You know what I love about this peanut butter? Mostly everything. But in the interest of time I’ll give you two reasons why it is good–the taste and the price.
I stumbled upon this interesting recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Bean Balls on Christin’s website and thought I’d give it a whirl in the Fitness & Spice test kitchen.
You will never believe this but I made a few substitutions and I have to say these cookies turned out ahh-freaking-mazing! But I cannot take one bite of the credit as the original recipe (is probably better and) comes from the the greatness of Christin’s Kitchen.
Here is the recipe inspired by Christin’s cookies…
- One can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- One can Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup Peter Pan Honey Roasted Natural Peanut Butter
- 3 tbsp Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 20 drops Stevia (What? You don’t have liquid stevia in the house? Improvise! You can do it!)
- drizzle of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/2 Dark Chocolate bar chopped
Combine all ingredients except for the almond milk and the chocolate in a food processor (I used a Vitamix blender) until well combined. Drizzle a tiny amount of almond milk in while the food processor is running, until the dough is smooth. Scoop the dough into a bowl and fold in the chocolate. Spoon the dough with a cookie scoop onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
You’re probably wondering…
What are the calories and macros per cookie? I have no clue. I don’t track that stuff. But don’t fret, these cookies are really Really REALLY filling so there is little to no risk that you’ll eat the entire batch in one sitting.
How many cookies does it make? I used a big cookie scoop and it made approximately 1 dozen cookies.
Will my kids like these cookies? I don’t know your kids but if they have good taste they will. If this is the case, I recommend telling them they are made with beans that way you won’t have to share.
Will you make these cookies again? Does Peter Pan fly?
Now I really must go dare you to make these cookies. “All you need is faith and trust and a little bit of pixie dust,” said Peter Pan.