Grain-free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Dough Bites

Well, shoot. I thought it was about time I started sharing my Pinterest successes! I’ve tried about 1 million recipes… and 1 gazillion DIY’s. I should be sharing what actually turns out awesome. (I may need to also share the Pinterest fails… there are many of those too). So, here’s a first of many Tried It posts. Enjoy!


 Grain-free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Dough Bites by, Texanerin Baking

These little cookies looked delicious. I found them on Pinterest, and I was curious to try them… MOSTLY because they are made with chickpeas. Yup! You read that right. Ha! I tried them, I loved them. Erin’s cookies look much prettier than mine, but mine were still yummy.

Ingredients needed: 

– 1 1/4 cup canned chickpeas, well rinsed and dried. I used the whole can. 

– 2 tsp vanilla extract

– 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp homemade peanut butter. Erin mentions you need to use the homemade… or, the cookies will be too oily w/store bought. Don’t worry… it’s simple to make.

– 1/4 cup of honey

– 1 tsp baking powder

– 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Erin used a 1/2… I added more. hee.


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) and process until the dough is smooth. Hand stir in the chocolate chips. To form the dough bites: this mixture is super thick and sticky. With wet hands, form 1 1/2 inch balls (I missed this wet hands step, and it probably would have helped with the stickiness). Place formed cookies onto a Silpat or a piece of parchment paper. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes (Erin said 10, but I went a little longer). I had 16 cookies to munch on!


So, you can definitely tell there is something different about these cookies. They are a little more grainy, but are still very delicious. I would rather give these as a treat to Miss R than most other super sugary recipes. P.S. she loved them:

I hope you enjoy! And if you’d like to join me on Pinterest, here’s my link.

– Chelsey


Categories: food, Sweets, tried it


  • Tish on said:

    Cookies with chick peas?! They certainly sound interesting! i may just have to give these a try as a healthier alternative. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Karen on said:

    I make these at LEAST once a week! Try adding nuts, granola, and dried fruit. These cookies are so versatile!

  • Vicki on said:

    I'm totally going to try these! Thanks… I love that chick peas are the alternative and no added sugar! 🙂

  • Camilleta on said:

    Yummy! Chick peas are very versatile. 🙂

  • hilljean on said:

    Ok, that is a really cool idea. I'm gonna have to try this. I would never have thought to use chickpeas, but I'm willing to give it a try if it means my kids can eat a healthy cookie!

  • Holly on said:

    Chickpeas sound a little different, but I ate tofu cookies as a child and liked them, maybe I need to try chickpea too. The picture of the like face is just so sweet.

  • Gina_AcuteDesigns on said:

    oh yum. I have seen a lot of cookie recipes that call for chick peas…..I need to try one!

  • Christina on said:

    I think they look yummy! But your daughter is the sweetest cookie of all! 🙂

  • chichomeschoolmama on said:

    Now that sounds good!!!! She has the most gorgeous eyes- woweeee!!!

  • prideinphotos on said:

    You did a great job with the top photo…the pastel blurred background is beautiful!
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

  • Samantha Kay on said:

    MMM! Those look yummy! Also, I'll be looking forward to your Pinterest success. 🙂

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  • alicia on said:

    Healthy and yummy? Hmm… I'll have to give it a look. Thanks for sharing.

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