It is so remiss of me not to have this on the blog, given how often we make them. I kind of thought everyone knew of this recipe – I can’t claim it as mine because it is ALL over internet land. But it turns out not everyone does!
So quick, I better post this so we can spread it even further around internet land. It really is a healthy, nutritious take on an age-old favourite. And I make double the recipe now because they disappear too quickly!
2x 400g tins chick peas, rinsed and drained
1 cup peanut butter (100% peanuts )*
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 rows dark chocolate, chopped
Blend all ingredients except dark chocolate together in a food processor (I do the chick peas first then add the rest). Then stir through dark chocolate pieces.
The mixture will be sticky but I still roll into a ball and press flat onto baking paper on a tray. Alternatively you can just “drop” teaspoons onto the paper. Whatever shape they are on the baking tray is what they will remain (they don’t grow or flatten with cooking).
Bake at 180 deg C for 15 minutes or until browning.
* As always i recommend 100% peanuts for your peanut butter. FYI, the health food shop I go to has a peanut butter machine – you bring a bucket, and pull the handle, and it will grind the peanuts into peanut butter straight into your bucket. It’s brilliant! Check out if yours does it too?