Guys, I'm pretty excited to share this recipe with you all! I'm still amazed at how well these Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls turned out. Their texture perfectly mimics raw cookie dough and they only require 4 ingredients! YES PLEASE! I've served them a couple of different times to my friends and they go quick. I also know my friends appreciate that they're healthy and won't weigh you down or give you a sugar rush.
Peanut butter flavored recipes will be popping up a lot this month. One of the main reasons peanut butter is the flavor of the month is because I recently ordered some more peanut flour. While I have nothing against full fat, natural peanut butter (in fact, I strongly promote eating food in their natural form), I've found that peanut flour allows me to create baked goods that have a rich, peanut butter flavor without all the density. I've tried in the past to make peanut butter banana bread and it was a dense mess that didn't even taste strongly of peanut butter. Womp womp.
Peanut flour to the rescue!
The other special ingredient in these Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls are chickpeas! Yeah, I know that's no surprise for most of you. The chickpeas make these balls perfectly moist and doughy and provide lots of plant-based protein! Sweetened with maple syrup and rich in peanut flavor from peanut flour, these Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls are perfect for a snack or to tame a sweet tooth. Personally, I love to make mine with cacao nibs, but when I'm serving these to others I often use dairy-free chocolate chips.
Another way I've eaten these Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls is in my Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream Blizzards. Oh. Yeah. I'll let you all know how I make these on Monday.
I hope you all give these Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls a try! If you do, let me know what you think!
High-Protein Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
- In a food processor, process the drained and rinsed chickpeas until mostly smooth, scraping down the sides of your processor when necessary.
- Add in the peanut flour and maple syrup and process until smooth, again scraping down the sides of your processor if necessary.
- Stir in the chocolate chips or cacao nibs and chill the dough in the fridge for about 15-30 minutes. Roll the dough into balls and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set. Store in the fridge for up to a week.