Raw Vegan Cookie Dough Balls
Firstly let me apologise for not posting for a while, I am having my blog updated and its been taking a while but look out for the new design which should be installed by tomorrow. Let me know what you think! Lets get straight into the recipe because its a good one….
Who doesn’t like cookie dough? It’s one of my favourite sweet treats ever so I put myself on a mission to create cookie dough that is not only vegan but completely raw too. Now there is one ingredient in these that I know people will be scared of and think its mad but you have to trust me. This is chickpeas, not usually associated with cookie dough but it transforms the texture of these balls and its the only ingredient which will make them feel like real cookie dough. Also chickpeas are great for you, packed with protein and fibre so these make an awesome post gym snack. I have also tired my best to make them easy to make wand using the least possible ingredients. Some vegan snacks contain all types of ingredients that are hard to source and extremely expensive, these only require 5 ingreidients.
The first step is the most time consuming and tedious but DO NOT skip it. You will not get a good texture if you can’t be bothered to do this. You need to skin your chickpeas. Now you can do this one of two ways. You do it one chickpea at a time squeezing them gently to release the skin. Or if your rushed for time and feeling lazy take a handful of chickpeas and rub them between your palms and the majority of the skins should come off. I tend to do it one by one as its more effective.
Next you need to blend up your skinned chickpeas, peanut butter and agave syrup in a blender or food processor until smooth. This will form a wet dough like texture thats just what we want. Place the mixture in a bowl and carefully stir in your coconut sugar and cacao nibs.
You need to then roll them into tight balls. This mixture is sticky so a good tip is to wet your fingertips and palms with water and then roll a ball – this stops the mixture sticking to your hands. Then repeat so wet your fingers and roll the next ball and so on.
You need to freeze the ball for about half an hour then place in the fridge and they are done. Keep them in the fridge at all times otherwise you run the risk of them losing their shape.
These are almost too good to be true so please go try them out and let me know what you think!
Hope you enjoyed, Love Georgie xx
- 1 mug chickpeas
- 2 tablespoons of agave syrup
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs or chocolate chips