Cookie dough bites
Delicious no-bake cookie dough treats with a secret ingredient. The addition of legumes boost the fibre content.
- 1 cup dates, pitted (180g / 12 medjool dates)
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 1 x 425g tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 4 Weet-Bix wheat biscuits, finely crushed
- 1/4 cup chopped 70% dark chocolate or choc-chips (50g)
- Combine dates and boiling water in a small bowl. Leave 10 mins to soak.
- Place drained chickpeas in a food processor and pulse to a coarse paste. Add water from soaking the dates (but not the dates just yet) and blend until the chickpea puree is thick but smooth, scraping sides of the bowl a few times.
- Add dates and almond butter to chickpeas and puree again.
- Remove blade from processor (or transfer to a large bowl), stir through crushed Weet-Bix wheat biscuits and chocolate pieces – mixture should resemble cookie dough. Refrigerate 10 minutes.
- Scoop dough with a tablespoon and roll into balls. Store in fridge or freezer.
- Almond butter can be replaced with any other nut butter. Or replace with tahini / seed butter for a nut-free treat.
- If you find the dough too soft, scoop onto a tray and refrigerate, then roll between clean hands once cold. Alternatively, stir through an additional half Weet-Bix, finely crushed.
- Per Serve
- Energy (kJ)288
- Protein (g)2
- Fat (g)2
- Saturated Fat (g)1
- Carbohydrate (g)9
- Sugars (g)6
- Dietary Fibre (g)1.7
- Sodium (mg)32
- Potassium (mg)112
- Calcium (mg)22
- Iron (mg)0.7