How cute is the name chickee dough bites?! I wanted to making something like a cookie dough ball wrapped in chocolate, but with chickpeas as the base. These didn’t quite turn out into cute, little ball shapes as I had envisioned, but they are still fun little bites.
I hosted a Treat Exchange at my place over the weekend and these were one of the treats I made. They turned out really well and make a great holiday treat.
Chickee Dough Bites (makes 18-24 bites)
1 can of chickpeas, drained & rinsed (reserve 1 tbsp of the chickpea brine)
1 tsbp of chickpea brine
1/2 cup of almond butter (I used chunky – you can use any nut butter)
1/3 cup of maple syrup
1 tsp of vanilla
a pinch of salt
24 chocolate chips
1 cup of chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life) + 1 tsp of coconut oil
Combine all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a blender and blend until smooth. Place the Chickee Dough in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up a bit. The dough doesn’t form as much as I would like (I may experiment with dates next time), but use a teaspoon and spoon the mixture onto a parchment sheet lined cookie sheet. Gently place a chocolate chip in the middle of each bite (like a thumbprint cookie, but then smooth the top back out). Place in the freezer for another 15 minutes (you can skip this step if you are rushed, it’ll just be messier to handle the dough). While your dough is in the freezer, combine your chocolate chips and coconut oil in a pot on the stove and set to low heat. Melt the chips and remove the chickee dough from the freezer. Using a spoon, dunk the chickee dough into the melted chocolate and coat it well. Place the coated bites back onto the parchment paper and back in the freezer for at least 2 hours to set (overnight is best).
These make a great holiday gift.
Or you could just eat them yourself ;p
Have you gone to any holiday treat exchanges this year?
What is your favourite holiday treat?