Chickpea Gingerbread Buckeyes
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12-14 buckeyes
Festive gingerbread buckeyes made healthier and vegan-friendly thanks to one magic ingredient - chickpeas! The blind eye would never believe these two-bite treats are packed with plant-powered protein and fiber.
  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained and thoroughly rinsed
  • ½ cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Place chickpeas in a food processor. Blend for 10-15 seconds, until finely ground. Add peanut butter, molasses, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Blend for about 1 minute, until ingredients form of a smooth ball of dough.
  2. Roll dough in 12-14 balls. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 20 second increments for about 60-80 seconds, until melted, stirring well.
  4. Dip buckeyes into chocolate and place back on parchment paper. Let set for ~10 minutes, until chocolate hardens. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.
You will likely have quite a bit of melted chocolate left. You need a nice pool of it in order to dip the buckeyes, but the remaining can be used for anything you desire!
If making vegan or dairy-free, use Enjoy Life chocolate chips
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 buckeye Calories: 139 Fat: 7.5 gm Saturated fat: 2.5 gm Carbohydrates: 16 gm Sugar: 10 gm Sodium: 66 mg Fiber: 2 gm Protein: 4 gm
Recipe by Dishing Out Health at