RECIPE: Salted Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

An all natural, sweet treat that won’t send you blood sugar through the roof

So you are female, hormonal, pregnant and let’s face it… at some point you will to be craving a gooey, sweet, chocolate chip cookie.  You will feel guilty about it.  You will try to eat a piece of fruit to suppress the craving.  It won’t work.  You will anguish on whether or not to give in.  You will give in and have just one chocolate chip cookie (20-40 grams of carbs) and you will worry that your little meter is going to give you an outrageously high number so…. you walk for an hour after eating the little piece of heaven.  Sound familiar?

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made with Chickpeas, Peanut Butter and Honey... Perfect after dinner treat if you have gestational diabetes

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made with Chickpeas, Peanut Butter and Honey… Perfect after dinner treat if you have gestational diabetes

Gestational Diabetes: Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

Gooey and Delicious… Satisfy a sweet tooth!

I am pretty sure some of you are ready to take a cookie and shove it down my throat right now but I found a little slice of heaven with only 13 grams of carbs and to go along with it 2 grams of fiber and 3.6 grams of protein! Perfect for an after dinner dessert!

Yes it is a treat, but one that is so delicious, reasonably low in carbs and it will more than satisfy the chocolate chip cookie craving!  As my pledge, there are no artificial sweeteners in this or any of my recipes!

You: Ummm, Katie, I looked at the ingredients and there a can of chickpeas listed first… sounds gross…

Me: Trust me on this one… they are absolutely delicious and have been approved my husband and kids.  My 3 year old even did a cookie dance:)  I wish I had it on video!

RECIPE: Salted Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
 
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All natural, flourless chocolate chip cookie bar made with chickpeas and peanut butter!
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Recipe type: Sweet Treat, Dessert, Cookie
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 1 can (15 oz) Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans), drained and rinsed
  • ½ c Natural Peanut Butter (Peanuts and Salt are only ingredients)
  • ¼-1/3 c Honey (vary depend on sweetness preferred)
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ c + 1 T mini chocolate chips
  • sea salt for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Grease 8x8 square pan or a 9" round pan
  3. Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in food processor and process until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Spread batter in evenly in pan and sprinkle with 1 T chocolate chips and sea salt
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes until the top is light brown.
Notes
Nutritional Calculations are estimated using the brand of ingredients that I used, please adjust according to your specific brands. The nutritional value was calculated based on ¼ c Honey which was perfectly sweet and delicious for my family. For a chocolate chip cookie cake, I have also added one egg which gives it a light and airy cake consistency.... see picture below. Adding an egg will add an additional 0.3 g fat and 0.4 g protein per serving
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 square Calories: 115 Fat: 5.7 Carbohydrates: 13 Fiber: 2.2 Protein: 3.6

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