Therefore, I had to try them again with the correct ingredients this time! And guess what?! They turned out absolutely amazing! Even my brother said they tasted good, and he usually does not like my healthy cooking.
Here are the ingredients again.
2 1/2 c. no salt added canned chick peas/garbanzo beans
1/2 c. natural peanut butter (I used Peanut Butter and Co. Smooth Operator which is delicious!)
1/4 c. honey (I used Nash Brothers Organic Rain forest Honey.)
1 t. baking powder
2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. butter extract (Initially I couldn't find this in my local grocery, but you may substitute it for another 1/2 t. vanilla extract.)
About 8 T. organic dark chocolate chips
The first time I made these, I blended everything in the extra large food processor bowl, but this time I decided to use the smaller bowl-in-bowl feature of my Ninja to really get the blade through the mixture.
Then I used my little scooper for portion control and scooped them all onto greased baking sheets. I got about 28 cookies, but you could almost use half a scoop, smash them down and make double that. Jazzy was right they do hold the ball form, so if you wanted to make them look more like cookies, I'd smash them down and lessen the baking time.
3 grams of fat
9 grams of carbs
2 grams of dietary fiber
5 grams of sugar
3 grams of protein
I cannot wait to make these again!