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Peanut Butter Chickpea Energy Balls

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1.5 cups chickpeas, cooked
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter, smooth
1/3 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 1/4 cup ground oat flour
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

In a medium saucepan, combine split peas and water. Bring them to a boil, reduce heat, cover. Simmer until peas are tender, about 35 to 45 minutes. Drain peas and set aside.
First place chickpeas, peanut butter, and honey in a food processor and blend for about a minute on high or until the mixture is smooth.
Then, add in cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, and oat flour, and pulse until combined. At this point your dough should be similar to cookie dough consistency. If things are too dry, add more peanut butter, if things are too wet, add more ground oat flour.
Add in chocolate chips and pulse until combined.
Finally, using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll between your palms to form a ball. Repeat. Store in the fridge or freezer!

Recipe developed by Fit Foodie Finds