Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Healthy & Quick!

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These are delicious and fast and only take a few ingredients to make.  Great to prepare with children or family getting them involved in a healthy and delicious treat.  There is no added sugar to this recipe and only 4 ingredients.  You can also make this without the chocolate for a chewy soft peanut butter cookie and only 3 ingredients saving some time and making them even more affordable.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Time: 15 Minutes or less
Serves: 12 * Depends on size you can make them bigger or smaller yielding more or less
4 Ingredient Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Cup Organic Natural Peanut Butter
1 Cup Medjool dates, without pits
1 Egg or 1 Flax Egg for Vegetarians
1/2 Cup Dark chocolate Chips or Broken pieces of dark chocolate

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.  Take your ingredients out.  First start with your dates adding them to food processor. I used the Bard Valley Natural Delights brand which I think were just delicious.

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Next take your egg and peanut butter.  I used the organic Simple Truth brand for peanut butter with no added sugar or salt.  Be careful with the peanut butter as many brands will add loads of sugar, salt and preservatives that you don’t need. For the eggs I used the Simple Truth brand vegetarian cage free large brown eggs without hormones or antibiotics.

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Now place 1 egg in with the dates in a food processor or blender such as Vita-Mix blending for 4 minutes until consistency is smooth.

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Now you want to get your chocolate chips ready.  I didn’t have any so I used what I had on hand a dark chocolate bar chopping it into pieces, which worked just great. I used the Green & Blacks Organic Dark 85% Cacao bar.

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Your date and egg mixture should look like this.  Next you want to add in 1 cup of peanut butter, blending until you get a smooth consistency.

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After you get a nice smooth mix you are going to add your 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, or in my case cut up bits of a chocolate bar.  Since I used a chocolate bar and couldn’t get small enough pieces I blended it for just a second to get the big pieces into smaller chunks.  Now you want to get out a baking sheet.  You can either spray it with cooking spray or use, coconut oil to oil the pan.  Use a tablespoon to get a consistent size which will help with the bake time. I used a fork two directions pressing the cookie down flat.  Bake for 10-12 minutes on 350.  When done pull out and allow to cool and then eat.

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