jelly bellies and nutty butties…

30 degrees Celcius + blue skies + running in a national park + jellyfish + starfish + wallabies + all-day breakfast on a dock + sunsets + chickpea cookie dough = an excellent weekend.

Wait… Chickpeas? Yup. Cookie dough? Yup. Delicious? Yup.

But first…

Highlights from the day, in picture form.

mapping the route...

run then swim

STARFISH! and a tentacle-less jellyfish!


another starfish anddd blue steel.

coffee and breakfast at 5pm

sittin' on the dock of the bay...

After alllll that, we were pooped… and what else to do then go home, put on a movie and try out a ridiculous recipe that ended up being delicious and yet wildly nutritious.

Done and done.

dessert hummus

Chickpea Cookie dough – Nutty Butties

Inspired by this recipe

1 can of chickpeas

1/3-1/4 c. maple syrup

1/4 c. nut butter

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 c. dark chocolate chips or chunks

Optional mix ins:

Chopped nuts

Dried fruit

Shredded coconut

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. I tried my best to peel most of mine as well, but this is optional. Peeling those peas will increase the smoothness of the dough, and decrease farts. Not kidding. My mother LOVES that tidbit of information.

So blend the chickpeas, maple syrup, nut butter and vanilla until reallllllll smooth. Stir in the chocolate and any other extras and your done.

I enjoy it chilled, with some banana on top.

This might be the kind of the recipe that you definitely have to try to believe how yummy it is. But for real… if you didn’t know there were chickpeas in it, you would never pick it. My boyfriend didn’t… and then he felt deceived after I told him. However, he continued eating it straight from the mixing bowl, with a spoon. haha.

Go make this. I dare you!




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13 responses to “jelly bellies and nutty butties…

  1. Beautiful photos! And what a beautiful park. I’m in desperate need of a daycation.

  2. PERFECT – I need a “healthy” cookie dough that I can enjoy guilt-free and this looks like it will work. Thanks & this is much healthier than the raw cookie dough I just posted (but that was for the boyfriend, this healthy one will be for me – hehe)

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  4. dahling

    ur boy has nice pecks. must be all the chickpeas

    • slightly inappropriate. but I’ll have to agree. haha


      is it wrong that I made another batch of this and finished it in two days? NO… cause its chickpeas. you should see MY pecks.

      hmmm. or not.

      • dahling

        19 oz can of chickpeas?

        inappropriate? me?

      • dahling

        i want it to be cooked. i miss melty chocolate chips. did u do this with the ninja?

      • I don’t have the ninja here sadly… It was damaged in a ‘wrong voltage for this side of the world’ tragedy. I’ve been using an immersion blender for allllllll my blending needs. It’s highly annoying. Haha, but the clean up is wayyy quicker. I’m looking into a kitchen aid food processor! Weee!

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  6. spoonfulofsugarfree

    Mmmmm šŸ˜€ I love cookie dough made with chickpeas! I make it sans sugar and loaded with pb….delicious!

  7. Interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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