Chocolate Chip Garbanzo Bean Peanut Butter Cookies

My husband has a problem.

It’s rather serious.

I try and tell him it isn’t healthy, and that he probably should look into getting help.

No body should have that many white shoes.

White shoes that look like he’s a drug lord from Miami.

White shoes that Β point at the end, almost as if they were made to be worn by an elf singing “Up on the Rooftop!”

Β He could argue that elfs wear green pointy shoes, but..Let’s get real..Who is gonna argue with a man wearing pointy shoes?


Ok, I kid myself..

But 10 plus pairs of white shoes couldn’t be a healthy obsession…

Inheriting over 100 cookbooks from my grandparents, now THAT contributes to a healthy obsession.

I can’t WAIT to get cookin’ with the PTA!

I can only imagine what went down when PTA mom Mrs. Willows brought out her one of a kind Booz Balls to go around.

I’d much rather have a bite of this Corn and Cream Cheese recipe, if you ask me..

Do you think I could dip my Booz Balls in it?

I probably shouldn’t join the PTA…That is unless I bring something a little better to the table..

Maybe say…Chocolate Chip cookies..

But unlike Booz Balls, you will most likely remember these cookies..

Trust me..A little elf told me πŸ™‚

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter (Garbanzo Bean) Cookies


1 can Garbanzo Beans(drained and rinsed)

1/4 C. Peanut Butter

10 Dates

1/2 C. non dairy(or reg) milk

2 C. Pastry Flour

1/4 C. Oats

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/4 C. Canola Oil

1/2 C. Maple Syrup

1 TB. Vanilla

1 bag mini dairy free chocolate chips(or reg)


1. In a food processor, blend garbanzo beans, dates, peanut butter, and milk until creamy.

2. Next add Canola oil, maple syrup, and vanilla to food processor and blend until combined.

3. In a separate bowl, mix the rest of your ingredients. Then add wet to dry, and stir until combined.

4. Place on cookie sheet using ice cream scoop, and press down on tops of cupcakes to flatten out a little.

5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-14 minutes. {i did 13 :)}

These are really big chewy cookies πŸ™‚

My hubs prefers flat crips cookies, but then again he dresses like an elf during christmas at the mall…

Funny..I always thought Santa and his little helpers preferred the chewy ones?

Luckily for me, Baby Boo was all over them..

Meaning she was all over them, and NOT her dinner.

I dunno what got into her, but she definitely might have put her self on the naughty list this year..

So finally, I broke down and gave her a cookie for dinner…It had garbanzo beans in it…so it’s ok right??

And for a while it made her happy..but then Little Miss Prada got the best of her self, and went from this,

to this…

and then back to this…

Want a better example??

Well..I filmed it! πŸ™‚

Untitled from The Diva Dish on Vimeo.

I promise..She’s happier now..

As for hubs, not so much.. I heard him mumbling something about my name being on the naughty list..

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  1. I want to make booze balls! In fact, I do have Rum Cake Balls on my site! lol

    Your cookies look amazing. Give me the straight dish, Miss Diva Dish, can you taste the beans in them or not ? I am a tough critic and havent yet gotten on board with beans in desserts but you sure are tempting me!

    • I have heard of rum/booze balls before, I was just laughing because i thought the name Booze Balls was so funny..especially in the PTA book πŸ™‚

      Ok, and I will be completely and totally be honest πŸ™‚ You really truly cannot taste the beans. These don’t have tons of sugar, like regular cookies, so they aren’t overly sweet, but that’s where the chocolate chips come along. They are really moist, really soft, and truly yummy! My hubby is my biggest critic, and the only complaint he had is that, they weren’t thin and crispy πŸ™‚

  2. I am so happy to see someone else with a whole bunch of cookbooks as well. I have all of my grandmothers, which includes one of the oldest Betty Crocker cookbooks I have ever seen. This makes me want to break some of them out.

    These cookies look delicious.

    • I got TONS of old betty crocker books! it is fun to look through them and see what types of recipes there are πŸ™‚ Glad I have a friend who is a cookbook lover, such as I πŸ™‚

  3. If all of my chocolate chips fell out of my cookie and onto my tray, I would cry, too! πŸ˜‰

    I make white bean chocolate chip cookies (using great northern beans) and they’re so good – can’t taste the beans at all and they’re so soft. Just please tell me that your hubby doesn’t consider his shoes “old” if they get one scuff on them like the crew of Jersey Shore. Oh – and tell him Vinny called and wants his shoes back. hahahaaaaaaa πŸ˜‰

    • haha oh was THAT it!! She is very very particular about those chocolate chips πŸ™‚

      And i was debating on using northern beans, but I didn’t have any so I stuck with the garbanzo πŸ™‚ And it is so true, you can’t taste the beans at all!!
      and can I just say I am LAUGHING SO HARD!! hahaha he is SOO jersey shore it’s not even FUNNY!! hahahahaha Vinnyu called..hahaha omg I love you Lindsay! πŸ™‚

  4. Interesting. I never get to eat dessert because there is usually too much butter or fat in them for me to digest but these look like they could work out for me. I want to try them but do you think anything could be used in place of the maple syrup or if it could be halved with something? Because it’s so expensive I don’t think I could bring myself to use half a cup at a time on my budget. Otherwise I would make them right now!! That video made me laugh! She’s cute even when shes screaming.

    • maple syrup is SO expensive, I totally understand! Well, you could half it and add maybe applesauce or liquid of some sort in replace so u don’t change the texture. You could also go with Agave, which is a little cheaper πŸ™‚

  5. They almost look like scones! Or maybe I’m just hungry for breakfast and I want to dip one on my coffee?

    I also want a booze ball. Even before 9 am. πŸ™‚

    • They do look like scones! It’s because they are so BIG!!..They would be good dipper cookies for sure!! πŸ˜‰
      haha and I won’t tell anyone you eating a booz ball..shhhh our secret πŸ™‚

  6. Booze Balls? Haha, the PTA knew how to get down.

    These cookies look really good. I have yet to try baking with beans, but I will give in eventually πŸ˜› You always have the best recipes Ari.

    • Seriously! Are all PTA parties that crazy?? πŸ™‚

      And I was really nervous about how these would turn out, but then I remembered that I have made far more weird things πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much Madelaine! you are so sweet!

  7. Your daughter is adorable and cracks me up! πŸ™‚

    These cookies look delicious!! I seriously would make them tonight if I wasn’t busy packing for my upcoming trip! I guess I’ll have to wait until I get back!!!

    Thanks for sharing. I love your recipes!

  8. Your hubs collection of white shoes is hilarious! My bf has all black =/ Those cookies look really tasty, I’ve never had any with garbanzo beans before!

  9. Amber Schaefer says:

    Is it 1/2 C. non dairy(or reg)…. milk? And those cookies look amazing! I can’t wait to try them! πŸ™‚

  10. My god, she’s so funny! She’s a good actrice!

  11. Aw yum- these looks so yum! I love how fat they are πŸ˜‰ And all those small chocolate chips makes me hungry! No wonder your baby wanted them for dinner!
    I have never got myself on the bean-in-baking-trend! Need to do something about it soon!

  12. Oh my goodness–what a cutie! She’s cute even when she’s crying. πŸ™‚

    These look fantastic! I love big, chewy cookies.

  13. Yum πŸ™‚ I’m still not completely on board with the beans in cookies and bars etc. But they look so good. Even the texture inside looks perfect. I had a bad experience once, but I’m determined to try again at some point πŸ™‚ Love the video! What a personality Boo’s got – it’s awesome! Love it πŸ˜€

  14. Love books like that! πŸ™‚ Missed you this morning, but these amazing cookies have made up for it! I want them now! πŸ™‚ I’m just now getting into chickpeas. How did I not know about them before?

    • I MISSED you!! My gma was in town, and I totally forgot when she rang my door at 830 this morning!! haha πŸ™‚ But chickpeas are amazing!! They are so versatile! πŸ™‚

  15. Oh Mah Gawd…those PTA recipes are a RIOT!

    Cookies look unrealzzzzzz!!! You are amazing!!!

    IO am loving that second pic of baby boo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Booze balls and white shoes! Mahahaha! (I have nothing witty or clever to add. I just had to tell you that this post cracked me up.)

  17. his problems could be worse! haha
    yummyy!! you make healthy look GOOD!
    also… could you HAVE a cuter child? geeze she’s precious!

    • Yes…it could. He could be addicted to cookbooks πŸ™‚
      And no..I don’t think Baby Boo could be any cuter πŸ™‚ Just my opinion tho :)!

  18. Baby Boo is absolutely one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen! Love your blog!

  19. hi. do you drain the can of chickpeas or use all the liquid? if you drain, do you rinse the beans? thanks!

    • Hey Lauren! So sorry I didnt add that in to the recipe! Yes, you would drain and rinse the beans before hand. Thanks so much for reminding me πŸ™‚

  20. Oh my gosh those look SO, so good! I love that they’re not sugar-laden either!

    And of course, Baby Boo is the cutest ever. Obviously. Love the video!! πŸ™‚

  21. I would come to your pta meeting if you made booze balls!

  22. Sugar-free and chickpea-full? Love!

  23. Tried these tonight and we all loved them. I made a few small adjustments, based on what I had on hand. I used almond flour, a little olive oil (should have used coconut oil but it was fine), a little agave but mostly subbed vanilla creme liquid stevia, added one egg. Also I was almost out of peanut butter so I used a little peanut butter and then mostly almond butter. They came out great!


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