Treat yourself with my black bean cookies dipped in chocolate and walnuts! They really hit the spot and do not come with the guilt of indulging in a decadent dessert. Now, some may think that desserts made with black beans are weird and that you cannot fool anyone for posing as a chocolate cookie, which may be true, but it doesn't mean it is a bad idea to add this healthy food to your sweets.
I think black been cookies or brownies are delicious, and if made correctly, you cannot tell that there are beans included in the recipe.
So the next time you see a black bean dessert recipe, give it a chance-- you may be surprised how chocolatey and healthy it really is!
Chocolate Walnut Dipped Black Bean Cookies
- 1 cup black beans, canned, rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 3 tablespoons low-fat chocolate milk
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 4 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a food processor, combine rinsed black beans, nut butter and chocolate milk, blend until smooth.
- In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Mix well. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until well combined. It should resemble a dough once mixed.
- On a prepared baking pan, form small balls of dough and place 1-inch apart. Press lightly to flatten dough forming a cookie/circular shape.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until firm. Let cool.
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave for 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds until chocolate is fully melted. Be careful not to burn chocolate.
- Dip chocolate cookie in chocolate, about half way up on cookie. Place on parchment paper and top with chopped walnuts. Repeat until all cookies are dipped in chocolate. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chocolate hardens. Enjoy!