Another option I like to keep is to use British recipes since most members of the Peanut Butter Bash are American. Just makes it a more fun challenge. But challenge it certainly was this time around.
Peanut Butter Bash is a group for food bloggers and it is fun to try to find the added ingredient each month! If you are a food blogger and would be interested in joining this group here is the link: The link to our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peanutbutterbash/ .
Also, since the official Peanut Butter Bash has gotten so many requests from non-bloggers wanting to join that the group The Peanut Butter Recipe Box was created. Here is the link for that: (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThePeanutButterRecipeBox/). Please feel free to join the group if you're not already a member too and would like to share your recipes and have access to a number of new recipes!
Eventually I located an even more interesting cookie recipe than I had ever bargained for. From the second I read that this recipe included Black Beans, I just had to try it! Ok, it also relies on refrigeration, but I had the get out clause that I could take these cookies to my own office. That would make it more interesting to see if Black Beans really were an acceptable cookie ingredient!
The recipe I found was from Nic's Nutrition and this looks like a blog I will return to again and again!
I don't think you could do this without a food processor, but with one, it takes such a short time to make such a fantastic (and healthy) treat! I had not read the amount of cookies this recipe was supposed to make until I had finished adding all the ingredients and was surprised at how little was in the food processor! So that is why I have put the number of servings in large print!
On Nic's Nutrition, there is a warning that these cookies are very soft right out of the oven and this is true. She suggests keeping them in the fridge and that is good advice. We took them out and left them for folks to eat in the office and, after a while, they were just too soft to handle. But they are amazing straight out of the fridge!
So here is the recipe: