Not-so Chunky Monkey Cookies:
2 bananas, mashed
5 dates, pit removed and chopped finely
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional- you can also use puffed rice if you have)
1/4 cup chocolate, chopped into pieces, or chocolate chips
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup PB2 (peanut butter powder, if you don't have this, you could probably sub finely ground nuts)
Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, blend together bananas, dates, peanut butter, egg and vanilla until well combined. This will be pretty chunky because of the dates but mix it the best you can! In another bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Pour the wet into the dry and mix with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough. Mix in walnuts and chocolate.
In a shallow pan, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs and PB2. Roll the dough into teaspoon-ish sized balls with your hands, and toss them around in the crumb mixture until all sides are covered. Place on your parchment-lined baking sheet, giving a little space in between each. From experience, they really don't spread much, so you don't need to give them so much space. With your hands or a flipper, squish them down a little. Put them in the oven for about 10 minutes, until they're lightly brown on the bottom. It's hard to tell if they're ready or not because they're chocolate, but if they hold their own, they should be ready. Enjoy!
If any of you are good at math, you will notice that there are a few missing... what? someone has to do the quality control around here ;)