Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a microwave save bowl, combine dates and maple syrup. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften.
In a blender (or food processor), add chickpeas, dates, maple syrup, egg, vanilla, and baking powder. Using the tamper, blender as well as possible. (If using the food processor, scrap down the sides frequently.)
Remove mixture and place in a bowl. Stir in peanut butter. Stir in chocolate chips. NOTE: if your blender heats up your mixture like mine, let it cool before you mix in the chips or they will melt into the batter.
Heap about 2 Tbsp batter onto baking sheet. It will make 16 cookies total. NOTE: your cookies will keep their shape, so shape however you want.
Bake for 16-18 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before removing with a spatula and cooling completely on a cooling rack.