Blondies Really Do Have More Fun

Chocolate and peanut butter: These two ingredients are enough to send many dessert lovers into a sweet-tooth tailspin. What if we said you could have your chocolate and PB along with a healthy dose of iron and fiber? If we got your attention, you’ll definitely want to try our recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Chickpea Blondies. We pair your tempting twosome with oh-so-versatile chickpeas (aka Garbanzo Beans) for a decadent dessert that’s packed with some surprising nutritional benefits. The best part is they are easy to make and delicious.

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  • 1 can (14 ½ oz.) chickpeas, drained
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt


Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips, walnuts and salt into food processor or blender

Process for 3 – 5 minutes until smooth

Pulse or stir in chocolate chips

Pour into 9” x 9” greased and floured baking dish

Top with nuts

Sprinkle with sea salt

Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes

Let cool and enjoy

Nutrition Facts:

Servings: 9 squares
Serving: One square

Calories: 254
Fat: 12g
Carbs: 30g
Sugar: 21g
Protein: 6g
Fiber: 3g

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