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Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies with Sea Salt

August 12, 2016

So I think I’m getting a new favorite food blogger, Ambitious Kitchen.  This was another recipe I saw come through a feed and damn it was good!  My sister and brother-in-law came to visit and I made these.  I didn’t tell them what they were and they snuck a bite.  I think they were pretty surprised after I told them what was all in them.

These are GLUTEN-FREE(!), flourless, butterless, and you can make these vegan by using vegan chocolate chips, but I’m NOT vegan so I go full bore regular chocolate:)

I took them out of the oven pretty early so they were almost still doughy, but that makes for a very happy Jim.

Difficulty: Easy!
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15-25 min
Cool Time: 20 min
Total Time: 60 min
Yield: 16 bars
Taste: Great!


Cooking Spray
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup all natural almond butter or peanut butter
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar (you can also use honey if you’re not vegan)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup vegan (or regular) chocolate chips plus 2 tablespoons
sea salt, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 8×8 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, add all ingredients except chocolate chips and process until batter is smooth.
  3. Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.  Batter will be thick.
  4. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on top. The batter may stick to your spatula; you can spray the spatula with nonstick cooking spray first.  Sprinkle with sea salt as well.
  5. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and edges are a tiny bit brown. The batter may look underdone, but you don’t want them to dry out.
  6. Cool pan for 20 minutes on wire rack. Cut into squares.

– Adding an egg to the batter will make it more cake-like, but not vegan.
– You can use your favorite nut butter, just make sure it’s all natural.
– Feel free to add in other things according to your dietary needs like nuts, dried fruit, or other types of chocolate.

Source: Ambitious Kitchen




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