Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Ok, so the title says that these are Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars but what the title doesn’t tell you is the main ingredient is CHICKPEAS!  And that they’re SOOOOOO GOOD!

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  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • ½ cup peanut butter, can substitue 1/2 c peanut butter made from PB2
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cups dark chocolate chips, reserve 1/2 for the top
  • pinch sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Either spray your loaf pan really well with a non stick spray or line it with parchment paper

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In my blender, add the chickpeas, maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Blend until the mixture is smooth.  I put the batter in the pan and added 1/2 of the chocolate chips and stirred those in real well.

I sprinkled the remaining chocolate chips on the top.  Bake 1 hour or until a tooth pick comes out clean and the edges are brown and crisp.  Let them cool completely before cutting into squares.

I took this to a meeting with several of my lady friends.  If I hadn’t told them that this was made with chickpeas, they would have never known that this was healthy dessert.  20170314_130720-1

Enjoy!!!!

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