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Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

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These tasty bars don't use any flour.



  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup reduced fat peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips plus 2 tablespoons
  • Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 F and spray 8- by 8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a food processor, add all ingredients except chocolate chips and process until the batter is smooth. Fold in ⅓ cup of chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and edges are slightly brown. The batter may look slightly underdone. Cool pan for 20 minutes on wire rack. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt (if desired), then cut into squares. Store covered in the fridge for up to three to five days.

Dietary and Nutrition


Pulses are a type of legume (seeds that grow within pods). Pulses include chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), lentils and dry peas. Pulses provide protein, dietary fiber, and many vitamins and minerals. Pulses contain no gluten; therefore, people with celiac disease can use chickpeas, lentils or peas as an ingredient in recipes.

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Pulses: The Perfect Food, Healthy to Eat, Healthy to Grow; Peas-Lentils-Chickpeas (FN1508, Reviewed Oct. 2022)

Pulses, which include chickpeas/garbanzo beans, dry peas and lentils, are increasingly being recognized for their role in promoting good health.

On the Pulse of Healthful Eating Using More Pulse Foods In Your Diet (FN1714, Reviewed March 2024)

Pulses are a type of legume characterized by seeds that grow in pods. These ancient crops have been used in worldwide cuisine for thousands of years. Pulses include chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), lentils and dry peas.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.