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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Bars


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These completely plant-based, vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Bars are filled with a whole can of chickpeas! Low in added sugars and oils, and rich in whole plant food ingredients, these healthy bars offer a naturally delicious taste.


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Ingredients

Garnish (optional):

  • Chopped peanuts
  • Dark chocolate chips or chunks

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Drain chickpeas, reserving liquid. Place reserved chickpea liquid (aquafaba) in a kitchen mixer bowl (or use an electric mixer) and whip until thick and foamy. Set aside.
  3. Place chickpeas, peanut butter, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla in the container of a food processor. Process until smooth—about 3 minutes.
  4. Remove chickpea mixture from food processor and add to bowl with whipped chickpea liquid. Add flour and baking powder. Gently fold into the whipped chickpea liquid with a rubber spatula (so as not to break the emulsion) until smooth. Do not overmix. Fold in peanuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Spray a 9 X 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and bake in the center of the oven for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown and firm.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for about 15 minutes. Do not slice while warm, as the bars will crumble. When cool, slice into 16 bars.

Notes

To learn more about making aquafaba, visit my blog here. This recipe makes very moist, dense bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute gluten-free flour blend for the whole wheat flour.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 122 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Keywords: vegan chickpea bars, vegan dessert, easy vegan dessert