Sunday, July 01, 2012

Chocolate Chip Blondies

I've made this recipe a couple times now, and it always disappears in less than a day. I couldn't quite believe the claims: basically a chocolate chip cookie bar that tasted delicious and was actually made with chickpeas, instead of flour?

It's true. And I love the idea that the chickpeas must be better for you than plain old white flour. And there are no eggs or milk, so this must also be vegan. Don't worry about what's in it - just make it for people and fool them. Make it for your kid and feel virtuous.

Chocolate-Chip Blondies

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup ground flaxseed or ground oats
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 pan. In a food processor, mix all ingredients except chocolate chips until smooth. Stir in chips. Put dough in pan, spreading out to edges until top is very smooth. Bake 30 minutes, refraining from leaving them in longer even if they look undercooked. Cut into squares. Eat. Repeat.