Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chickpea (Run)Blondie Bars

The chickpea brownie recipe was inspiration for these white chocolate & raspberry blondie bars. The variations you can make with the chickpea base are really quite endless.



Chickpea (Run)Blondie Bars

Ingredients:
1 16oz can chickpeas (garbonzo beans) drained & rinsed
4 eggs
3/4 c packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 c white chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
8 oz frozen raspberries
granola for topping

Heat the berries and a sprinkle of the brown sugar in a sauce pan over low heat.

Crush the berries with a spoon and set pan aside


Melt the chocolate in a double-boiler (or in the microwave).

Once melted, remove pan from the heat and set aside.

Add chickpeas, eggs, vanilla to the food processor and give it a whirl.


Add in the remaining brown sugar, baking soda, and melted chocolate. Whirl some more.


Pour ino an 9"x9" pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.


Use a butter knife to swirl in the raspberries.


Top with granola (Bear Naked "Fit" Triple Berry Crunch granola pictured here).


Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes (or until a tothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean).


Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars and serving

The Chickpea (Run)Blondie Bar captured in its natural habitat





Why use chickpeas you ask? Check out that fiber content. Plus fewer calories and a lower glycemic index.

(source www.nutrientfacts.com)

Go enjoy some dessert ya'll!

6 comments:

  1. Those look so good! I tried the brownies and they were really good. I can't wait to try the raspberry ones.

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  2. I thought they were a little too sweet when they first came out of the oven, but after they cool they taste good. Fooled the hubs again :)

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  3. Wow! Those look awesome! Must try them!!

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  6. Those look so good! I tried the brownies and they were really good. I can't wait to try the raspberry ones.

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