Chickpea (Run)Blondie Bars
1 16oz can chickpeas (garbonzo beans) drained & rinsed
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.
Go enjoy some dessert ya'll!