In an effort to add in healthy foods, but still allow treats (probably more for mommy than the kiddos ;) ) I altered this recipe and came up Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies.
1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can, drained and rinsed)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup oats or 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (can omit if you are GF)
1/4 cup ground flax (optional)
1/4 cup peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice- can omit)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Using a food processor, add ingredients in order listed above and blend after each addition. Make sure you whiz it enough to get all the chunks of chickpeas ground- it's one thing to eat chunky hummus, but chunky hummus blondies? ew.
After the ingredients are all well blended, pour into greased 9x9 pan. Bake at 350 for about 40 min. The top of the bars begin to crackle a bit once they are finished, plus the edges are brown. Enjoy!