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Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Vegan Chickpea Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies are the perfect mixture of sweet and salty baked into a fudgy cookie dough like bar bursting with dark chocolate chunks.  Free of refined flour or sugar!
Course Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine Gluten Free, Healthy, Vegan
Keyword dark chocolate blondies, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 blondies
Calories 135kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Line a 8x 8 pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • Add your dark chocolate to a food processor and pulse until broken up to desired texture.  (I left them in pretty big chunks because I wanted big chunks of chocolate.)
  • Remove dark chocolate from the food processor and set them aside.  Combine chickpeas, dates, vanilla, salt, baking powder, baking soda and coconut oil in the food processor.  Process them until you get a creamy smooth batter.  
  • Add in chocolate and pulse until well combined (alternatively you can mix by hand.) 
  • Pour batter into 8 x 8 dish and spread the batter evenly across the pan.  (Use a rubber spatula sprayed with cooking oil to keep it from sticking.)
  •  Sprinkle the top with large sea salt crystals (I used Himalayan sea salt grinder.)
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the edges are darkened and you insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.  It will look undercooked, it's okay!
  • Let cool on cooling rack for 20 minutes before cutting into bars and enjoying!  

Notes

Will keep in the fridge 2-3 days, freezer up to 3 months.  

Nutrition

Serving: 1/12 of recipe | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 3g