Surprisingly easy, super tasty and pretty healthy! I wasn't sure how well these would go over with my kids but we ended up finishing the whole batch in one day. (Yes, I know moderation is key but these were so good!)
- Cooking Spray
- 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
- 1/2 cup all natural almond butter (we used almond) or peanut butter (Tahini sauce could be used too but add slightly less if it is very runny)
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (you can also use honey or brown sugar)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips plus 2 tablespoons (dark chocolate has less sugar)
AFTER ITS COOKED
- sea salt or fresh ground salt, for sprinkling on top (this is actually key to get a great spark of flavor)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray an 8x8 inch pan with cooking spray.
- In a food processor, add all ingredients except chocolate chips and process until batter is smooth. Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.
- Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on top. Hint: Spray your spatula with cooking spray first, if you'd like, as the batter is sticky. Otherwise this is a perfectly fine batter to lick off raw!)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and edges are a tiny bit brown. The batter may look underdone, but you don't want them to dry out!
- Cool pan for 20 minutes on wire rack. Sprinkle with sea salt then cut into squares.