Try these chocolate chip bars with a surprise ingredient to get your kids to indulge in good-for-you food that tastes great.


  • 1 1/2 Cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup ground whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 Cup butter, softened (or other fat source, such as peanut butter or almond butter)
  • 1/3 Cup chocolate, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place all ingredients except for chocolate chips in a mixer and blend until very smooth.

Step 2

Mix in chips gently by hand.

Step 3

Place dough into a greased 8×8 pan.

Step 4

Bake for 35 minutes and remove from oven.

Step 5

Let cool, cut, and enjoy.


They will look a bit undercooked when you take them out of the oven, as they will firm up when they cool down.