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Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chips Chickpea Blondies

Today, I’m flexing this Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies to all of you. Who could have thought that these beauties are made of chickpeas? Yes, definitely true! This sweet treat is secretly healthy – made with the humble chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup and chocolate chips!

My kids can’t tell that there are chickpeas in these blondies… Ssssh! It’s our ultimate secret! They said they taste like peanut butter chocolate chip cookie! I’ve seen this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen in 2018 and adopted it. You should try it too!


Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chips Chickpea Blondies Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup all natural peanut butter (or almond butter)

1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar (you can also use honey)

2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup vegan (or regular) chocolate chips plus 2 tablespoons for topping

Coarse sea salt or Himalayan salt, for sprinkling

How to Make Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chips Chickpea Blondies?

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees F, and spray 8×8 inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a food processor, add all ingredients except the chocolate chips and process until batter is smooth.

3. Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips. Spray spatula with nonstick cooking spray. This batter is thick and and sticky.

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on your oven), or until toothpick comes out clean. Don’t overcook or it will dry out.

5. Cool pan for 20 minutes on wire rack. Sprinkle with Himalayan or sea salt then cut into squares. This recipe makes 16 blondies. Cover and store in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.

Serve and enjoy these Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chips Chickpea Blondies with family and friends!

NOTES:

  • You could skip the baking and eat the dough – it’s Vegan!
  • It’s secretly healthy – no one will know they’re made of chickpeas.
  • It’s flourless – no need to add carbs into these beauties. 
  • No flour means it’s Gluten-Free!
  • You can use other nut butter.

Did you make this Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies? Please leave us a comment below.


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Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice

This Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice recipe is a Kiwi Classic. It’s so easy that my daughter (10) made it independently. It’s a perfect treat for those lovely kids who worked so hard on their home learning, and for the awesome parents out there who keep sane during the lockdown. You’re not alone!

Weetbix is a Kiwi choice for a breakfast cereal as a part of a healthy balanced diet. It’s a great source of healthy wholegrains and is low in sugar. It provides vitamins and minerals for a great start of your busy day! And this slice recipe incorporates the healthy wholegrain cereal, Weetbix.

Klarion joined the Weetbix Baking Photo Contest on Facebook and posted a grid of photos of her baking this yummy goodies. We were so surprised that she won the contest. She was given $100 prezzy card that can be used in 1M stores online. This was an incredible news for us! She was over the moon to have won the contest. Congratulations Klarion! More power to Weetbix!


Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

FOR BASE:  

185 grams butter

1 cup white sugar

2 tablespoon cocoa powder

3 Weetbix, crushed

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup desiccated coconut

1 teaspoon baking powder  

FOR ICING:  

2 cups icing sugar

3 tablespoon cocoa powder

50 grams butter, softened

2-3 tablespoons boiling water

How to Make Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice?

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.  

2. In a large saucepan, melt butter, sugar and cocoa over low heat.  

3. Take the saucepan off the heat, then add crushed Weetbix, flour, desiccated coconut and baking powder. Mix together.  

4. Pour the mixture into a lined tray and press down firmly. Bake for 20 mins.  

5. MAKE ICING: In a large bowl, mix icing sugar, cocoa powder and butter together. Add 1 tablespoon boiling water, or as needed to loosen mixture. Whisk out any lumps.  

6. Ice the slice while it is still warm, then cut up once cooled or when icing has set.  

Serve and enjoy this Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice with your family and friends!

NOTES:

  • The combination of Weetbix and desiccated coconut gives its great texture.
  • Alternatively, you can use cornflakes if you don’t have Weetbix on hand.
  • Make sure to firmly press the mixture on the tray to prevent breakage.
  • Add more boiling water as needed on your icing mixture.
  • Whisk any lumps on your icing mixture.
  • This Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice is perfect with a glass of milk.

Did you make this Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice? Please leave us a comment below.


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Cookie Caramel Slice

I always buy coffee in a cafe just across school, but I really haven’t tried much of their baked goodies. This cookie caramel slice caught my eye and I thought if I buy it today and have a taste, it would give me an idea how it tastes like and in the near future, I could make my own at home. 
Yes, the name says it all, Cookie Caramel Slice; it’s a cookie and there’s a caramel in it, and obviously it’s a slice haha! So yup, there’s no confusion in there, whatsoever. It’s yummy, although it’s getting a little bit too sweet if you eat half of it already. 
A little bit size would be perfect instead of having a big slice of it. But believe me, this cookie caramel slice is a winner.