I’m not really sure if this is any better for you than any other blondie you’ve made before, unless it came out of a box…. that stuff should never be consumed….. or at least not unless you’ve had a few drinks!

I found a recipe online for a blondie (made with chickpeas, honey and peanut butter) that claimed to be only 193 calories per slice (they were small slices) but when I added up the ingredients it just doesn’t work. On a good day that recipe was pushing 400 plus calories. But it was on the internet so must be true….. yeah sure!

I started making it and decided to change things up a little. As such I’ve reduced the calorie (the real amount) and sugar content and my 4 year old still made short work of it!


1 can of chickpeas (rinsed)

1/2 cup of peanut butter

1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1 TBS almond milk

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Grease a 8 or 9 inch baking pan
  3. Put all ingredients minus the salt and chocolate chips in a food processor and blend until smooth
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips by hand
  5. Pour mixture into pan and sprinkle with coarse salt
  6. Bake in oven for 30 – 35 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when it starts to pull away from the sides. It’ll probably still feel soft.
  7. Let rest for 15 plus minutes before cutting and eating.
  8. Store in the fridge and can be reheated in the microwave for 10-15 seconds late at night!

So mine comes out under 300 calories (HONESTLY) and if I do say so is delicious….. And it’s really not that hard to make.

I dare you to make it for your friends and not tell them it’s got chickpeas in it until after they’re on their second piece!

300 calories based on the ingredients I used and the slice being cut into 9 slices.

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