Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chickpea Blondies


Chickpea blondies? Hear us out! Not only do these legume-based treats have a delightful fudgy texture, they have twice as much fiber and three times as much protein as a blondie made with flour.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chickpea Blondies
Photo: Photography / Nico Schinco, Food Styling / Frances Boswell, Prop Stylist / Paige Hicks
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas

  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar

  • ½ cup smooth natural peanut butter

  • ¼ cup chickpea flour

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • cup chocolate chips

  • cup chopped salted peanuts

  • 1 teaspoon flaky salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with parchment paper, letting some overhang the sides.

  2. Reserve 2 tablespoons liquid (aquafaba) from the chickpea can. Rinse chickpeas and pat dry. Combine the chickpeas and aquafaba in a food processor along with brown sugar, peanut butter, chickpea flour, vanilla and baking powder. Process until smooth. Add chocolate chips and peanuts; pulse a couple of times to mix. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle with salt.

  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs attached and the top is firm and starting to brown at the edges, about 40 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then use the parchment as handles to transfer the blondies to a cutting board. Cut into 12 pieces.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 17g
Added Sugars 16g 32%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 1IU 0%
Folate 35mcg 9%
Sodium 277mg 12%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 26mg 6%
Potassium 127mg 3%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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