These chocolate chip dessert bars are made with chickpeas and almond butter, so say hello to protein! The edges have the perfect "crispiness" to them while the inside is like a soft, gooey cookie. These are great for snacking, but they're best after they've cooled down a bit, but the chocolate chips are still melty. For a dessert that's indulgent, but still pretty healthy, try your bar with a banana ice cream and a dollop of whipped coconut cream!

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Cooking Time




  • 1 14-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup of almond butter
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of vegan chocolate chips or shaved dark chocolate


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a loaf pan with coconut oil. Set that aside while the oven preheats and while you make the dough.
  2. Into your food processor add the chickpeas, almond butter, syrup, extract, salt, baking soda, and powder. Pulse several times, until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add some chocolate chips into the mixture, reserving some to top the final product before baking and pulse a few times.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and then sprinkle the top with the remaining chocolate chips. You can add more or less, as you prefer.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the edges are golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. It may require more time depending on your oven temperature. Remove and let cool at least 20 minutes to set up.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1879 | Total Carbs: 224 g | Total Fat: 98 g | Total Protein: 54 g | Total Sodium: 2320 g | Total Sugar: 108 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.