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Bean Missing Those Cookie Bars

Bean Missing Those Cookie Bars Adapted from Deep Dish Cookie Pie by Chocolate Covered Katie

eamccleskey
A Whole Food Plant-Based, Bean-Based Treat
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6

Equipment

  • High-speed blender or food processor
  • 8X8 baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup dried rolled oats. Old-Fashioned or Quick Cook. Not steel cut
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dates cut open with pits removed ALTERNATIVE # 1. Use ½ cup brown sugar and ELIMINATE maple syrup listed below. Alternative #2 Use 1/4 cup maple syrup and ¼ cup brown sugar.
  • 2 Tablespoon Applesauce
  • 1.5 Tablespoon vegan margarine ALTERNATIVE to avoid fat add 1.5 tablespoons of applesauce in addition to the 2 tablespoons of applesauce listed above
  • 1 teaspoon vanillia
  • 1 can chickpeas or white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup ALTERNATIVE ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 350oF
  • Using a high-speed blender or food processor, grind the oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a flour consistency.
  • Add to this the dates and grind to a fine consistency. 
  • Add all other ingredients except the chips and the nuts and blend to a cookie dough consistency, utilizing a tamper if using a high-speed blenderor with frequent scraping if using a food processor.
  • Hand stir in the chips and nuts. 
  • Pour into a greased 8x8 pan. 
  • Cook at 350o F for 15-20 minutes. Bars are done when a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!
Keyword cookie bars, food, gluten free, healthy, bean-based