Chickpeas replace flour in this recipe, adding protein and fiber for greater staying power and muscle-building potential. Peanut butter adds a hearty dose of niacin, which is essential to power hundreds of metabolic reactions, including energy production.
- Soak dates in water 20 minutes. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and preheat oven to 350°F.
- Add dates (and water), egg, maple syrup, chickpeas, peanut butter, vanilla, allspice, baking powder, baking soda and salt to a blender or food processor container and blend until nearly smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop into prepared pan and spread out with a spatula. Sprinkle with coconut.
- Bake 25 minutes, or until edges begin to brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool to room temperature, then slice into squares. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.
- Serving Size 1 bar
- Calories 237
- Carbohydrate Content 28 g
- Fat Content 14 g
- Fiber Content 4 g
- Protein Content 6 g
- Sodium Content 160 mg
- Sugar Content 18 g