White Chocolate Coconut Chickpea Blondies

These flourless White Chocolate Coconut Chickpea Blondies are a healthier way to get your sweet fix! 

White Chocolate Coconut Chickpea Blondies- Emma's Little Kitchen

Hey guys! Happy Friday! Today is a very special day for me… its Kirk and I’s five year anniversary! That’s right, FIVE YEARS! It has flown by.

White Chocolate Coconut Chickpea Blondies- Emma's Little Kitchen

We have moved three times, lived in three cities and two different states. We have travelled to Florida, New York, California, Tennessee, Alabama and Texas. We had a run in with a black bear in Yosemite, and hiked along the Appalachian Trail. We slurped cocktails in Aruba, and rang in the New Year in Edinburgh. We cycled through North Michigan and clambered up giant sand dunes to watch the sunset with Dexter.

White Chocolate Coconut Chickpea Blondies- Emma's Little Kitchen

We have spent many a wine-soaked evening with friends, and there was that one time with flaming Sambuca shots… We witnessed our friends and family fall in love, get married and make babies. In December we joined the club and had one of our own, and now we share in the simultaneous joy and terror of parenthood. We have supported each other in our passions and careers, even when it meant spending weeks apart from each other. In short, I think my guy is the bees knees, and the only one for me. I’m excited to see what adventures the next five years has for us!

White Chocolate Coconut Chickpea Blondies- Emma's Little Kitchen

So let’s celebrate! With cake! I have these gorgeous White Chocolate & Coconut Chickpea Blondies on the menu for you today. I have been pretty obsessed with chickpea blondies since I first spotted them on Ambitious Kitchen. They are flourless, free of refined sugar (minus the chocolate chips…!) and so easy to make. This White Chocolate and Coconut version stay fairly true to Monique’s original recipe, the main difference is that I added an egg for a more “cakey” texture, and of course the white chocolate and coconut for a festive twist. The egg could be easily omitted to “reveganize” the blondies, if that’s your jam. They make for a fab snack, and an equally fab dessert. In short, also the bees knees.

White Chocolate Coconut Chickpea Blondies- Emma's Little Kitchen

Enjoy!

White Chocolate Coconut Chickpea Blondies
 
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Serves: 16 mini blondies
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C
  2. Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish, and set aside
  3. In a small dry frying pan, toast the coconut over a medium heat until fragrant, set aside.
  4. Put all of the ingredients, minus the coconut and white chocolate, into a food processor. Process until a smooth batter forms
  5. Fold in the chocolate and coconut
  6. Pour the batter into the baking dish, and smooth with a spatula
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, they may still look a little underdone in the center but remove anyway, they will set out of the oven!
  8. Allow to cool in the baking dish.
  9. Cut into squares, I cut mine into 16 "mini" blondies

Notes

Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen.

These can easily be made vegan by omitting the egg and using maple syrup and vegan chocolate chips.

6 comments

  1. Joanne says:

    Aww happy anniversary! Here’s to about a gazillion more. 😛 And ooooo these blondies look so good! Would never have guessed that they use chickpeas as a base!

  2. cookiesnchem says:

    This was the first recipe of yours that I found, and I have been in love with your blog ever since. 🙂 Aren’t chickpea blondies delicious?! I love them with pecans and chocolate chips. No one ever knows that they have chickpeas in them, and I love how I feel less guilty having one! Okay, I meant six.

      • cookiesnchem says:

        The awesome thing about chickpea blondies is that they are so versatile and “substitute-able” if you know what I mean! From the type of nut butter you use, to maple/honey/agave, you can really customize the blondies to your taste (or what’s in your pantry!) 🙂

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