Who doesn’t love dessert? Even better, who doesn’t love a dessert that won’t add five pounds to your hips? I found this blog through a friend on Facebook, and I am so grateful for it. The blogger, Katie, takes decadent desserts, breakfast breads, drinks and many other delicious treats and makes them healthy!
I wasn’t sure this was possible, but so far so good. I’m hooked, and if you make her blondie bars, I’m sure you will be too. The ingredients are so basic, and I still can’t believe these bars are actually made with chickpeas! Yes, you read that right, chickpeas!
These bars are only 74 CALORIES! They have NO eggs, flour, butter or white sugar. They are completely vegan and I can’t stop eating them.
Note– I didn’t have flax, so I used oats instead (same amount as flax). I also added an additional 1/8 cup of oats so that the mix wasn’t too wet. On Katie’s blog (in the comment section and under the nutritional info tab) she fills you in on some other possible substitutions. Last time I made these with my roommate we added some chopped hazelnuts. With the oats and nuts, the bars are closer to 100 calories a piece, but I think that still makes them a fabulous dessert choice. I honestly feel like I’m eating a chocolate chip cookie bar, without the guilt.
I’m thinking in the future I might try adding pecans, and I might even try Nutella instead of peanut butter. You know how I feel about Nutella; it makes everything better.
That’s all I got for today. I can’t wait to make more desserts from Katie’s website, and I hope you love it as much as I do. My sweet tooth and hips are finally going to be on the same page :)