Chocolate Chip Bars



Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 can (15 oz.) garbanzo beans (drained, salt free)
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 cup raw sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips
    Optional Add-ins
  • 1⁄4 cup dried coconut flakes
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1⁄4 cup dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon
 

Nutrition

  • Amount: 1/16 of dish
  • Calories: 80
  • Fat (g): 3
  • Sat. Fat (g): 2
  • Carb (g): 11
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 2
  • Vegan

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Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor and process until smooth. Melt the oil coconut oil until liquid before adding.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • Transfer batter into a lightly greased 8 x 8 inch pan.
  • Bake for 18 minutes.
  • Cool, then cut into 16 squares.


Cooking Tip

Have a cookie bar as part of a post-endurance workout snack to replenish muscle energy stores, or enjoy as a guilt-free after-meal dessert. Mix add-ins into batter to enhance flavor.


Performance Fact

Garbanzo beans in this recipe are rich in vitamins and minerals. They also contain iron to aid in oxygen delivery throughout the body, and folate, a B vitamin used for DNA synthesis. Half a cup of garbanzo beans provides 6 grams of dietary fiber, which helps to prolong satiety and provide sustained energy. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants called flavonoids that decrease blood pressure and combat the oxidative stress resulting from prolonged exercise.