Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sweet Valentines Treats (vegan & flourless)

These are a great (and for the most part healthy) treat to enjoy with your loved one this valentine day or any other day! ;) They are very tasty, easy to make and you would never know there are chickpeas in them!  :)

Here is what you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can, drained and rinsed)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • heaping 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter 
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (Ghirardelli semi-sweet are vegan!)

What you'll do:
  • Preheat oven 350F. 
  • Blend all ingredients, except chips. 
  • Mix chips in and place on a greased 8x8 pan.
  • Bake for about 40min or until toothpick comes out clean!
Original recipe found here!

I used a heart shape cookie cutter once they were already baked! These are so good you can't stop eating them. What I like most about this recipe is that it tastes very light, so you don't feel that heaviness after eating a sweet treat, but the down side is that you end up eating a lot more of it as consequence!

These were my sweet valentine treats to my lovely husband! 

And these were my husband's sweet valentine gifts to me! :) I think flowers and chocolate will NEVER get old to me. I totally love receiving flowers or any thoughtful gift from my husband! He actually surprised me a few days before valentines with these, which were completely unexpected, since he's not "naturally" the flower/chocolate-giving type of guy! Totally loved it :)

 Happy Valentines everyone!!!


  1. I was thinking how can it be done without flour. So there you go, you used baking powder. This one sounds healthy.

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  2. I was wondering the same thing when I first saw this recipe! The chickpeas are the base for it. It's totally healthy if it wasn't for the sugar in it! My biggest addiction I need to constantly monitor...hehe.