Chickpea-peanut butter protein bars

Chickpea-peanut butter protein bars


  • 1 pan (about 8 bars)
  • 1 can (about 15 oz/425g of chickpeas, already cooked)
  • ½ cup of peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ cup of honey/maple syrup or 1/3 cup of molasses
  • optional add-ins or toppings: nuts, seeds, dates, raisins, chocolate chips, coconut shavings, slices of apple


Preheat the oven to 325°F or 170°C. Rinse and drain the cooked chickpeas and mash them well with a fork (or in a food processor). Mix them together with all other ingredients. Press the mixture into a sprayed/oiled/non-stick an 8 x 8 in or 20 x 20cm baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

— By Franklynn, Yale University and University College London