I actually made a vegan recipe. I usually scoff at the idea of vegan food because butter and cheese are two of my main food groups. However, I was looking for a dessert to bring to dinner at a couple’s house who started experimenting recently with vegan foods and this actually looked pretty good. As a bonus, since it didn’t have any butter or eggs in it I could convince myself that it was OK to eat a lot more of it.
And look who was there to help!
3c cooked chickepeas
1/4 c ground flax seed
1T baking powder
3/4t baking soda
1 t vanilla extract
1/4c sunflower oil
1/4c peanut butter
1/4c maple syrup
1/4c soy milk
1c chocolate chips
2-3 medium-large pears, peeled and diced
Preheat oven to 350° and oil a 8×12″ baking dish. Place everything except for chocolate and pears into a blender and blend until smooth.
Add the chips and pear and mix well. Pour into baking dish and bake for 4o minutes.
**I ended up baking it for a lot longer because it never really seemed to set. But eventually, I just gave up and just accepted that it was going to fall apart (even after cooling a couple of hours). However, the next day it did finally set up to where it could be handled as a bar even though it was still very soft.