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Chewy Garbanzo Spice Bars

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 24 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups 320g / 11ozCooked garbanzo beans (chick peas) - mashed
5 1/2 cups 880g / 31ozBrown sugar - (packed)
2   Eggs
3/4 cup 177mlApplesauce
5 1/2 cups 1303mlWarm mashed potatoes
2 teaspoons 10mlVanilla
5 1/2 cups 343g / 12ozRolled oats
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozAll-purpose flour
2 teaspoons 10mlGround cinnamon
2 teaspoons 10mlBaking powder
1 teaspoon 5mlBaking soda
3/4 cup 177mlSunflower kernels (raw or roasted)

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9- by 13-inch cake pan with cooking spray; set aside. Combine mashed garbanzo beans, brown sugar, eggs, applesauce, potatoes and vanilla; mix until well blended.

Combine oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Add to garbanzo mixture; mix well. Stir in sunflower kernels. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until no imprint remains when touched lightly. Cut into 24 pieces.

Yields 24 servings.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 10-26-1998 - From Vegetable Desserts: Beyond Carrot Cake and Pumpkin Pie by Elisabeth Schafer and Jeannette L. Miller (Chronimed, $16.95.)


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