Pink Swirl Brownie Bars

Pink Swirl Brownie Bars


Perfect Valentines' Dessert: Pink Swirl Brownie Bars


3⁄4 cups Chickpeas
1 1⁄2 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
1 1⁄2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Coconut Sugar
7 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
3 Eggs
2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1⁄2 cup Dark Chocolate chips
8 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1⁄2 cup Strawberry Greek Yogurt
1⁄4 cup Sugar
1 Egg
4 drops Pink Gel Dye (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 x 9 pan. 
  2. Combine the chickpeas and almond milk in a large mixing cup. Use an immersion stick blender to puree the chickpeas until smooth. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add chickpea/almond milk puree, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and eggs. Stir thoroughly.  Then, in a separate bowl, mix dry brownie ingredients: flour, baking powder, and baking soda.  Combine with the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips, then set the brownie batter aside. 
  4. Prepare the cream cheese batter by combining cream cheese, greek yogurt, vanilla, sugar, egg, and pink gel (optional). Use a hand mixer to beat until smooth. 
  5. Spoon 2/3rds of the brownie batter in the 13 x 9 pan.  Then, spoon all of the cream cheese batter on top of that.  Finally, spoon the final 1/3 brownie batter in clumps, leaving a lot of the cream cheese batter showing through. Then, take a knife and run it through the batters to "swirl" the brownie batter and the cream cheese batter. I ran the knife left to right, then, up and down, then repeated one more time. 
  6. Bake for 55 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. 

Yields 24 Servings