Pre-heat the oven to 350º. Line a square baking dish of 8 x 8 inches with parchment paper.
In a food processor, add the chickpeas, maple syrup, almond butter, apple sauce and vanilla extract. Process until very smooth.
Then, add the flour and baking soda and pulse a few times until mostly combined.
Carefully remove the blades on the food processor and add the chocolate chips to the container. Use a spatula to combine them.
Transfer the batter to the prepared dish and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
You can eat them right after baked, but they will be softer. Let them sit for 20-30 minutes so they can set and then, cut them in squares. Keep in an air-tight container at room temperature for a day or two, but then transfer in the fridge for a few days. Can also be frozen.