These Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies have amazing crispy edges, a soft, chewy center and tons of dark, melted chocolate chunks! You’ll go crazy for these paleo, gluten-free and refined sugar free blondies.
***2017 UPDATE!!!*** Since I first posted these on March 1st, 2015, they’ve been SO loved by so many of you. They’re incredibly gooey, rich, and delicious, and they come together so quickly and easily you won’t believe it. The original post photos were lackluster for how deliciously amazing these are, so I’m giving them a new 2017 update.
I’m keeping the original 2015 post written below though – for nostalgia’s sake, and all that. Throwback to my good old days living with all my best friends in college! ❤️ Hope you enjoy the new photos and delicious recipe!
I started doing something new in my house a few weeks ago. I grabbed one of my old notebooks, placed it next to the cake plate in the kitchen that holds whatever baked goods are around, and I listed sections for each of the baked goods that I had around at the moment. Then I told my housemates to go write their comments.
Even I can get bored of describing new recipes, because there’s only so many ways to describe a cookie or a cake. So now, I can bring you comments, straight from the voices of my housemates and the other various college-aged individuals who pass through my house and try the baked goods to come out of my kitchen. So far, results are good.
When I made these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies, I purposely left out any mention of the Paleo-friendly, gluten and sugar free, healthy aspect of these bars. I just wrote chocolate chip blondies and waited to see if anyone noticed. The first comment:
“HOLY CRAP THESE ARE GREAT”
With a heart next to it. I had mentioned to someone when I was making them though that they were healthy, so the next comment was, “I don’t believe that these are healthy…” which got an arrow pointing to it accompanied by a, “what she said.”
So, I would say they went over well. Now that you know these blondies are totally delicious and college-student approved, let’s talk about what’s in them.
To keep them super fudgy and chewy, I used a hearty dose of almond butter. You can’t even taste it, but it does so much for the texture – it adds so much richness, and makes the blondies totally melt in your mouth. They’re sweetened by coconut sugar which lends to their darker color and caramelly flavor, and gives them the most incredible crispy edges.
I used almond flour to keep these paleo and gluten free, and I love the nutty flavor it adds to these blondies. And of course, can’t forget about the chocolate! I chopped up 4 ounces of dark chocolate, but if you’re strict Paleo, try making your own Paleo chocolate chunks to use.
These Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies got devoured incredibly quickly, and no one even realized they were made without any refined sugars or flours.
If you’re just venturing into the world of healthier baking or want to try it out, this is the recipe for you! These bad boys taste deceptively like cookie dough and you won’t be able to resist going back for more. Thankfully, you can do that relatively guilt free :) enjoy!
Want more paleo chocolate chip treats?! Check out these faves –>
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Grain-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Remember to #bakerita if you try the recipe!
Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8” square baking pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together the almond butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined. Stir in the almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
- Spread evenly in prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Cool completely, and then cut into 16 squares.
To keep these strict paleo, make your own Paleo dark chocolate.