These healthy Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars are the best gluten free, dairy free, paleo dessert that are so easy to make. Crispy edges, gooey and buttery inside, topped off with dark chocolate chunks and flaky sea salt, these chocolate blondies are just irresistible!
What is the difference between Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars and Blondies?
This is a question that has been on my mind for the longest time. Seriously though, you guys. What is the difference between a cookie bar and a blondie?
Therefore, I have Googled it a bunch of times but did not seem to figure out the difference. (If you know, do your girl a favor, comment below..).
To me, they are the exact same thing.
Chocolate Chip Cookie walks into a Bar.
A Chocolate Chip Cookie Blondie bar.
However, regardless it is a chocolate chip blondie or cookie bar, it is delicious!
A little crispy on the outside, a bit gooey on the inside.
Why do I love Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies
So Easy to Make
I have a confession – I can never get a cookie recipe turn out to be the way I want it to be. Although I can handle a roll of pre-made cookie dough.
However, when I make Chocolate Chip Cookies into a blondie or cookie bar form, they turn out amazing.
There is no rolling involved.
All you need is to throw all the ingredients into a bowl. Bake. Enjoy!
Texture is Magical
A little crispy on the edges, these cookie bars are still chewy and moist on the inside. The melty chocolate and sea salt combination are just the most perfect duo.
Moreover, these chocolate blondies are soft and have a buttery flaky texture. When you sink your teeth in it, the crispy outside, melty and gooey inside, chocolatey and salty flavor.
Say no more.
Chocolate and Sea Salt Walk into a Blondie Bar
The best combination.
Healthy Version Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
What’s even better: these healthy chocolate chip blondies so healthy and good for you.
They are gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free.
Therefore, these chocolate chip blondies Definitely make the most perfect guilt-free healthy dessert.
What Makes these Chocolate Chip Blondies Healthy
Gluten and grain free:
Almond flour instead of gluten free or plain flour.
Coconut oil instead of butter.
Refined sugar free:
That’s it! Just a few simple tweaks. there you get chocolate chip blondies that are both healthy and delicious.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
First of all, in a mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients:
- Amond butter
- Maple syrup
- Coconut oil
- Nut milk (optional)
Secondly, add all the dry ingredients:
- Almond flour
- Arrowroot flour
- Pinch of sea salt
- Baking soda
Whisk until well combined.
Third, fold in 1 cup chopped dark chocolate bars or dark chocolate chips (I used 72% cocoa solids).
Then, grease an 8×8 baking pan or line it with parchment paper. Pour the chocolate chip blondie mixture in.
Lastly, add some extra chocolate chip on top. And Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
Additionally, for an ultra gooey texture , you can under-bake. You can even serve is half baked cookie dough with ice cream.
Last but not least, ready to scroll down for the full recipe and direction? You are going to love these healthy and delicious chocolate chip blondie bars. Either to make them for the whole family, or bring them to a holiday party. These cookie bars will definitely please a crowd.
Ooo also I look forward to seeing your creations! You can use “Tried it” on Pinterest or share on Instagram by tagging #shuangyseats
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- 1 cup almond Butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 tbsp nut milk
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tbsp arrowroot flour (acting as starch)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips (divided)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 F
- In a mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients: almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, nut milk.
- Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl - almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, 1/2 tsp sea salt. Whisk until well combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts (if using any)
- Grease an 8x8 baking pan or line it with parchment paper. Pour the chocolate chip blondie mixture in. Add some extra chocolate chip and sea salt on top.
- Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
- Arrowroot flour is a paleo starch that make the blondies chewier. If you choose to you use, add 1 -2 tbsp of nut milk or water. Otherwise arrowroot flour will thicken the blondie texture too much.
- Try under-bake for a couple minutes for that extra gooey factor!
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