Chocolatey Nut Butter Blondies

December 1, 2016
Chocolatey Nut Butter Blondies - A healthier take on everyone's favorite, these have all of your favorite flavors: chocolate, nut butter, and flaky sea salt

Chunks of dark chocolate, lots of nut butter

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an overflowing tablespoon of vanilla extract

For my grandson Sam, who's learned to walk.  For my neighbor, accompanied by a hot cup of apple cider on a rainy afternoon.  For the woman at the vet who lets me stop and put Harry on the scale (63.8 pounds at 5 1/2 months!)  Oh my.  For my husband, because there's nothing better than feeding someone you love

 Natural sugar and toasted pecans.  Flaky sea salt.

For me, as I drift off to sleep on the sofa while reading a book.  For a friend, at the end of a rough day; shared with no one.  For all of the students who stop to pet the puppies on our afternoon walks through campus.  “Bear with us we're practicing.  Sit.  Stay.  Let's have a few cookies.

Wonderful; now you can pet them.”  

Chocolatey Nut Butter Blondies - A healthier take on everyone's favorite, these have all of your favorite flavors: chocolate, nut butter, and flaky sea salt

Chunks of chocolate and nuts stirred in while the dough is still warm.  Crinkly on the top and marbley brownie-like on the inside.

For all of the women at the gym, who inspire me every day.  For baby Sam's mom, who's finishing her first semester of college.  For my brother and sister-in-law, who give the best group hugs, and make me smile a million times over.  For the little girl, I sat next to at Thanksgiving, whose marketable skills included reading, whistling, and riding her pink balance bike.

The texture ultra chewy.  An incredibly rich, satisfying flavor, and not overly sweet.

For the therapist who I started seeing again, “No, you're not the things they say you are.  Remind yourself, every day.”  For the stranger who smiled warmly as we passed on the street.  For the woman whispering next to me at yoga class, “Keep going, you can do it.”  For my personal trainer who's helping me become stronger

“Just one more set, you've got this”

Chocolatey Nut Butter Blondies - A healthier take on everyone's favorite, these have all of your favorite flavors: chocolate, nut butter, and flaky sea salt

Several versions of these blondies rest in the freezer, cubed and Ziplocked.  Up for grabs.  For the forgotten get-together with friends.  For date nights at home, with a movie and a glass of bubbly.  For weekend road trips.  For anyone who stops by on a moment's notice.

Enjoy!

xoxo

~ Adapted from My New Roots

Chocolatey Nut Butter Blondies

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup nut butter
  • ¾ cup natural sugar (Sugar in the Raw or Turbinado)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate (70% or higher, rough chopped)
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts, optional, I used pecans
  • a pinch flaky sea salt, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  • Add the nut butter and combine
  • Add natural sugar, fine grain sea salt, and baking soda. Combine. (Note: The dough will be very thick)
  • Add the nuts if using, along with a little over half of the chopped chocolate, and combine.
  • Press the dough into a parchment-lined 8×8" pan (or something equivalent)
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate pieces over the top and press each piece slightly into the dough. Sprinkle with a pinch of flaky sea salt and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the blondies are golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan completely before cutting
Serves: 12
Nutrition + Show
Rating:
Calories 257
Total Fat 17.2g
Saturated Fat 4.7g
Carbohydrates 21.6g
Fiber 2.2g
Sugars 17g
Protein 6.8g
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25 Comments

  • Reply Kristen Kavan January 16, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    5 stars
    yes to all of this! I LOVE anything and everything with nut butter. Man, my mouth is watering!

  • Reply Rachel January 16, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Oh my, these looks so delicious and gooey! I’ve never cooked with a any nut butter other than peanut butter. This is a must try. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Ryan January 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I’m drooling just looking at these! They look so delicious. I’m definitely pinning this recipe for later!

  • Reply Rachel January 16, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    This looks too good! Yum!!

  • Reply Lucy January 17, 2017 at 11:44 am

    5 stars
    These look amazing what a great combination, can’t wait to try these.

  • Reply Debbie Savage January 18, 2017 at 1:17 am

    I have died and gone to heaven! My taste buds need this!
    xo Debbie

  • Reply Jenny April 27, 2017 at 5:46 am

    I have never tried nut butter before but these look delicious.

  • Reply Tina April 27, 2017 at 7:41 am

    5 stars
    Alison you had me at chocolate and blondies. 🙂 I sure am enjoying visiting your blog everyday. I would not of found it if it wasn’t for joining the Awesome Bloggers group.

  • Reply Kitty Morris April 27, 2017 at 8:05 am

    I love how you describe this as you go along then put actual measurements at the end 🙂 you’ve made them sound absolutely lush!

  • Reply Kitty Morris April 27, 2017 at 8:06 am

    5 stars
    I love how you describe this as you go along then put actual measurements at the end 🙂 you’ve made them sound absolutely lush!

  • Reply Amber Myers April 27, 2017 at 8:11 am

    5 stars
    Thank you for making me drool all over the place. Seriously, these look so delicious. I need to make these but I already know they wouldn’t last long in this house.

  • Reply Marilyn April 27, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Another sinful treat! What about for office breaks? I could have these in the office. Yummies!

  • Reply Stephanie Jeannot April 27, 2017 at 8:35 am

    You got me at chunks of chocolate. I definitely could go for one of these delicious looking treats. Great recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply Melanie April 27, 2017 at 9:09 am

    If you just want to bring these over for lunch, that would be great! 🙂 In all seriousness, these look absolutely delicious! I may have to pick up the ingredients at the store and make them this weekend.

  • Reply Dee April 27, 2017 at 11:11 am

    These looks so good! I am going to have to try them out and see how my family likes them, I may have to substitute walnuts for the pecans.

  • Reply Betty April 27, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Yum!!! I am craving so much sweets these days and this recipe along with your pictures just have me drooling. I don’t particularly like nuts in my food but can always substitute with… more chocolate chunks!

  • Reply Sarah April 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    This is a beautifully written post, and these blondies look AMAZING!!

  • Reply Jenn April 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Blondies are actually one of my favorite desserts to get at the restaurant. Paired with some vanilla ice cream, this is pure perfection. I have never made blondies at home but it seems easy enough. I will try your recipe out soon for sure.

  • Reply Loren April 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    5 stars
    These seriously look absolutely amazing. I can totally see them paired with some ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate on top, maybe some whipped cream- YUMMMMMMMM!

  • Reply Jenni April 28, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Mmmm these look yummy. I will give these a go with my nanny kids

  • Reply Tiara Wilson April 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    5 stars
    These look absolutely delicious. I cannot wait to try these yummy desserts! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!

  • Reply Lindsey April 30, 2017 at 10:51 am

    These look like little blocks of heaven. A very naughty little treat.

  • Reply Kiwi April 30, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    This look so amazing. Looks like these brownies melt in your mouth. Definitely would indulge in this!

  • Reply Louise May 2, 2017 at 8:22 am

    These look utterly divine! I love a good blondie so I may just have to have a go at making these 🙂

    Louise x

  • Reply Censie Sawyer May 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Yup! Need to try these! I love blondies so I need to try this recipe. It is a bit different than the one I am used too but I think it looks amazing. I could make some for my coworkers.

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