As much as I love chocolate chip cookies, it’s easier to put a whole batch of dough in a pan and bake chocolate chip cookie bars. These blondies have a wonderful vanilla flavor, which deceives the palate and makes these bars satisfying without too much sugar. I use a combination of applesauce and coconut oil to give them just the right cake-like texture. These blondies freeze well, and they’re a delicious treat in a school lunchbox.
My 7-year-old daughter recently got her first “real” camera, and she snapped a picture of these bars after I left the room. She cropped the picture herself on the computer, and she said she likes how well you can see the crumbs up close. It looks like I have a budding food photographer on my hands.
Chocolate Chip Blondies
$.45 per serving
- 2 cups gluten-free flour or white whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup softened coconut oil
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 inch pan.
In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the applesauce, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and continue mixing until well combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until all the flour is incorporated.
Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
Transfer the batter to the baking dish and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool the bars on a wire rack.
Chocolate Chip Blondies Price Breakdown
This recipe costs $8.06 to make, or $.45 per serving (serves 18). These chocolate chip blondies are a healthier, kid-friendly dessert that your family will love.