Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

Blondies are one of the most underrated baked goods. Their chewy, gooey, brown sugar goodness deserves way more credit than it receives. Essentially, they’re a chocolate chip cookie on steroids. Add peanut butter to the mix, and you have the ultimate treat. Oh yeah, they’re also gluten-free and dairy-free (like everything else I make).

I used a recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run, substituting gluten-free ingredients and making a few secret tweaks. Head over to her blog for the base recipe, make substitutions to your liking and let me know how it goes! Getting these just right was definitely a trial and error process, and I’m curious to hear from you. Until then, I’ll be eating warm blondies, possibly topped off with So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream.

That being said, these blondies do provide a whole bunch of health benefits (surprised?)

  • Peanut butter is a great source of protein, especially for vegans and vegetarians.
  • Dark chocolate provides cancer-fighting antioxidants and reduces stress by stabilizing blood sugar levels.
  • Gluten-free baked goods have a much lower glycemic index than their traditional counterparts, preventing energy crashes, exhaustion and cravings.