If you love the sweet & salty combo, you’re going to LOVE these chocolate chip tahini blondies! They’re gluten and dairy-free, and have a subtle hint of tahini with pools of melted chocolate chips in each bite.
These bars have that perfect under baked blondie texture, and are such a delicious treat for when your sweet tooth hits.
Last year I shared a recipe for Tahini Oatmeal Bars that so many of you guys loved. They’re similar to these bars, but are made with rolled oats and olive oil instead.
When testing this recipe, I wanted the texture to resemble blondies more than an oatmeal bar.
These tahini blondies have that perfect fudginess to them, with a delicious nutty flavor from the tahini.
What you’ll need to make tahini blondies
Tahini: the star of the show, tahini (or sesame paste), is basically just ground up sesame seeds. It’s delicious in baked goods, but also as a sauce for salads or proteins
Almond flour: almond flour is a staple in my kitchen when creating gluten-free recipes. It’s a light, flour alternative that results in fluffy baked goods. I always keep it stocked in my pantry
Oat flour: oat flour is another pantry staple of mine. I always prefer a pre made oat flour because its super fine, but blending your own from rolled oats is always an easy option!
Coconut sugar: I love sweetening my desserts with coconut sugar for the caramel-like flavor it provides, but brown sugar would be a great alternative
Coconut oil: refined coconut oil is my go-to for baking. It has almost no smell or taste, compared to virgin coconut oil which has a rich coconut flavor. Either one would work well, but your bars may taste more like coconut if you use a virgin oil
Eggs: the eggs help hold these bars together, while providing a bit of that fudgy texture. I haven’t tested a flax egg substitute, but let me know if you try it out!
Chocolate chips: mini chocolate chips are my go-to with these bars, but any type of chocolate would work
Top your bars with flakey sea salt, and pop them in the toaster for a couple of minutes to warm up before eating- trust me!
These bars are going to a be a staple in your house, and I can’t wait to hear what you think!