Sunbutter Blondies for my Sunny Blondes


I have been eyeing the Almond Butter Blondies from Elana’s Pantry for 7 weeks now according to Pinterest. However, Dora doesn’t like almonds, or any nuts for that matter. Yeah, if I didn’t witness her birth firsthand, I would question whether she really shares my genetics, at least as far as her food preferences are concerned. I wanted to make some sort of dessert for the family for St. Patrick’s Day, and I had seen some posts about how sunflower butter reacts with baking soda to make green cookies. I thought this would make a fun surprise for the girls. I also thought blondies would be appropriate to celebrate Dora getting her hair highlighted.

Sunbutter Blondies

1 (16 ounce) jar sunbutter
1 cup agave nectar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dark chocolate chips

I used Elana’s Almond Butter Blondie recipe and just substituted Sunbutter for almond butter.

Preheat oven to 325. Beat Sunbutter until smooth and creamy.

Add eggs and agave nectar and beat further. Add sea salt and baking soda, mix well.

Mix in 1/2C chocolate chips.

Random kitchen shot

Pour batter into a well-greased 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Sprinkle 1/2C chocolate chips on top.

Bake for 35 min.

I called the family into the kitchen for snack time. I must confess that I took a tiny sliver of a piece to try myself, you know, so I could perform quality assurance. The rest of the family quietly ate their pieces, and I was concerned that they didn’t like it. Actually they just liked it so much they didn’t want to stop eating to talk! I thought it was fabulous myself, but since I haven’t had sweets in almost a month, I was concerned that I wasn’t a fair judge. I was excited to serve these up again later in the day after they had cooled off, since the green color sometimes doesn’t show itself until after the cookies cool.

It turned out the St. Patrick’s Day trick was on me, because these never did turn green! I’d like to try these again with almond butter and see how they taste. I am so looking forward to finishing this Whole30! 3 more days to go!

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