Sunbutter Blondies for my Sunny Blondes

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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Mix in 1/2C chocolate chips.

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Random kitchen shot

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

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Bake for 35 min.

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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.

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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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