Almond Butter Blondies

Paleo Almond Butter Blondies contain only 6 ingredients and are super easy to make! All you need for this amazing paleo dessert recipe is almond butter, eggs, honey, salt, baking soda, and chocolate chips. Really, it’s that simple!

Although Paleo Almond Butter Blondies are flourless, and made with an almond butter base they taste quite cakey. My husband says he can’t tell the difference between these healthy blondies and the “regular” kind!

In other rave reviews, I’ve cooked up this recipe more than a dozen times for my little league team. Even the batches I considered “failures” were devoured by those testers. Let’s not forget, I coach a bunch of 10 year boys who drink blue gatorade and are used to eating high-sugar, all-American desserts, not the healthy paleo desserts that I make. Although these flourless paleo bars are not that sweet, my team absolutely loved ’em.

Almond Butter Blondies

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Servings 24



  • In a large bowl, with a hand blender, mix almond butter until creamy
  • Mix in honey and eggs
  • Add salt and baking soda
  • Mix well with hand blender until all ingredients are thoroughly combined
  • Mix half of the chocolate into the batter
  • Pour batter into a well greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • Scatter the other half of the chocolate on top of the batter
  • Bake at 325°F for 25-35 minutes
  • Cool for one hour
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
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My Paleo Almond Butter Blondie recipe is based on one from Kelly at Celiac Chicks. She traces the original recipe back to one from 2003 in Family Circle magazine.

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So easy and so yummy! I can’t wait to make these again for gatherings and friends!


179 responses to “Almond Butter Blondies”

  1. I’ve made these so many times over the last 6 years for every one of our Crossfit gym’s events that they’re now known as “Jenn’s Blondies” – sorry about that. After 3 years of correcting, I just stopped…but I still send them here for the recipe. :) Thanks Elana!

  2. Hi. I hope I find you well? I look everywhere and can’t find the carb count in every square. Can you let me know please. Thank you.
    Thank you again.

  3. These blondies are awesome! We’ve had them lots and loved them every time. the only difference is that we changed the almond butter with peanut butter and honey with maple syrup and they taste really good! Thanks for the recipe, Elana!

  4. I have made many recipes of yours and I have never had an issue. Today I tried them and they puffed up and the top kept cooking but the bottom never did. My daughter, a baker in training, said I whipped it too long. I am wondering if my honey was to sticky? I will try again. They are still being gobbled up. :)

    • Kristin, thanks for your comment! That sometimes happens right when they come out of the oven, but if you let them cool for an hour they will set up perfectly :-)

  5. These are the only chocolate chip cookie I ever make now! I had never made cookie bars or blondies before making this recipe. You can’t beat the ease of putting them in one pan like a brownie! I do add a tablespoon of vanilla and cut the honey to a 1/2 cup. Also occasionally I’ll add some walnuts to them because a chocolate chip cookie with walnuts is so good! I’ve actually used this as a cookie cake for my kids birthdays too!

    • Kim, I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying this recipe! And so glad to be part of your kids’ birthday parties via this recipe :-)

  6. I loved these when I could eat almonds and gave missed them so much since being told to avoid them. I discovered this morning that this recipe works exceptionally well with tahini, Yay!!!

  7. Elana,

    I have all three books and have followed your site for 11+ years. I cannot believe I have never made these before! My husband sai if I were not home, he would eat half the pan! So easy and so yummy! I can’t wait to make these again for gatherings and friends!

    • Kate, what a wonderful comment! Thanks so much for letting me know your husband said if you were not home he would eat half the pan :-)

  8. Hi Elana, Blonies are my ALL-Time Favorite dessert bar. Do these come out fairly chewy, as most Blondies, or are they more cake-like? I read through all the comments but I cannot tell.
    Thank You!

  9. I made these yesterday for the first time and they were a huge hit with the family. The hubby said there is no reason to make any other kind of cookie or brownie recipe again. He said I found a winner and to stick with it! Both kids loved them too. Between this recipe and your brownie recipe that uses almond butter, I think I’m all set with my go to dessert recipes. Your brownie recipe I take to every pot luck and no one can tell they are grain free and everyone asks for the recipe. Thanks Elana for all your wonderful recipes. Your shepards pie is tonight’s dinner!

    • Kim, thanks for letting me know these were a huge hit with the family and that your husband said these are a winner!

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