Today, I’m starting a summer series called, “What can I bring?” I thought of this when we were recently invited to a cookout, and of course, I asked this question to our host. Summer is definitely an entertaining season where everyone seems to get together for no good reason, other than to simply enjoy the fellowship with each other and savor the long days of summer. Here in the south, when someone invites you over, you’re almost always going to ask, “What can I bring?” Sometimes your host might say they have it all covered, or they may request you bring something with you. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to share a dish that you can bring to any get together or potluck. It’ll be a crowd pleaser, and of course, unfussy and easy to pack.
Today, I’m sharing my Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars that I always bring to potlucks or get-togethers. Desserts are easiest to transport to get-togethers, and are the most common request if the host should ask you to bring something. Everyone loves this go-to dessert and I always get asked for the recipe! They are super easy, can be made quickly, and you can feel good about serving these bars. Hope you love them!Chocolate Chunk Blondie Bars (Paleo and Gluten Free)
1.5 cups almond flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
½ cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
2 large eggs
2 tbsp palm shortening or butter (I used palm shortening)
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ chocolate chunks (I used Enjoy Life semi-sweet chunks)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch brownie pan/square-baking dish with cooking spray, or line it with parchment paper. I usually do a combination of both.
In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients (the first 6 ingredients listed in the recipe) and mix together. Add the wet ingredients (eggs, palm shortening, and vanilla.) Mix together either using a stand or hand mixer.
Fold in the chocolate chunks.
Place the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out into an even layer.
Bake for 20 mins until the center is cooked through. Let cool completely in the pan until you cut them or take them out of the pan. They will fall apart if you cut them before they are cooled.
These will keep up to five days in the refrigerator, but they never last that long in our house! 😉