I recently received a bag of Enjoy Life Foods semi-sweet mega chunks, and pondered what I should make with them. There was a recipe for blondies on the bag, and I thought, “GENIUS!”. I love making cookie bars and blondies because I can save time by just throwing all the dough into a pan rather than trying to scoop out 2 dozen perfectly sized spoonfuls.
Just as they did with their mini chocolate chips, Enjoy Life did NOT disappoint with their new mega chunks. The chunks are fantastic, and worked great in this recipe. Big, gooey chunks of melted chocolate paired with the nutty flavor of Sunbutter really make these cookie bars a delectable sweet treat. And no one will ever guess that they’re dairy free!
Dairy Free Blondie Cookie Bars
3/4 cup Sunbutter (peanut butter or any other nut butter also works perfect)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 non-dairy milk (I used Sol Sunflower milk)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup Enjoy Life Foods semi-sweet mega chunks (chocolate chips will also work)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease (or spray with cooking spray) an 8×8 baking dish.
In a mixing bowl, mix together Sunbutter, oil and sugar, then add the milk and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt, then gently fold in the chocolate chunks. Spread the dough evenly in the baking pan and press it into place.
Bake for 22 to 25 minutes. The edges should start to lightly brown, and the center should feel semi-firm. Let cool completely before slicing.
These are fantastic when warmed up and topped with some homemade banana ice cream!