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Well, I have a new problem. I cannot stop eating these paleo chocolate chunk blondies! I knew I had a strong attachment to dark chocolate, but now I have a serious problem! This recipe whips up fast, it’s so easy to make you’ll be devouring it in no time. Hopefully with minimal guilt! It is dairy free, gluten free, and refined sugar free, after all.

Yes, I said gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free – egg free, too! these blondies can even be low carb if you choose to use a sugar substitute. I honestly don’t even know how they work. There are no eggs, no flour, just a few simple ingredients and voila – you have true decadence, and potential obsession (you’ve been warned!)

Stack of paleo vegan chocolate chunk blondies

When I make these for parties or events, everyone goes nuts. People are genuinely surprised that a gluten free dessert could actually taste good. Better than good – delicious! The usual comment is “these are healthy??” And while there are a lot of interpretations of the word “healthy,” I consider the ingredients in this recipe much less harmful than what you could buy pre-made in a grocery store. They are free of the most damaging ingredients on our store shelves.

You can call it “clean” or “healthy” or whatever you want. My favorite part of making these types of dessert recipes is feeling GREAT about serving the people I love something that won’t harm them. I LOVE taking healthy snacks to parties and gatherings. Join me in this joy of healthy cooking and eating!

Paleo vegan chocolate chunk blondies

Paleo Vegan Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Cooling time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs

Delicious gluten free, dairy free, grain free dessert or snack recipe. Made with almond butter.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter, Chocolate, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, paleo, vegan
Servings: 30 bars
Author: Juli
  • 2 T ground flax or chia seeds
  • 6 T filtered water
  • 2/3 C + 2T coconut sugar can substitute granular monk fruit sweetener for a low carb option
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 C almond butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped paleo dark chocolate bar or paleo chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or other nuts
  • Coarse sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper
  3. Mix 2T ground flax or chia seeds with 6T water, set aside to gel about 10 minutes
  4. In a bowl mix 2/3c + 2T coconut sugar, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt
  5. Whisk together to break up any clumps
  6. Add 2C almond butter, 2 tsp vanilla, and ground seed gel. Mix until well combined.
  7. Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate and 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  8. Mix until combined
  9. Press into the parchment lined baking dish
  10. Top with sprinkling of sea salt
  11. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes
  12. Remove from oven and let cool before placing in the refrigerator
  13. Refrigerate at least an hour before cutting
  14. Cut into desired size squares and store in the refrigerator.