Saturday, February 18, 2012

Coconut Cashew Chocolate Chip Blondies - Gluten Free

Coconut Cashew Chocolate Chip Blondies - Gluten Free recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Chewy blondies, loaded with chocolate chips, cashews and coconut, these are a huge hit with everyone each time I make them. I've been making gluten free treats for my best friend for a couple years now and these are still her favorites each time I ship off a package of goodies.

Coconut Cashew Dark Chocolate Bars - Gluten Free Version
*If you have no reason to eat gluten free, simply swap both cups of flour for AP flour and skip the xantham gum. Or you can use half coconut flour and half AP flour, skipping the xantham gum as well. I have made all three versions of these bars and they are all delicious!
(printable recipe)

1 cup butter, melted
2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup gluten free flour mix, I used Bob's Red Mill mix
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon xantham gum
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup roasted and salted cashews, chopped
1/2 cup coconut, plus another 1/2 cup for topping
1 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the flours, xantham gum and salt and set aside. Combine the butter and sugar together and then add the eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the flour mixture. Stir in the cashews, coconut and chocolate chips.

Scrape the batter into a well-greased 9x13 pan. Spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle additional coconut on top. Bake for 28 minutes, or until the bars are lightly browned around the edges and set in the middle. Cool slightly before serving.

Cool these completely before cutting them into bars, if you will not be eating them immediately. These bars freeze beautifully.

Coconut Cashew Chocolate Chip Blondies - Gluten Free recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


14 comments:

  1. I hunt around in candy boxes for the dark chocolate covered coconut piece...these sound like my kind of blondie. I never would have thought to add the cashews, you hardly ever hear about them in baked stuff, but it sounds like an inspired choice. Nice close-up!

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  2. You are such a nice friend:-). I'm sure your friend appreciates you making these! They sound yummy. I love coconut, but my husband doesn't for whatever reason. Like the cashews in this,too - very different combo!

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  3. I have a friend with a gluten allergy... he will love me if I bring him a batch of these. They look sooooo good!

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  4. Those do sound and look good...a must try!

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  5. These look really tasty! I am not a huge fan of coconut, but I love the cashew-chocolate bit! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Oh wow these look incredible! Yum! Thanks for sharing, I love each ingredient, wish I could have some right now =]

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  7. These look and sound delicious! I love coconut :)

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  8. I love the dark chocolate and coconut, very yummy.

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  9. These look seriously delicious! I could eat the whole pan... easily!

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  10. YUM! Looks awesome & tasty! Another amazing reipe that I can make for my hubby who loves coconut & not forgetting chocolates!

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  11. These look awesome! I love cooking gluten free and vegan too when possible. It's great to know that anyone could eat what you bake, regardless of their dietary restrictions.

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  12. Love your site. These look so delicious!

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  13. I just can't wait to try out this recipe,,,Thank you so much for sharing!

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