Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside paleo chocolate chip cookie bars. These grain-free chocolate chip blondies are easy to prepare and are
How to make a batch of paleo chocolate chip cookie bars disappear in 8 seconds flat? Stick them on a counter at Jiujitsu, mic drop, and walk away.
Just like the Paleo Gingerbread Muffins I showed you earlier this week, these cookie bars became an instant sensation at Momentum (where I do the Jiu Jitsu).
If you need your heart to explode and melt into a puddle of unicorn sneezes, check out Robb Wolf’s post on Instagram of his daughters with the bars.
Did you watch it?
Wrap it up, my work here is DONE!
Many-a-child and adult taste tested these bars (I baked them twice for good measure) and the unanimous comment was: delicious.
So here’s the low down on these bars: I took my Soft, Chewy, and Gooey Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, tweaked it a bit, and turned it into bars. Or blondies, if you will.
These bars are grain-free using almond flour, refined sugar-free with pure maple syrup, and lactose-free using ghee (you can also do coconut oil to make them entirely dairy-free), and a better-for-you option than your classic cookie.
The texture on these bars is pretty epic. They have that nice crisp around the edge, the irresistible melty chocolate offset by sea salt for that hyperpalatable sweet-salty combo that keeps you coming back for more.
In addition, the bars are nice and soft with a buttery flaky texture. When you sink your teeth in this cookie on steroids, you have the crisp exterior, the melty, gooey soft interior and it just hits all the bases.
For ultra gooey cookie bars, you can under-bake these bars to bring the goo factor to the next level. If you go this route, you can scoop them into bowls and serve them up with ice cream, which in my opinion is a million times better than birthday cake.
If you’re baking holiday treats for gifting to friends, family, co-workers, etc. over the holidays, these cookie bars are a great one to add to the mix.
I recommend you bake them up in advance so that they have plenty of time to set up after baking – this will ensure the bars hold together well rather than being crumbly (which is what happens if the bars don’t rest long enough).
Paleo chocolate chip cookie bars for president!
More Dessert Bar Recipes:
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- 7-Layer Paleo Magic Bars
- Paleo Pecan Pie Bars
- Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Vegan Cranberry Crumb Bars
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Your favorite chocolate chip cookies in bar form! These grain-free cookie bars are chewy, gooey, and the ultimate treat!
- 1/2 cup ghee, at room temperature, or coconut oil
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups finely ground almond flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt, + more for sprinkling
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8" x 8" baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a stand mixer, cream together the ghee and pure maple syrup until well-combined. Mix in the egg and the vanilla extract just until combined.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients (almond flour through sea salt) until combined.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the mixer with the wet ingredients and beat until combined. Beat in the chocolate chips.
- Transfer all of the cookie dough to the parchment-lined pan and smooth into an even layer.
- Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven 20 to 30 minutes, until bars are golden-brown around the edges and reach desired done-ness. For gooey bars, bake 20 to 25 minutes. For firmer bars, bake 25 to 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow bars to cool at least 30 minutes before cutting and serving. If desired, sprinkle the bars with coarse sea salt.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 245Total Fat 18gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 17gSugar 10gProtein 5g
Sunday 22nd of November 2020
Can I use Kerry gold butter instead of ghee?
Friday 27th of November 2020
Yes, absolutely! I love Kerry Gold butter and have used it in this exact recipe before. I think you'll love it :D xoxo
Tuesday 13th of October 2020
Can I sub arrowroot flour for tapioca flour?
Tuesday 13th of October 2020
Hi Dianne! Yes, absolutely. You can use tapioca and arrowroot as a 1:1 replacement for each other in most applications. Hope you love these bars! xoxo
Saturday 2nd of March 2019
Wow "Caramel cloud hitting your tastebuds" - Housemate "What you want Insomnia Cookies to taste like" - Me
Thursday 7th of March 2019
Lol, thanks for the great laugh, Jan! So happy your household enjoyed the bars :D