Tropical Peanut Butter Blondies {Healthier}

I’m a sucker for peanut butter and have been wanting to make a pb blondie recipe and here it is! I took inspiration from my favorite protein ball recipe and transformed it into these blondies. You have coconut, chia seeds, chocolate, and peanut butter of course!

If you’re not a fan of coconut or don’t have any of the seeds in the recipe you can leave these ingredients out and have PB & Chocolate blondies which is going to be just as delicious.

Tropical Seedy PB Blondies {Healthier}

  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cups) melted butter
  • 1/2 cup + 4 tbsp peanut butter (I used chunky PB, but you can use creamy too)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips + more for sprinkling on top
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • optional: course sea salt on top
  • optional: baked coconut chips on top
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
  2. Mix together the melted butter and 1/2 cup of peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds until fully incorporated. 
  3. Stir in the brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. 
  4. Stir in the flours and baking powder until just combined. Mix in the chocolate chips, coconut, chia seeds and hemp seeds.
  5. Chill the dough in the freezer for 10 minutes. 
  6. Spread half of the dough in the baking dish. Dollop the 4 tbsp of peanut butter on the dough and evenly swirl. Top with the remaining dough and spread out. 
  7. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top. Place back in the oven for about 1 minute until chocolate is a little melted. Remove and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!

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