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Funfetti Blondies

One of my friends is a first-year kindergarten teacher. She wanted to bring in a treat for the kids, to celebrate the end of their school year.

So she looked through my list of Chocolate Covered Katie 500+ Healthy Dessert Recipes.

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After much deliberation, she finally decided on blondies. We spent the afternoon in the kitchen, making blondies for her lucky students.

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We used the recipe for my White Bean Blondies, then we threw in 2 tablespoons of sprinkles (pre-baking). We also subbed a combination of applesauce and oil for the peanut butter, because snacks at my friend’s school must be peanut-free. Here’s the modified recipe:

Funfetti Blondies

(makes 15-20 squares)

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can, drained and rinsed) (250g after draining)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • level 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar or xylitol
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup ground flax or quick oats (20g)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or Earth Balance or veg or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2-4 tbsp sprinkles, plus more for the tops if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients (except chips) until very smooth in a food processor (not a blender). Mix in chips, and scoop into a greased (or tinfoil-lined) 8×8 pan. Optional: for “prettiness” you can stick some chocolate chips on top of the batter as well. Bake for around 30 minutes. They’ll look a little undercooked when you take them out, but they firm up as they cool, and you don’t want them to get too hard.

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What are your favorite vacation spots?

I want to plan a vacation for this summer, and have no idea where to go. I’m leaning towards NYC, since it’s one of my favorite places in the world and I usually go there every summer. But maybe I should try something different. California, Portland, Boston… all are in the running!

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Published on May 27, 2011

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  1. Jen says

    Boston is great in the summer! There are so many great places in Boston and Cambridge to explore, and you can get out to the beach pretty easily to take advantage of the short nice weather season 🙂

  2. Jennifer JCD says

    Funfetti nut-free blondies. Brilliant!

    Favourite holiday spots: Banff (or Jasper), Alberta, Canada (mountains!!! and gardens and hot springs and cute shops and hiking, etc. and free personal tour guide = me); Chicago (art gallery, orchestra, science museum, theatre, architecture, etc.); Disney! (Anything Disney gets 100 bonus points from me: Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney’s resorts/hotels in random other American towns); and San Francisco is really pretty and there’s lots to do there too. If you’re feeling like a trip up North, there’s 24-hour daytime golfing in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada; an Alaskan cruise (or just hanging out in Alaska) is unbelievably scenic and relaxing; Prince Edward Island, Canada has the Anne of Green Gables house, among other things. Ahhh… can you tell I’m dreaming of holidays?

  3. Aisatsana says

    Those photographs are beautiful! Please let us know how the kids like the blondies. I always want to take healthy treats to share with others, but sometimes no one else will touch them. 🙁 I love your blog, Katie, and thanks for the blogging tips yesterday!

  4. Cait @ Beyond Bananas says

    I am going to San Fran for the first time in 3 weeks. I can’t tell you how awesome it is because I haven’t been there yet.. but I know there are SO many things to see.. like Wine Country.. Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Trolleys.. all the history that the city has! AHh I am SOOO excitedjust writing this! 🙂

  5. Emily says

    I have coconut blondies in the oven! I subbed coconut butter for the pb, coconut flavoring for vanilla, and shredded coconut for chocolate chips! They are smelling divine.

    My favorite vacation spot is also NYC…so I’m not much help.

  6. Ragnhild says

    I love your photos- so pretty! Im not a big sprikles, dont like the taste of them.. but they do make beatiful treats 😉
    Oh, go to NYC! I love love love New York, but have only been there twice! My favorit vacation was when I went to Belize! I was lucky enought to get the trip (all included + salary) from 2 members at my gym, so I could be theys nanny for 2 weeks! It was the best vacation EVER!

  7. Jenny says

    I LOVED chocolate sprinkles as a child. My mom would even make me a chocolate sprinkle sandwich on rare occasions, as a special treat… so I love sprinkles. <3 The chocolate ones are the best, IMO, but the rainbow ones are okay too… At least they're prettier, right? Haha.

    Beautiful photos, as usual – that's the trend on your blog lately! Gorgeous photos + interesting, well-written posts… Hm wait, I think that's been a trend on your blog for a really long time now…

    For vacation… CEBU, the Philippines. It's gorgeous. 😀 And costs a fortune to go… Otherwise, I second what someone else said: Disneyland! in California or Florida, maybe? Or Vancouver, BC, Canada – absolutely b-e-a-u-tiful in the summertime!

  8. Maddie says

    Oh! You should visit Provence Town, Massachusetts. It’s this adorable little sea town with lots of restaurants and activities during the summer. It’s pretty close to Boston too! I might be going there this summer and I’m super excited! You could also go to The Fairy Festival. It’s right outside Eugene,Oregon and I’ve heard it’s AMAZING! Plus,you’d make an awesome fairy! 🙂

  9. Hela says

    I bet the kids love them!!
    I vote for IRELAND 🙂 the best place on earth!! so beautiful and you can even go watching whale and dolphins!
    btw, my mum loves you! I made the Raw Chocolate Fudge last night and yep, now she is in love 😀 And so am I! I cannot believe I haven´t tried it til now!! It is uber delicious!! Tastes like mousse au chocolate- veganized 🙂

  10. Lisa Fine says

    These look so cute. I’m more of a chocolate sprinkles girl…could you make a recipe of one of your treats using chocolate sprinkles instead? [I know they look boring, but I think they taste better.]

    I think NYC is always a fun place to visit. I love traveling overseas too, and try go on a big trip once a year. Even though it can be more expensive, I don’t mind spending a lot for a ticket to go to a place that’s cheaper to travel to [like Thailand or India or something.] Curious to hear what you pick!

  11. Melissa says

    I’ll be visiting Portland in October (running the marathon there on the 9th). If our schedules mesh, that’d be AWESOMESAUCE. 😉 But Oct isn’t really summer anymore. Hah.

  12. Jasmine says

    Wehn I visited NY I thought it was great, but then I went to Chicago and fell in love. I have to say, I liked it way better than NY.

  13. Rebeka says

    Ohh you should go to Portland and then take a day tripe to Hood River, Oregon. It’s about an hour drive east (maybe a little less) and It’s so amazing, especially in the summer. There are so many fun things to do (especially outdoor and water sports – windsurfind capitol of the world?). PLUS there are a TON of cute windsurfer/kiteboarder guys there all summer. Yum!

  14. Lilly says

    I agree with Averie, CA is amazing! There is so much to do and it is def not all the same. There is city, urban, beach-y, country, rural, coastal, etc. all driving distance from each other up and down the state. Plus tons of vegan places as well as all the amazing sights and attractions 🙂

  15. Bianca- Vegan Crunk says

    You can add sprinkles to anything, and it really becomes MAGICAL!! And um, Portland, all the way. I wish there were tickets left for Vida Vegan Con!! I want you to go!

    Oh, and as for disappearing bloggers, I’m not going anywhere!! And you better not either. This blogging thing is such a fixture in my life that if I did stop, eating would be less enjoyable. And who wants that to happen?

  16. tracey says

    I vote for the West Coast…great hiking and weather…we love our vacations out west!
    ps…can you give an approximate on the stevia drops in cookie dough “dips” :). I know it is all based on personal preference, but a starting point for me? (sorry if you’ve answered this 1,000 times before)
    Happy Friday!!!

  17. Stephanie says

    I’d go just about anywhere I haven’t been yet. I’d love to explore some more off-the-beaten-track areas like when I went to Montenegro, Serbia, and Croatia. I learned so much and it was a once in a lifetime experience! I’d like to see more of North America’s interior and South America, definitely!

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