You are in for a treat…literally. I can’t even tell you how much I love this Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar recipe. Okay, okay, I’ll tell you. They are one of my most made recipes and are pure chocolate heaven. So moist and gooey and healthy…ssshhhh. Don’t tell anyone until AFTER they try one because I guarantee they won’t even know it.
In fact, this is the recipe that convinced my husband gluten-free desserts can be delicious. It’s a crowd pleaser and one I make over and over when entertaining. But I’m warning you, it will be hard not to eat the entire pan. However, I wouldn’t judge if you did because I have come pretty close to doing that myself. Just call me the dessert queen over here. Proof you can still be healthy while eating your favorite foods. Not that you should overeat desserts – I don’t recommend overeating no matter how healthy the dessert may be.
These bars are dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and only sweetened with a touch of coconut sugar, but they do not lack flavor! I love using coconut sugar as a healthier alternative because it’s slow releasing, which means it doesn’t cause a spike in your blood sugar levels like regular white sugar. It’s my go-to choice for sweetener when baking.
If you’re looking to satisfy your chocolate cravings in a healthier way or need something for your next party, this recipe is for you.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 and line 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Combine dry ingredients, minus the chocolate chips, in a mixing bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
- Add in chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared dish and spread evenly.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and edges are browning.
- Let cool before cutting into bars. Bars get denser as they cool.