Cherry Chocolate Chunk Blondies. (Gluten/Grain/Dairy/Egg/Sugar Free)

by Brittany on August 6, 2013

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Take a break from your traditional Blondie recipe and mix it up with Fresh Cherries and Chocolate! Your tastebuds will thank you! Really, they will, especially when you experience the perfect texture of these bars. This is a recipe that is easy and adaptable to differing dietary needs.

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Blondies


  • 2 Packed Cups of Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Potato Starch
  • 1/2 Cup Truvia (Or other granulated sugar of choice)
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbs Oil or melted butter (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 3 Tbs Milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 Cup Cherries pitted and halved


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 7.5 by 7.5 baking pan (or 8×8) with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the Blanched Almond Flour, Potato Starch, Truvia, Baking Powder,Salt , Milk and oil.
  3. Mix in chocolate chips and cherries into the dry ingredients with hands to get the dough to come together.
  4. Press dough into baking pan. Place in oven and cook for 40 minutes. The bars will be golden bread and firm to touch.

Recipe notes:

  • To make this recipe sugar free pick up a bar or two of unsweetened dark chocolate or Simply Lite Chocolate – cut the bar into chunks and use instead of chocolate chips!
  • Tapiocs or Arrowroot should work in place of the potato starch to make this recipe Paleo. I LOVE the texture the potato starch gives best- but the other starches should work out ok too.

Store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge or freezer.


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Carol Symons August 6, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I signed up to receive your recipes about a week ago. I keep seeing recipes posted on Facebook, but none have been sent to my email address...


Brittany August 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Hey Carol!

Just you get a confirmation message in your email? You have to confirm through that for the service to start delivering. If you didn't get it you may want to check your spam folder!
Let me know if you need help signing up again!


Carol Symons August 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

I will try again today


Carol Symons August 7, 2013 at 10:01 am

It seems to have worked this time...looking forward to lots of yummy recipes...


Erica August 6, 2013 at 11:07 pm

I don't have potato starch.. think arrowroot will work?


Erica August 6, 2013 at 11:21 pm

would help if I read the last line.. just ignore me, LOL


Brittany August 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Hehe! It happens all the time :)


Melissa York August 7, 2013 at 12:22 am

would you use the same amount of arrowroot as potato starch?! Thanks!


Brittany August 7, 2013 at 2:49 am

Yep! Use equal amounts :)


Erica August 7, 2013 at 3:22 am

am I missing when to add the oil and milk?


Brittany August 7, 2013 at 3:40 am

Just stir them in with the flour mix :)


Erica August 7, 2013 at 4:20 am

That's what I did :) They just came out of the oven. The kids are going nuts waiting for me to cut them up for them, LOL.


Sharone August 7, 2013 at 3:36 am

this looks so wonderful! Can't wait to try it!


Nikki August 7, 2013 at 4:21 am

Can I use a gluten free flour blend instead of almond flour?


Linda August 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Hi, Please join gives everyone a place to save their recipes and gives you lots of exposure! Thanks!


Laura August 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Brittany, you might want to edit your instructions, you accidentally left out the milk and oil? I'll figure it out, but thought you'd want to know! :-) Recipe looks awesome, I can't wait to make it later today, thank you!!!


Brittany August 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Good catch! I fixed the directions. Thank you :)


Kerry August 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm

HI, I can't have almonds along with gluten, wheat, yeast, eggs, happy to find your site. Is their another flour that would work for this?


Brittany August 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Another nut or seed flour should work! has a great selection :)


Donna August 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Could I do this with WHITE chocolate chips without ruining your gorgeous results?..I love red fruit with white chocolate (cocoa butter/organic?)

We are blondie FREAKS in this household...and this looks stellar...The golden hue you achieved is perfection.


Brittany August 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Omg!! Yes!! White chocolate would look and taste amazing!!


Joyce August 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Wow... you've done it again! I love cherries and chocolate. Yum! We just got some organic cherries, so this recipe is getting made ASAP. Thank you!!


ticamom August 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Could you use frozen fruit/berries instead of fresh?


Brittany August 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I think so! :)


Nargess August 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I used frozen blueberries and it worked great. :)


Ashley August 8, 2013 at 1:41 am

We are newly gluten, dairy, soy, egg, seed peanut, AND tree nut free due to anaphylactic allergies. Would something like oat flour or GF flour blend work in place of the almond flour?

These look amazing and I am finding lots of inspiration on your site!


Brittany August 8, 2013 at 2:56 am

HI Ashley- as a general rule sadly the grain based flours that you mentioned don't work well as a replacement for almond flour!


Nargess August 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm

I made these yesterday and used frozen blueberries in place of cherries and they turned out beautiful. I also added one egg. The dough was just not coming together and so added one egg.
Thank you for great recipe :)


Laura September 4, 2013 at 12:43 am

Thanks for all your yummy recipes. You are awesome. I'm paleo due to food issues, not just for fun. It's great to have this yummy stuff to try. My coworkers are all getting introduced to your good stuff, too.

Question for you. I have some rolls I absolutely love, but it's getting harder to get them. If I give you the ingredients label (and maybe a sample roll) would you be able to reproduce the product? I'd like to do this privately, at least until you get it and then choose to publish. PLease email me.


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