Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies
School is already in full swing this semester, I’ve got a TON of homework assignments, projects and quizzes, and classes just started last week!! No matter what age I am, school always brings peanut butter and jelly to mind — not notebooks, not textbooks, not homework and mean old teachers, just PB&J. So I made these awesome (and secretly healthy) Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies!
Moist, chewy, dense, sweet, fruity and buttery.
The peanut flour and the sprinkle of peanuts atop the blondies both come together to create that classic peanut buttery richness. The fruit spread cuts the salty twinge of the sprinkle topping and brightens up the overall flavor. These secretly healthy blondies are the perfect snack to have on hand for your dessert cravings and PB&J cravings…
You’d never know they are considered a health food 😉
Just to show you how much healthier these PB&J blondies are compared to typical blondies, I thought I’d make a little nutrition label comparison. The Food Network nutrition label is on the left, the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right:
Just look at those two nutrition labels, the one on the right is clearly better 😉 My recipe has:
- 100 less calories and 7.5g less fat (with less saturated fat too!)
- Less carbs and NO added sugar
- Zero cholesterol and zero trans fats (there are trans fats in the Food Network recipe from the PB chips, but because there are less than .5g per serving so it shows up on the label as zero… absolute silliness right?)
- More fiber and more protein
My healthified recipe is so much better than the typical PB&J blondie recipe!
Chewy, moist, dense, DELISH!
Mmmm, I think I’ll grab another one now 😉