Wholesome Brownie-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies

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Mmmmm…  Peanut Butter Blondies.  Topped with brownies.  And made good for you?  YES, PUH-LEASE.  These Wholesome Brownie-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies consist of a fudgy and dense Peanut Butter Blondie base, a few big sprinkles of rich and crunchy Planters Cocktail Peanuts, and a decadent and delicious Brownie Topping.

Wholesome Brownie-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I used Planters Cocktail peanuts for the blondie topping.  They add both crunch and a tiny hint of salt in every bite.  Along with taste and texture, peanuts also add nutrition.

A 1 oz. serving of peanuts offers 7g of plant-based protein, essential nutrients, fiber, and heart-healthy “good fats”  💪

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasize choosing nuts and legumes, such as peanuts, as part of a wholesome diet.  Shifting our choices toward more plant-based, nutrient-dense foods like peanuts is a good strategy to attain a healthier overall diet.  It’s recommended to consume 5oz of nuts and seeds per week (based on a 2,000 calorie diet).

Wholesome Brownie-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Wholesome Brownie-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

So stash those Planters peanuts in your car, gym bag or purse for a great addition of nutrient-dense protein!

It doesn’t matter which nut you choose, really — peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, your personal favorite nut mix, etc. — because ALL nuts are better-for-you, “I’m-feelin’-good” kind of snacks  👌

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Wholesome Brownie-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

9 blondies

Wholesome Brownie-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies

Ingredients:

Blondies:
Topping:
  • ½ cup (2.5oz) Planters Cocktail Peanuts
  • 45g (3 tbs) Water
  • 32g (2 tbs) Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar, salt or oil added)
  • 28g (2 tbs) Coconut Oil, soft
  • 20g (¼ cup) Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • 18g (2 tbs) Powdered Erythritol

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
  2. In a food processor, add the applesauce, garbanzo beans, stevia extract, peanut flour, erythritol and salt.  Blend until completely smooth.
  3. Last, add the baking powder.
  4. Scoop the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it out (I used an offset spatula to spread it out).
  5. Sprinkle on the Cocktail peanuts and lightly press them into the blondie batter.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, peanut butter, coconut oil, cocoa powder and powdered erythritol.  Spread this over the blondie batter.  Bake for 45 minutes.  Let cool, then slice and serve!

Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Wholesome Brownie-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies nutrition label (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, vegan)

Healthy Brownie-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies (refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Enjoy  🍴

6 comments on “Wholesome Brownie-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies

  1. Love these blondies Jessica!! 🙂 I LOVE anything peanut. Also, these are definitely healthy enough to be breakfast…so yeah…;) Imma eat those!!!

  2. I definitely eat more than 5 oz. of nuts in a week…especially because my work office supplies some of the best! They have these Smokehouse flavored Blue Diamond almonds and they are AH-mazing. And I have cashews as my little snack on the way home from work most days. 

    • Lol, I think I eat more than 5 ounces too, Kaylin! Smokehouse flavored almonds sound really good, yum! 🙂

      Mmm, those look so good! I would have never thought that those brownie ingredients would bake into the brownie layer! 🙂

  3. These look AMAZING! I bet they taste even better than they look!

  4. Vegan, high protein, sugar free, AND gluten free? You have done a phenomenal job with these healthy and delicious treats- please keep the creative vegan recipes coming!! So excited to try at home 🙂
    Hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

  5. Amazing recipe.

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