Gluten-Free Vegan Blondies

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Recipe by the80srule

I was going nuts looking for this recipe after having these tasties at a picnic, and found it on the Almost Vegan blog-- a versatile and simple no-bake recipe, the 5-Minute Single-Serve Blondie. There are endless variations to this, but this one is my personal favorite for being tasty-- and liquid sweetener bolstered by extra dates helps hold this together better than dry sweetener does. I use a flat round container with a 6" diameter to contain the blondie, which I then score into 4 large pieces to have for school all week. You can also double this recipe to fit into a larger rectangular container to take to parties and score into far smaller pieces.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup dry roasted salted peanut
  • 4 dates (My dates were a bit small, use 3 if large or Medjool dates)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (I did cheat and use honey. But maple syrup works too!)
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Put the peanuts in a food processor, and do a rough chop 3-4 times.
  2. Add the dates one at a time, pulsing each time you add one.
  3. Pull the lid off, and drizzle the tablespoon of honey evenly around the date/nut mixture, followed by the vanilla.
  4. Leave the food processor on for about a minute, or until everything is well incorporated and sticking together.
  5. Scoop the mixture into a container or baking pan, and press down flat with your hands. Feel free to add some goodies, like chocolate chips or dried cranberries.
  6. Let set for about 10 minutes-- the bigger the batch, the longer it needs to set.

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