No Bake Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies

You know when your body wants something sweet, but you just want none of the guilt? I have those moments all the time, and these Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies is one of those healthy dessert recipes that comes to the rescue! Watch how easy these are to make!

How to make healthy no bake desserts

When I think of the foods my body craves, it’s usually salty things like nuts, cheese, olives, hummus… I mean, growing up in Spain that’s what we had for snack regularly, salty things. Like in the afternoons, I’d sit with my grandpa playing cards while shelling peanuts and eating olives.

However, I hate to admit that I’ve developed quite a sweet tooth through recipe development. I try all things, snack on all things, and therefore, eat all things!

image: three no bake blondies in a small snack box with berries

I made these blondies for a group of ladies in my boxing class that has so kindly volunteered to be the testers for all my Family KickStart Program recipes and treats. They were all doing their own whole food 30-day programs so my KickStart recipes were perfect for them!

If you’ve never heard of Family KickStart, it’s a 30-day program created with a Whole Food & Whole-Family approach where the entire family eats real foods together while eliminating processed foods and sugars from their diets. Check out Family KickStart here.

I brought a batch to eat from “a Pinterest recipe that I had to modify because I didn’t have half of the ingredients.” Oh, how familiar this was to my ears since I know that sometimes people change things and they don’t always come out as described. Ha!

Making these is a very simple process. Can you mix ingredients in a bowl with a spoon and then press them down into a container? Seriously, it’s that easy. Check out this video where I show you how to make them.

image: six sliced no-bake blondies with chocolate chips. Freshly shaped from a loaf pan.

So, back to the blondies. The following week I brought my first batch to my newly found group of taste testers, and they all agreed they were great! Thrilled with my newly found zero-guilt recipe, I now make them from time to time and keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days. They usually don’t last that long since my husband and kids have discovered them as well.

On a final note, I’ve made these with added protein powder, up to 1/4 of a cup, for extra nutrition and been able to reduce the honey in half by removing 1-2 tablespoons of coconut flour. How do you know it’s going to hold together? When the texture in the bowl has the consistency of playdough, and you pinch it, and it holds together. Trial and error I tell you.

Are you a chocolate brownie person or a blondie person?

Image: closeup view of freshly made no-bake blondies in slices

Healthy Blondies Recipe Substitutions FAQ

There have been many questions regarding this simple recipe about the ingredients and substitutions. Check the answers below if you have any questions regarding substitutions.

Can you use almond butter or cashew butter instead of peanut butter?

You can use any “butter” for this recipe. However, the runnier consistency butters tend to need more time to set or 1 to 2 teaspoons of additional coconut flour.

Can you make these healthy blondies nut-free? 

Absolutely! For a nut-free alternative, use sunflower butter, pea butter, soy butter, or sesame butter.

Can you use another flour in place of coconut flour? 

Unfortunately no. Coconut flour is not really a “flour” it’s ground and dehydrated coconut meat. It also absorbs 10 times its weight in liquid and it does not perform like any other “flour.”

This recipe only works with coconut flour.

image: three no bake blondies in a small snack box with berries

Can you freeze this recipe? 

I’ve always found that freezing coconut flour goods changed the texture so I would not recommend freezing these healthy blondies bars. Don’t worry, they are tasty enough and the recipe doesn’t yield enough for an army that you probably won’t have any leftover to freeze anyway!

Can I omit the chocolate chips?

This recipe can certainly be made chocolate-free for a plain blondie. You could also add chopped raisins, dried fruit, or chopped nuts in the same amount as the chocolate chips.

Is there a good replacement for bananas?

If you don’t like banana or don’t have any ripe bananas on hand, try mashed pumpkin instead. The pumpkin texture is “wetter” so you’ll need to add 1 to 2 teaspoons of additional coconut flour.

No Bake Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies

Healthy Blondie Squares

These no bake healthy chocolate chip blondies are the perfect treat without the guilt! They come together in a single bowl and are ready before you know it!

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 squares 1x
  • Category: Healthy Desserts
  • Method: No-bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips


  1. Line an 8×4 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the banana, add peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Once the mixture is cohesive and creamy, add in the coconut flour and combine well. The final step is to add in chocolate chips and combine.
  3. Spread mixture into a lined pan with your hands, pressing down and spreading evenly, to about 1/2 thick. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm.
  4. Picking up the parchment paper, remove from pan and cut into individual squares.
  5. You can wrap them individually or in an airtight container and refrigerate them for a week. They can also be wrapped individually and frozen for up to a month.


  • Make sure to measure the mashed banana since coconut flour is not a very forgiving ingredient.
  • You can add up to 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder for an extra protein boost (not included in nutrition facts).


  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 16.3g
  • Sodium: 53.2mg
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.9g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Protein: 4.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: healthy desserts, no-bake recipes, chocolate chip blondies, healthy blondies

97 thoughts on “No Bake Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies”

  1. Sarah says:

    Hoping to convince my daughter to eat these instead of the cookie dough she keeps making

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      good luck!

  2. Anne says:

    Can I use green banana flour instead the coconut flour?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Unfortunately, there is no substitute for coconut flour. Banana flour does not absorb as much liquid as coconut. Sorry! You’ll have to modify the recipe’s liquid measurements.

  3. January says:

    My daughter loves these in her lunchbox & I feel great about sending them as a healthier treat!

  4. Jenny says:

    I just made my first batch of these bars. I had my 10 year old granddaughter, who eats gluten-free d/t psoriasis, lick the spoon. She said “YUM”. I also licked the spoon and found that I liked it too! Great recipe!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I’m so glad you liked them, Jenny! Thank you for trying my recipe.

  5. Kim says:

    This is such an amazing healthy treat. I can’t wait to make them again.

  6. Jackie says:

    What are the measurements if you want to add protein powder?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      You can add 1/4 cup, max.

  7. Kathie says:

    Can you add walnuts or pecan for some extra crunchiness???

    1. Laura Fuentes says:


  8. ezabela khidhir says:

    Does it taste like peanut butter?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Unfortunately, you cannot. Coconut flour is 10x the absorbency of ap gf flour.

  9. Katie says:

    Hey. I want to try this recipe but don’t have anything to measure the banana in cups. Do you know how much mashed banana I need to add in grams? Thanks!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      1/2 cup of mashed banana is approx. 150g of banana. Enjoy!

  10. Eleanor says:

    Hi, can you taste the coconut in this?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      It does have a coconut flavor but it’s not overbearing.

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