Tahini Blondies

How delicious do peanut butter blondies sound? Here’s the thing: tahini is made entirely from ground-up sesame seeds, so the paste is similar to natural peanut butter. Tahini adds richness and moisture to baked goods like these blondies and a pleasant, slightly bitter nuttiness. If you didn’t know the secret ingredient, you’d just observe that these squares taste like blondies all grown up. That is: they’re sweet but not too sweet, and have a subtle earthy edge. The recipe takes well to mix-ins, so stir in chopped walnuts or white chocolate chips to your heart’s delight. Just don’t skip the flaky sea salt on top.

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 455.25 calories
    • Fat 20.51 g
    • Sat Fat 5.54 g
    • Cholesterol 54.90 mg
    • Sodium 339.85 mg
    • Protein 8.22 g
    • Carbohydrate 63.25 g
    • Sugar 41.75 g
    • Fiber 1.80 g
    • Iron 5.14 mg
    • Calcium 84.06 mg
How delicious do peanut butter blondies sound? Here’s the thing: tahini is made entirely from ground-up sesame seeds, so the paste is similar to natural peanut butter. Tahini adds richness and moisture to baked goods like these blondies and a pleasant, slightly bitter nuttiness. If you didn’t know the secret ingredient, you’d just observe that these squares taste like blondies all grown up. That is: they’re sweet but not too sweet, and have a subtle earthy edge. The recipe takes well to mix-ins, so stir in chopped walnuts or white chocolate chips to your heart’s delight. Just don’t skip the flaky sea salt on top.

Ingredients

  1. Check cups packed light brown sugar
  2. Check 1 cup tahini
  3. Check ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  4. Check 2 large eggs
  5. Check cups all-purpose flour
  6. Check ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  7. Check ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  8. Check 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Stir together brown sugar, tahini, butter, and eggs in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in flour, kosher salt, and baking soda. Spread mixture in a parchment paper-lined 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle batter with sea salt. Bake in preheated oven until browned and cooked through, about 25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Cut into 9 squares.