Double Fudge Tahini Chocolate Chip Brookies

January 10, 2021

Meet your new favorite dessert: Double Fudge Tahini Chocolate Chip Brookies! I’m going to go on the record here, and say that these beautiful bites of heaven are everything you need in life, combining the most delicious chocolate fudge brownies on the bottom, and my Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies on top.

The idea for this creation was born when I was chatting with my friend Nicole Cogan, otherwise known on Instagram as @nobread. You see, one of many things we have in common, is our shared love of gluten-free desserts. Nicole went viral with her Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies, and as you all know, I went viral with my Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies; which got us to thinking: what if we combine both recipes and create something brand new?

Well, friends. As you can see, the result is absolutely magical. Don’t you agree? Just take a look at these!

We had to play around with the baking time to get it just right, but we did it!

What you need to make these Double Fudge Tahini Chocolate Chip Brookies

  • Almond flour: I love the texture of these blondies by using almond flour. I know some of you have allergies and can’t use almond. Although we haven’t tested all the flour substitutions, we do know that you can substitute the almond flour for gluten-free all purpose flour. I always recommend this one.
  • Cacao powder: Cacao is a superfood, so just think of all the health benefits you are getting by using cacao powder! You can also substitute for unsweetened cocoa powder if you don’t have cacao.
  • Coconut sugar: Coconut sugar is an unrefined sugar and I prefer using it in my recipes instead of white sugar.
  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil is needed for the brownies layer, but you can sub for ghee or butter if you choose!
  • Eggs: For a vegan option, you can swap out the eggs in this recipe for flax eggs.
  • Vanilla: Vanilla extract really gives this recipe the ultimate flavor boost.
  • Almond Milk: You can use any non-dairy milk of choice.
  • Baking soda: Of course baking soda is an essential ingredient to make these babies rise, just enough!
  • Tahini: Tahini is a key ingredient in my Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe; however, you can substitute it for any nut butter of choice! My favorite tahini is this one.
  • Maple syrup: Maple syrup is my favorite unrefined sweetener to use in my Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, so we use it in this recipe too. You can definitely omit and substitute for coconut sugar if you prefer.
  • Chocolate Chips: Lots and lots and lots of chocolate chips, my friends! My favorite dairy-free chocolate chips for baking are always these!

How to make these Double Fudge Tahini Chocolate Chip Brookies

To make this recipe, it couldn’t be easier. First prepare the batter for the brownies, and add it to a greased 8×8 baking dish. Then, prepare the batter for the cookie portion, and layer it on top of the brownie batter. I like to do this with a spoon, adding tablespoons at a time, to give this more of a marbled effect. Then you cover it with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Then bake for another 15 minutes, without the foil. The bars will be gooey – the way blondies should be! 

This recipe will make 12 to 14 squares, depending on how large you cut them. You can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Enjoy!

If you make this recipe, be sure to leave a comment and rating below! And of course, since you all know that I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creation so I can repost on my IG stories!

Double Fudge Tahini Chocolate Chip Brookies

Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
SERVES 12
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Meet your new favorite dessert: Double Fudge Tahini Chocolate Chip Blondies! I'm going to go on the record here, and say that these beautiful bites of heaven are everything you need in life, combining @nobread's famous double fudge brownies on the bottom, and my Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies on top. Need I say more?

Ingredients

Brownies Layer (Base Layer):

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer (Top Layer):

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease an 8x8 baking dish well (or line the inside with parchment paper).
  • Begin by preparing the brownies layer.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, cacao powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, eggs, vanilla, and almond milk.
  • Pour bowl of wet ingredients into the larger bowl of dry ingredients and incorporate.
  • Transfer the batter to the baking dish and make sure the brownies layer is spread evenly.
  • Next, prepare the cookie layer.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients, ensuring that everything is coated well.
  • Use a spoon to add dollops of cookie dough on top of the brownies layer.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before slicing into squares.
  • Enjoy the gooey, chocolatey goodness!

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, these are addictive! Soooo yummy! My husband, a self-proclaimed brownie connoisseur, is in love with them, too!😉

    • Woohoo!! I’d call that a win! Thanks so much for your sweet review Angie, this makes my day!

  2. 5 stars
    Yum!! This was so so good and a hit with lots of non-GF folks. I agree with the other commenter that the bake time is off though. I believe mine baked for at least an hour plus.

  3. Great recipe!! Tastes AMAZING
    only con is now i’ve made them three separate times and there is no way the bake time is 30 mins. One time it baked for over an hour and the second time was about 45 minutes

  4. 5 stars
    These were great! So easy to make , I did substitute almond butter and they were delicious!!! Thank you as always for your fabulous recipes.

  5. Hi there,

    Can I substitute liquid coconut oil for the melted coconut oil? Does it make a difference in the measurements or the texture of the brownies/

    Thanks!!

  6. FYI….I always use pecan flour for all of your recipes and they come out amazing and delish! I also cut sugar in half and they are perfect!

    • That’s great to know, Stacey! I haven’t seen pecan flour at my grocery store, but I’m going to purchase some online and play with it!