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Tahini Blondies with Chocolate Chips


Tahini Blondies with Chocolate Chips

Tahini Blondies are one of my favorite inventions, for sure it is their relationship to halvah.  I love these delightful bar cookies cut into small pieces served on a plate with a small cup of espresso as an afternoon pick me up.  I would also try a sprinkling of sesame seeds on top or crumbles of chocolate halvah to finish these blondies.  I like making a pan of tahini blondies for gifting, it's the gift that will make your friends and family very happy.

Ingredients

1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1&1/2 cups light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 cup tahini, stirred well, I use Soom Premium Tahini
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 ounce bittersweet chocolate chips
Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling


Preheat the oven to 350F

Line a 9x13 metal baking pan with parchment and spray with baker's spray.

Whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.  Whisk in the eggs.
Whisk in the vanilla bean paste and tahini.
Use a flexible spatula to stir in the flours, salt and baking powder, mixing until just combined.
Then gently fold in the chocolate chips, don't over mix.
Using a flexible spatula spread the batter in the prepared pan and smooth the top.
Sprinkle on the flaky sea salt.
Bake in the middle of the oven for 22-24 minutes, until lightly browned and puffy.
Cool completely before cutting into small squares.




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