Chocolate chunk cookie bars

Chocolate chunk cookie bars

It took me a few days to decide whether I wanted to call these Chocolate Chunk Blondies or Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars. Because really, is there a difference? After conducting more Google searches than I'm willing to admit, I've come to the conclusion that there isn't. So I flipped a coin and cookie bars won. I wish I was kidding, but I'm not.

Oh, and here's a view from the side. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get ready for my coffee date with Cara.

Update: Cara and I bonded over multiple cups of coffee and steel cut oats. And learned that our lives are eerily parallel. Right down to our tiny bladders. Proof (of us meeting, not of our tiny bladders).


1/4 cup vegan butter
1 cup cane sugar
1 tbsp unsulphured molasses
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp soft silken tofu
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of baking powder
2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a 9x9 metal baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, molasses and vanilla extract using a hand mixer on high speed. Beat for 1-2 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Mix in the tofu, milk, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add the flour and mix just until combined. Using an offset spatula, spread the batter evenly over the prepared pan. Press the chunks into the top of the dough. Bake at 350˚F for 25-30 minutes. Cut into squares and store in an air tight container for up to three days.

Yield: 16 bars


  1. Well..I don't like coffee anyway. So it's not like I'm jealous of you guys or anything. My eyes are just watering because my stomach hurts from looking at those chocolate chunk bars.

  2. i'm jealous, too ;( the cookies bars look delish, by the way ;)

  3. That tablespoon of molasses looks like a secret weapon...going to try these soon as I love blondies and am kinda sick of the recipe I usually make (it's great, but I'm sick of it).

    Vegan Fazool

    P.S. So fun that you and Cara got to meet in person!

  4. Yay! I'm so glad you are back. These look delicious! =)

  5. super cool! these bars look so fabulous. and those choc chips are cut up so perfectly..

  6. BFF!!! (Blogging friends forever) haha. You are seriously the best, Ashlae. I couldn't be more pleased to have you in my life :)

  7. Hello! Thank you for this *amazing* recipe. Your blog is just fantastic.

    In this recipe's instructions, "baking soda" is written twice as "pinch of..soda" and "1/2 tsp..soda". > The 1/2 tsp is meant to be the baking powder, right?

    Thanks again! ^_^

    1. Thanks for the heads up, lady! The 1/2 teaspoon is for the baking soda - pinch is for the powder, just to give them a little lift. I've corrected the recipe above.