Gluten Free Apricot White Chocolate Blondies are the seasonal bar dessert everyone can enjoy. Time to get baking!
I have a weird relationship with apricots. I don’t like eating them. I think they’re awful — both the taste and the texture! But put them in some muffins or some kind of dessert and then they become totally irresistible.
My husband seems to often forget that I don’t actually like snacking on apricots so when he excitedly comes home with 4 pounds of apricots that were on sale that he “just had to get,” it’s time to start baking! I’m not sure if he’s truly forgetting this fact about me or just “forgetting” in hopes that I’ll bake with them but my leg certainly doesn’t need to be pulled!
One of my favorite things to make with apricots is this honey sweetened apricot jam but I thought I’d try something else for once. It’s way too hot outside (and inside!) for heavy duty recipe testing that requires use of the oven so I adapted one of my recipes, strawberry white chocolate blondies, to come up with today’s recipe. I think I may even prefer the apricot version over the strawberry one!
I switched out the strawberries and strawberry jam for apricots and apricot jam and I also added some almond extract. I’m telling you — apricots + almond extract + white chocolate is divine! I brought both versions to a get-together recently and they were both a hit. And nobody knew that they were gluten-free!
I thought about if I should even call these blondies as they’re more of a cross between blondies and bars. But whatever they are, they’re incredibly delicious and worth turning on that oven for!
For more apricot goodness, try this apricot granola. It uses dried apricots so it’s perfect for when fresh are out of season! This summer focaccia is also incredible. Just look at all those apricots and cherries on top!
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