The holidays are here! And you know what that means? It鈥檚 time for parties galore! Searching for the perfect sweet treat to make your next get together? We鈥檝e teamed up with our friends at Almond Board of California to bring you an awesome gluten-free dessert recipe.

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Yep, you read that right. Gluten-free! We鈥檒l show you how to use whole natural almonds (+ a few other ingredients) to make ooey gooey, extremely chocolatey blondies. Read on for the deets!

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Ingredients:
鈥 2 1/2 cups whole natural almonds

鈥 2 sticks salted butter, softened

鈥 1 cup brown sugar

鈥 1/2 cup granulated sugar

鈥 2 eggs

鈥 1 teaspoon vanilla

鈥 1 teaspoon baking soda

鈥 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

鈥 red + green chocolate candies

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9脳13 baking sheet and line with parchment paper.

2. Pulse almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix to combine. Add ground almonds and baking soda. Mix. Fold in chocolate chips.

3. Spread batter onto your lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with red and green chocolate candies. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into squares. Enjoy!

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9脳13 baking sheet and line with parchment paper. Pulse almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Set aside.

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In a large bowl, cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix to combine. Add ground almonds and baking soda. Mix. Fold in chocolate chips.

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Spread batter onto your lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with red and green chocolate candies.

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Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

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Cut into squares and serve 鈥檈m up!

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Your gluten-free friends are going to love you for these.

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Did we mention they pair perfectly with hot cocoa?

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Who wants a bite?!

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This post is a collaboration with Almond Board of California.