We know you love all this one-pan stuff! Now you can make your cake and avoid washing any bowls…on Pesach too! Everyone loves these chocolate chip squares.
Pesach cakes seem like they take forever to make. Separate the eggs, beat the whites, wash, beat the yolks, wash. Lots of separating and washing. At our past photoshoot, we were discussing, why couldn’t we have a recipe as simple and easy as our no-mixer oatmeal squares?
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips (or equivalent chopped chocolate)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oil
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Combine all dry ingredients using a fork in a 9- x 13-inch pan (disposable is fine, see photo!). Add the wet ingredients and mix.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes or until set. Let cool for 10 minutes. Cut into bars. Let cool fully.
UPDATE: So many people have made these chocolate chip bars, that we can now tell you all about the successful variations that they’ve tried.
*One BCP reader used pecans, macadamia nuts, chopped chocolate, and raisins instead of chocolate chips. Yum!
*Another BCP readers used ground almonds instead of almond flour and it also worked fine.
*To make it a little healthier, one BCP reader used coconut sugar instead of sugar, as a straight out swap.
*One BCP reader made this into a brownie version! Add 1/4 cup cocoa and 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar.
*One BCP reader left out the baking powder and still had success. Another subbed with 1/2 the quantity of baking soda. All good.
*Some are planning to serve these warm for dessert! Underbake and warm up, and serve with ice cream, hot chocolate sauce, and candied nuts.
*Some BCP readers who have children with egg allergies substituted the eggs with 4 ounces applesauce.
*One substituted half the almond flour with coconut flour and swapped the eggs for applesauce (and used a little less sugar since applesauce is sweet)…and still delicious! This recipe is so versatile!
Disclaimer: While 9×13 pans are a great convenient option, all of the recipes featured in this series can also be made in a non-disposable (i.e. glass, ceramic, or metal) baking pan (cooking/baking times may be a little shorter).
Is there something I can substitute the almond flour with? We have allergies in the house.
Leah Schapira says
I’m sorry we didn’t test this recipe with other choices. Please check our nut and egg free options here: https://betweencarpools.com/family-members-with-allergies-egg-and-nut-free-options-for-pesach/
I just experimented with quinoa flakes. But I also added some cake meal because I didn’t have enough. They came out great . I had to replace the eggs too with applesauce and the pan is already gone!
Just made two of these!!! They are insane, in a good way 😉 I’ll be making more
Can I use ground almonds instead of almond flour
Can I omit the baking powder?
Leah Schapira says
Yes, however it will be much denser.
Nancy Archey says
The baking powder makes this non-passover friendly in the traditional sense… You may want to include a remark about that for folks who may not know.
Can you use potato starch instead of Almond Flour?
These are delicious. Thank you!
Hi, I replaced the almond flour with mostly quinoa flakes + cake meal and the eggs with applesauce . I will make them again so I know the measurements. It can definitely Be added to the egg/ nut allergy page!
Due to nut and egg allergies I replaced the almond flour with 1 cup quinoa flakes and 1 cup cake meal. I replaced the 2 eggs with half a cup of applesauce. I used avocado oil.
Amazing versatile recipe! Thank you!
These were delicious! I made 3 batches already in the last week! We did it with coconut sugar, organic eggs and extra light olive oil for a healthier version!
How can we make them chometzdik?
These are delicious! This is my first Pesach and I don’t have time to bake cookies so this is a perfect replacement! So fast and easy my 12 year old basically did it on her own.
Elise Saks says
Suggestions for making this good for around the year? Can I just substitute regular flour for almond fllour?
Leah Schapira says
You can try our all year round version:
Can I replace the almond flour for regular flour?
ESTY Landau says
Give me the fullest recipe and how it tastes
Does this freeze well?
Can these be made ahead and frozen?