Blackberry Limeade Blondies

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

They’ve been seen hanging out in cobblers. They’ve even made a few appearances on a bed of spinach with goat cheese. But you’ve probably never noticed uniquely shaped blackberries sitting pretty around a dessert bar. In this summer-inspired treat, blackberries get drunk on limeade. With only 109 calories per square, you’ll be intoxicated, too (in a good way).

Blondies Recipe: Blackberry Limeade Bars

Blackberry Limeade Blondies

Makes 16 servings
Macros per serving: 109 calories | 5.9 g protein | 14.7 g carbs | 4 g fat | 2.5 g fiber | 1 g sugar


½ cup blackberries
3 Tbsp. lime juice
2 Tbsp. cashew butter
3 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
4 egg whites
1 ½ scoops Vitacost ARO Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or gluten-free flour)
¾ cup almond meal flour
1/3 cup Vitacost Xylitol
2 tsp. baking powder

Lime glaze

¼ scoop Vitacost ARO Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1 Tbsp. Vitacost Powdered Sugar
Juice of ½ lime


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9” x 9” baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, blend half of the blackberries, lime juice, cashew butter, milk, yogurt and egg whites until completely smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together protein powder, flours, xylitol and baking powder.
  4. Pour liquid ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Carefully stir in the remaining blackberries and mix well.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking dish, smoothing down with a spoon or spatula. Bake 25-28 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  6. To make optional limeade glaze, add all glaze ingredient to a small bowl and stir to combine. Add more of any ingredient until you’ve created the perfect sweet-and-tangy balance.
  7. Drizzle glaze over cooked blondies, slice into 16 even squares and serve warm.

Not a fan of lime? This recipe works just as well with lemon. You can even swap the limeade glaze for a refreshing lemonade glaze!