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Dark Chocolate Coconut Blondies

February 7, 2012

Dark Chocolate Coconut Blondies (noun): [dahrk chaw-kuh-lit koh-kuh-nuht blon-dee-s] A chewy, vanilla square flavored with sweetened flaked coconut and decadent dark chocolate chunks.

This was my first experience with blondies, and they turned out great. They’re very similar to cookies, both in taste and texture… a bit of crunch on the outside and nice and chewy on the inside. If you’re a fan of coconut, you’ll love them.

This recipe is for a square 8-inch pan, which makes about 9 decent sized blondies. If all you have is a 9×11 baking pan, or if you just want to make more, you can easily double the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour and salt.

  • Mix together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the egg until well combined and then stir in the vanilla extract.

  • Slowly mix the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture until completely combined.
  • Mix in 1 cup of flaked coconut with a rubber spatula or spoon.

  • Now add your dark chocolate chunks, mixing gently to combine.

  • You should end up with a cookie-dough-like batter that looks like this:

  • Scrap all the batter into a greased, square 8-inch pan.

  • Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the top is slightly golden. The finished product should look similar to a big cookie.
  • Let cook completely, cut into squares and serve!

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