Coconut Blondies
 
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Serves: 24 bars
Ingredients
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 & ½ cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 & ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 &1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toasted, coarsely chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Generously butter a 9 x 13 in baking dish and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer [or other large mixing bowl, if using a hand mixer], cream the butter briefly, and then mix in the sugars until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Pour the coconut into the mixing bowl [it gets mixed in with the flour mixture]
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients - the flour, salt and baking powder.
  6. With the mixer on low, blend in the coconut and dry ingredients.
  7. Turn the mixer up just a bit and mix in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  8. Spread the dough evenly in the prepared pan, and bake for about 35 minutes, turning halfway through baking time. A toothpick inserted near the center will come out with no more than a few moist crumbs when they are done.
  9. Cool completely and cut into bars. Will keep tightly sealed at room temperature for about a week.
Recipe by The Creekside Cook at http://thecreeksidecook.com/coconut-blondies/