Monday, September 12, 2011

Coconut Chocolate Chip Blondies

Coconut Chocolate Chip Blondies

Makes 16 2"-square bars.

Mmm... amazing!  The original recipe recommends a baking time of 25-30 minutes, but after 28 minutes, mine were still very underdone, so I've upped the time to 30-35.  If you have a hot oven, check earlier.  And my "chocolate drizzle" kind of turned into a spread.  Se la vie.
Source: Brown Eyed Baker

1 c. all-purpose flour
1/8 t. salt
4 oz. unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 c. light brown sugar
1 large egg
1½ t. vanilla extract
1 c. sweetened flaked coconut
1 c. chocolate chips or chunks

1 c. chocolate chips
1 t. butter

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8-inch square baking pan.

Combine the flour and salt; set aside.  Stir together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth; beat in egg and vanilla extract until well blended.  Slowly beat in the flour mixture until blended, then stir in the coconut and chocolate chips.  Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth even with a rubber spatula.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until set in the center but still soft. Do not overbake. Let the bars cool slightly before drizzling with chocolate, then cool completely before cutting into squares.

For the topping, combine the chocolate and butter in a small bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle over the bars. 

1 comment: