Saturday, March 26, 2011

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies


1 cup all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temp.
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, plus extra to sprinkle on top of the bars
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8" or 9x9" baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, allowing it to come up and overlap the pan on two sides.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour and salt and then set aside. In a separate, large bowl, stir together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended.

Slowly beat the flour and salt mixture into the wet ingredients until just blended. Stir in the coconut and chocolate chips. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and evenly spread it smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle extra coconut on top.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until set in the centre but still soft. Do not overbake or you will burn the coconut on top. Cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes, then lift out of the pan and cut the into bars. To make slicing easier you can chill the bars in the fridge or freezer to firm them up prior to cutting.

*Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

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