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Coconut Chocolate Blondies

Coconut Chocolate Blondies

Today is our one year anniversary! It was a very busy year. We bought a house a month after we got married. We did a lot of traveling too. We went to California, Alaska, Illinois, Colorado, and Florida. We’ve also been busy with work, house projects, family, and friends. We are enjoying married life. Everything is so much better when you are with the one you love.

I don’t want to get all love sappy, but I want to give Joshua a quick shout out-I love you sweetie! Happy Anniversary! Thanks for being the greatest husband! I appreciate everything you do for me. The first year as Mrs. Lichty was a dream, I am looking forward to years and years of happiness and joy with you! LOVE YOU!

Isn’t he handsome????
Ok, now onto a recipe. I love bar treats. They are easy to make, travel well, and everyone loves them! When I saw these Coconut Chocolate Blondies on Brown Eyed Baker, I knew I had to try them.

They were almost too easy to make:) I whipped them up in no time! I added extra coconut before baking and I am glad I did. The coconut toasted up nicely in the oven and added great flavor to the bars. The bars are loaded with chocolate and coconut and VERY rich! They didn’t last long though, our friends kept coming back for more!

If you need an easy treat, try these. They are perfect for traveling, picnics, and pure indulgence!


Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Source: Brown Eyed Baker

(Printable Recipe)


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

More Coconut-for sprinkling on the top of the bars.


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

2. Combine the flour and salt; whisk and set to the side.

3. Stir together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy; beat in egg and vanilla extract until well blended.

4. Slowly beat in the flour and salt mixture until just blended. Next, stir in the coconut and chocolate chips. Scrape the batter into the pan. Make sure the batter is spread evenly, smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle extra coconut on top of the bars.

5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until set in the center but still soft. Do not overbake the bars. Let cool slightly before serving. Cut the bars into squares.

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85 Responses to “Coconut Chocolate Blondies”

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  1. 1
    VeggieGirl — June 14, 2009 @ 6:48 am

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!! I wish you two a lifetime together.

    And good choice with the blondies!! You know how much I love them ;-)

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums — June 14, 2009 @ 7:12 am

    Happy Anniversary! Those blodies look so good!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    RecipeGirl — June 14, 2009 @ 7:23 am

    Happy 1st year!! May you have 100 more :)

    Good job on the baked goods, as usual. They look delicious!

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    Balance, Joy and Delicias! — June 14, 2009 @ 7:26 am

    happy anniversary!!! :)

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    Justin — June 14, 2009 @ 7:30 am

    it's funny how the simple addition of the coconut makes these seem so amazing. p.s. happy 1-year.

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    Foodie with Little Thyme! — June 14, 2009 @ 7:36 am

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Risa — June 14, 2009 @ 7:37 am

    Happy anniversary! I just made blondies this morning :)

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    Sara — June 14, 2009 @ 8:06 am

    Happy Anniversary! Congrats on year #1. :)

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    Jenny — June 14, 2009 @ 8:09 am

    Happy Anniversary

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    Kyla — June 14, 2009 @ 8:18 am

    Happy 1 year!!! Love, Kyla

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    Nicole — June 14, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    happy anniversary!

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    Amy Beatty — June 14, 2009 @ 8:26 am

    Wow, this year has gone by so quickly! I feel like I have been reading your blog much longer though. Hurray for the two of you and love, and all your yummy treats!!!

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    Tracy — June 14, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    Happy anniversary!! Those look great! :-)

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    Jamie — June 14, 2009 @ 8:31 am

    Happy Anniversary!!! These look delicious!!! I may have to give em a whirl this week!!! YUM

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    Barbara Bakes — June 14, 2009 @ 9:10 am

    Happy anniversary! He is very handsome. I know I would love this recipe!

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    Connie Weiss — June 14, 2009 @ 9:13 am

    I love bars too!

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Erin — June 14, 2009 @ 9:32 am

    Happy Anniversary! These blondies look so delicious!

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    Manggy — June 14, 2009 @ 9:38 am

    Happy anniversary you guys! Here's to many more years together! :)

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    The Food Librarian — June 14, 2009 @ 9:47 am

    Happy Happy Anniversary! What a cute couple you are!!

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    Bellini Valli — June 14, 2009 @ 10:01 am

    Happy Anniversary you two. A life of love, laughter and …good food like this combination of 2 of my favourite treats chocolate and coconut:D

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    Kerstin — June 14, 2009 @ 10:11 am

    Happy anniversary! Lovely brownies :)

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    Snooky doodle — June 14, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a nice day. These bars look delicious! yummy! I love chocolate and coconut

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    ttfn300 — June 14, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    he is handsome ;) happy anniversary to you two!!!

    love those bars!

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    foodcreate — June 14, 2009 @ 11:46 am

    Happy Anniversary and many more to come~~~ Growing up and falling in Love!!!!Wonderful feeling:)

    Thanks for sharing ~~~~

    Welcome~~~~
    http://foodcreate.com

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    Heather B — June 14, 2009 @ 12:01 pm

    Happy Anniversary! He is very handsome! And the blondies don't look half bad either! ;)

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    Jan — June 14, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you both!

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    Helene — June 14, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Great blondies.

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    Gaby — June 14, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!! love the brownies too!

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    Tracey — June 14, 2009 @ 12:57 pm

    Happy Anniversary! And thanks for sharing the blondies – they look delicious!

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    chris+amber — June 14, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

    I can't believe it has been a year already! Congrats! I need to meet this guy that's making you so happy! Those bars look delightful! Have a great day!

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    VintageMixer — June 14, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

    Happy Anniversary! He's a lucky guy :)

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    Katrina — June 14, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

    Ahhh, happy anniversary. My husband and I celebrate our 12th on the 20th.
    The chocolate coconut blondies look divine! Mmmm!

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    Flourchild — June 14, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

    Awww how sweet one year of marriage! Congrats and your next 60 plus years together be filled with laughter and love!
    The Blondie bars look so tasty. I have to make them soon!

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    Mary — June 14, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

    Maria, a very Happy Anniversary to you and Josh. May there be a hundred more.

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    Clumbsy Cookie — June 14, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    You guys are so cute together! Happy anniversary again! Lovely bars!

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    suzi — June 14, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! That was one FAST year. We love you guys! We will call you later.

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    Joi — June 14, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! You are a beautiful couple.

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    Monica H — June 14, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Erica — June 14, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Happy Anniversary! Hope you guys had a fabulous day. And what a delicious treat

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    chou — June 14, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

    Congratulations!

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