These were more of a chocolate chip cookie bar than a blondie, but I really loved them. Not only are they super easy to make (I made 2 batches at the same time) but they are amazing, I brought them to work, and they were devoured in 2 minutes. I can guarantee that whoever you make these for will love them 🙂
I didn’t modify the recipe too much, I kept the coconut in one batch, and in another I added toffee bits instead of coconut, and I really liked the depth of flavour it lent to the blondies. You can easily add in (or take away) any extras, I think these would be great with peanut butter, or with white chocolate chips instead of milk. No matter how you make these, you’ll definitely capture the heart of your valentine, hehe.
Valentine’s Day Blondies Recipe from Six Sisters Stuff
Makes 16-20 pieces (one 9×9 pan)
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut (or sub in 1/2 cup toffee bits)
1 1/4 cups milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips (use 1 1/2 cups if you’re using the toffee bits)
Pink and Red Smarties or (M&M’s) for the top
Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 9×9 inch pan with parchment paper.
Brown the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to smell nutty (make sure to watch it closely so it doesn’t burn). Let the butter cool for a few minutes, until it is almost at room temperature.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the browned butter and sugars.
Stir in egg, vanilla and salt, then stir in flour, coconut and chocolate chips until batter is thorougly mixed.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle a few Smarties on top.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Make sure to let the blondies cool before cutting or you’ll have a big ol’ gooey mess on your hands :p.