Monday, January 17, 2011

Coconut Pecan Blondies

Coconut Pecan Blondies

1 egg
3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
couple dashes of salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup shredded coconut
4 squares (1 oz each) white baking chocolate coarsely chopped (I suppose you could use mini chocolate chips)

In a mixing bowl add egg and brown sugar.
Beat for 3 minutes. It will be really light colored.  Don't worry if you don't so the whole time they still come out really good.
 Add butter and vanilla, mixing well. 
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in separate bowl.
Add to brown sugar mixture and beat just until blended.
This is how your chocolate should look.
Add pecans and chocolate.  You can stir or I use the mixer, it's faster.  Just until incorporated or your bars will not be nice!
Spread into a foil lined, greased 8 x 8 pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs.  Don't over bake.  I start checking at 25 minutes. I will firm up a little after it is done cooling.
When it is completely cooked lift it out with the foil and cut!
It is an award winner.  I have won CHAMPION (Dark Purple ribbon)  and Reserve Champion (Light Purple ribbon) at the Washington County Fair the two years I took it.

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