Samoa Blondies

Since it’s Girl Scout Cookie season, I figured I’d give these a try.  These blondies are really, really good.  The browned butter gives these a rich flavor and the coconut and chocolate are just an awesome combination.  

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups M&M’s
  • A few extra M&M’s
HOW TO MAKE IT
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Spray 8×8″ (or similar size) pan with nonstick spray and then line the bottom with parchment paper
  • Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it browns and begins to smell nutty (watch it closely so it doesn’t burn – I had to make two batches because my first one burned!)
  • Let the butter cool for a few minutes, until just barely warm
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the browned butter and sugars
  • With a wooden spoon, stir in egg, vanilla and salt
  • Stir in flour, coconut and M&M’s until batter is blended
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula and sprinkle a few additional M&M’s on top
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes (25 minutes will yield under baked, gooey blondies and 30 minutes will be fully cooked – I baked mine for 27 minutes and they were perfect)
  • Let the blondies cool before turning them out onto a cutting board and slicing into squares (chilling them will make that process even easier)

*Recipe adapted from Recipe Girl