Coconut Dark M&M Blondies

March 26, 2012

in American,Bar Desserts,Brownies,Recipes

Coconut Dark M&M Blondies

Looking for a recipe to make on a cold and rainy day?

I’ve got just the thing!

This recipe is sure to bring a little sunshine into your home especially on days like this.

Be sure to have your sunglasses on hand, because once you make a batch of these babies you’ll be needing them.

Not sure if it’s the name “Blondie” that just screams “sunshine”, or the fact that I added coconut flakes. For all I know, the sunshine could have very well been attributed to the cup full of Easter M&Ms that I threw in the mix, regardless… I’m telling you it worked!


 

Coconut Dark M&M Blondies
 
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Serves: 16-20
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark M&Ms, plus a few more to sprinkle over the top
  • 1¾ cups sweetened coconut flakes, toasted and cooled
Directions
  1. Position rack in center of oven then pre-heat to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9x13 inch brownie pan with foil paper leaving a slight overhang.
  3. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time. Mix on low just until combined.
  5. Add vanilla and coconut extracts. Mix on low to incorporate.
  6. Add M&Ms and toasted coconut flakes. Stir together with a wooden spoon.
  7. Spread batter into prepared pan. Level batter with the help of an off-set spatula. Sprinkle a few M&Ms over the top.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Allow pan to cool for 10 minutes before lifting the aluminum foil.
  10. Slice and serve.

 

Best enjoyed with an ice cold glass of milk, a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, or both!

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