White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies with Toasted Coconut

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies with Toasted Coconut are a quick, easy and delicious dessert that can be enjoyed by all. This blondie is packed with roasted macadamia nuts, toasted coconut, and white chocolate chips. I was having an incredible craving for coconut over the past few days. Could it be because I am longing for warmer weather, wanting to stick my toes in the sand, or that we just booked our summer vacation? Probably all of the above! I am so sick of this cold and nasty weather! One day we go from 60 degrees and sunny to 36 degrees and rainy. Come on spring, I need you now! I guess in the meantime I can eat one of these delicious blondies and pretend I am laying on a beach on some tropical island! ;)

 

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies with Toasted Coconut

Yield: 24 blondies

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 jar dry roasted macadamia nuts, chopped (3 oz.) divided
1 cup chopped white chocolate, divided
1/2 cup sweetened coconut, toasted
3/4 cup sweetened coconut

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up the two short sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. Butter the parchment.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, blend until light in color, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and blend just until combined.
Stir in 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, 1/2 cup white chocolate, and toasted coconut, spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup coconut and remaining nuts.
Bake 34 to 36 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool blondies completely in pan on wire rack.
Melt remaining ½ cup white chocolate in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat. Transfer into a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off and drizzle over blondies. Once chocolate has set, remove blondies from pan and cut into 24 bars.

Source: Cuisine at Home, February 2009

23 Responses to “White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies with Toasted Coconut”

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    The Food Hound — March 7, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    I made blueberry white chocolate blondies to cheer up our crap-tastic weather yesterday, too!! Love the use of coconut in these!

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — March 7, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    i love macadamia nuts!!! this bar looks heavenly!

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    Steph @ okie dokie artichokie — March 7, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    I hear yah, sistah! :-p We are flying to Cabo in a few weeks and it can’t come any sooner! Sooo looking forward to digging my own toes in the sand and indulging in a margarita, or two…or three. I’ve been craving white chocolate lately…that drizzle is making me mad!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — March 7, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    ‘Tis the season for blondies! This looks like a fantastic recipe. :)

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    simplynutritiouskate — March 7, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    I love blondies I used to be OBSESSED with the ones at applebees but these look amazing I love the coconut macadamia nut combo so summery!

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    Michelle — March 7, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    Yum, these definitely remind me of summer! I’m ready for the warm weather too :-)

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    This Italian Family — March 7, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    You seriously make the prettiest food!

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    Kristi Rimkus — March 7, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    I’m with you when it comes to the cold weather! These sweet treats should cheer me up.

    Kristi

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    katshealthcorner — March 7, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

    Those are the cutest things EVER!!!! You are such a magnificent baker!!!! I love your recipes! :D

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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    muppy — March 7, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    wow these look really yummy! I eat with my eyes at your blog :)

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    happywhennothungry — March 7, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    Oh wow! These blondies look amazing! I love the addition of the macadamia nuts and coconut. Yum!

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    Baking Serendipity — March 7, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    Blondies with macadamia nuts and coconut sound like the best dessert yet :)

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    Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather — March 7, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    These look delicious! I love the macadamia nut and coconut added in. Lovely!

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    Lyndsey @ Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops — March 7, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    These look stunning (and delicious!). I love the combination of the nuts with the coconut – yum!
    I also wanted to let you know I passed on the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ to you –
    http://vanillacloudsandlemondrops.blogspot.com/2011/03/pink-champagne-truffles-and-awards.html

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    Sara — March 8, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    We’ve experienced similar weather changes here. These are just the remedy, though – I love macadamia nuts.

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    Sweet Artichoke — March 8, 2011 @ 5:40 am

    Oh my, these are the perfect blondies! I’m totally addicted to coconut and yum, macadamia nuts is a very special touch!

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    lena — March 10, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    i’m drooling and drooling at your banana muffins and these blondies here, hard to resist them !

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    Elizabeth — March 10, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Wow. That looks amazing… you’re making me hungry! (… that’s just not nice…)

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    Food Frenzy — March 11, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    These looks delicious. You can’t go wrong with white chocolate and macadamia nuts, but great touch with adding the coconut.

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