No offense to all the brownies out there, but these blondies definitely have more fun. Especially at Christmas time. You can cut these into 9 to 18 servings depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have this time of year.
- 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) melted
- 1-1/2 cups brown sugar lightly packed
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- green and red sprinkles for decorating
Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare a 9"x9" baking pan with cooking spray or parchment paper. Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl beat together the eggs and vanilla extract.
Add the melted butter and brown sugar and beat until well blended.
Stir in the chocolate chips and coconut flakes with a spatula.
Fold the blondie mixture into the baking pan and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle equal amounts of the red and green sprinkles over the top of the mixture. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes or until a tooth pick test comes out clean. Let cool completely before serving.
Did you know: Blondies are considered the opposite of brownies mostly because the former are vanilla-based and the latter is chocolate-based. While vanilla isn’t really the ‘opposite’ of chocolate, these two popular flavours have always been treated as ‘rivals’. For instance, if you don’t like chocolate, you’d go for vanilla. And if you’re not a fan of vanilla, you’d opt for chocolate. And for the record, I'm a fan of both, just depends on what ingredients i have available.