Chocolate Chip Macaroon Blondies




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Chocolate Chip Macaroon Blondies ~ part blondie, part macaroon, part chocolate chip cookie, these easy dessert bars are universally loved!

We’ll be briefly seeing our daughter at college this weekend and I want to bring her a homemade treat.  Her town is small enough that there is no Starbucks, so an amazing local bakery/coffee shop has been able to thrive there.  They make a to-die-for macaroon the size of a golf ball that is dipped in dark chocolate.  It costs a small fortune, and after you eat one you don’t need to eat for the rest of the day.  She and I are both hooked on them, so I know she’ll love these blondies.

Note: You can find coconut flour in specialty stores, online, and often in the large supermarket chains.

Chocolate Chip Macaroon Blondies
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Chocolate Chip Macaroon Blondies

Ingredients

  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (I used dark brown, you can use any kind)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • generous 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used dark, use any kind you want, including white!)
  • generous 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Line your 8x8 or 9x9 pan with foil to make it easy to remove and cut your blondies.
  3. Measure out the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.  Mix to combine.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar till fluffy, then add the eggs and extracts and mix well.
  5. Add the flour mixture, coconut and chocolate.  Mix until just well combined.
  6. Spread evenly in your pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes (check at 30) until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out moist with a few crumbs and the blondies are looking light golden.
  7. Cool before cutting.

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    grace
    January 31, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    what a terrific gift from home, sue! hooray for an area that’s actually free of the evil that is starbucks. :)

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    Lizzy
    January 31, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Oh, gosh, I REALLY want one of these!!! YUM!

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    Diane {Created by Diane}
    January 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Sue, these are making my knees weak!!! LOVE them :)

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    January 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    where has thie recipe been all my life? have you been hiding it from me? I am in love! In love I tell you!

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    Patricia Snook
    January 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    That looks so yummy!
    Lovely images! xoxo

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    Magnolia Verandah
    January 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Ok will have to hunt down some coconut flour!

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    Yasmeen
    January 30, 2012 at 2:49 am

    You are such a sweet and thoughtful mom. By the look of those, there’s no doubt she’ll absolutely love them. Best that Starbucks hasn’t invaded — I bet she’ll find more interesting goodies at her local bakeshop anyway :)

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    tiffany rose
    January 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Ooh! I’d bet my dad would love these. There used to be a nearby bakery with blondies he’d enjoy when he visited. I will make some to send overnight for him. (BTW, I gave you the Liebster Award a week ago and am way behind on visiting with my favorite blogs, oops.)

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    Victoria
    January 29, 2012 at 8:53 am

    have a great time visiting your daughter! what a great treat to take…and i want to see a pic of those giant macaroons one day!!!

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    Mary
    January 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I adore coconut chocolate chip blondies. They are my favorite version ever! Love the addition of the coconut flour and I have some in the freezer already. I’m going to try that in my next batch. Thanks!

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    hobby baker
    January 29, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Oh, now I’m going to have to dig through the freezer and find where I’ve stashed my coconut flour!

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    yummychunklet
    January 29, 2012 at 2:04 am

    These look delicious! Well worth the specialty coconut flour.

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    annie
    January 29, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Sue,
    You’re killing me…these look so good i almost want to hop in the car and run buy chocolate chips while the oven heats up. Beautiful and I’ll bet they are delicious!
    xo
    annie

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    From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    January 29, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Whats not to love. They look decadent and so delicious. Just what a goody from a mother should be. Lucky girl!

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    Heather @girlichef.com
    January 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I’ve contemplated buying coconut flour, but haven’t yet…always putting it off until I had something in mind to make. It’s going on my list now…these look awesome!

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    Jacquelyn
    January 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Ok, you read my mind. I have been looking to make blondies for the kids and I am going to use this recipe. We still love and make your pumpkin bread quite often.

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