White Chocolate Coconut Blondies

White Chocolate Coconut Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. These easy brown butter blondies are flavored with shredded coconut and white chocolate chips. Make your own homemade blondies by adding you favorite kind of dark chocolate chips, mixed nuts, and more! Find the recipe and tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com .

Happy Thursday from sweet home Alabama! This time of year, at least in these parts, means that college football season is near. Yes, in just a few short days I will kiss my husband goodbye and re-familiarize myself with that far-off gaze that only a football game and a plate of buffalo hot wings can render. So to start this season off on the right foot, I’m sharing an easy, crowd-pleasing, one-bowl recipes that you can show off at the tailgate nearest you. Yes, these white chocolate coconut blondies will make even the least interested college football fan (guilty) show up at your party tent ready to rumble.

Go Sports!

Growing up, I was not what you would call a football fan. At the time, I had a healthy interest in professional and college basketball (GO CATS!), but football really wasn’t on my radar. It wasn’t until I moved to Birmingham, Alabama for college that I learned of the vicious football rivalries that existed in my new state. “So who do you pull for? Auburn or Alabama?” I heard that question a time or two and I’m pretty sure I laughed every time. I could have written a dissertation on the birthplace of jorts (thats “jean shorts” for those of you not from North Florida) with more interest than I could have aligned myself to one of two schools that I knew or cared nothing about. BYE FELECIA.

White Chocolate Coconut Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. These easy brown butter blondies are flavored with shredded coconut and white chocolate chips. Make your own homemade blondies by adding you favorite kind of dark chocolate chips, mixed nuts, and more! Find the recipe and tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com .

My Own Sports Career

By junior year, I had dated one (okay, one and a half) players from our school’s football team, so my knowledge in the sport had increased by at least 250%. I joined my sorority’s C-list flag football team, bought some knee socks and a fresh pair of Sophies, and determined I was ready to go pro.

Our team was, to say the least, bad. Okay, we were terrible. AWFUL. In one particular game, a girl on our team lost her shorts (and panties) to a flag pull gone wrong. Later, we executed our best play dubbed “The Eagle” where we all stopped running and began dancing on the field as some sort of means of distraction; it was not successful. The single time I touched the ball that evening was on a punt return where I caught the ball and ran towards the wrong end zone. I realized my mistake at the 15 yard line, immediatlely  panicked, and hurled the ball at an unassuming teammate. (Spoiler alert: she didn’t catch the ball. We lost the game. I’m told that everything I did was wrong.)

White Chocolate Coconut Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. These easy brown butter blondies are flavored with shredded coconut and white chocolate chips. Make your own homemade blondies by adding you favorite kind of dark chocolate chips, mixed nuts, and more! Find the recipe and tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com .

If you, like me, aren’t a savvy football fan or wouldn’t know a tailgate if it sat on your face, let me help you. Learn from the mistakes of the diehards and wannabes that have gone before you. Here are a few football fan fun facts that will keep you on the invite list for games to come.

How To Not Be A Loser At A Football Game:

  1. DO know which teams are playing in the game. People will laugh if you show up sporting your Keyshawn Johnson jersey and you don’t even know what team the Bucs are playing for the ring. Not like I know from experience or anything.
  2. DO try to sit with people you know. You’ll regret that single scalped ticket if you wind up in the opposing team’s section next to a bunch of potty mouths.
  3. DON’T show up to a tailgate empty-handed! Cookies, a dip, or Chex mix are always appropriate.
  4. DO wear your team colors, but avoid silks, rayon, and form-fitting clothes that will most certainly show off your pit stains and swamp butt. That is not winning.
  5. DON’T drink too much in first quarter of the game. The bleachers are no place to sleep one off.
  6. DO avoid the concession stand at halftime. No amount of chili dogs are worth those lines.
  7. DON’T sit next to the shirtless guys with the body paint unless you’re totally okay with the potential of this happening.
  8. DON’T leave a game early. It only takes one second to miss something.
  9. DO remember that tailgating is a marathon, not a sprint. Those Frito’s and sausage balls might go down smooth, but you don’t want to lug that with you to the upper bowl.
  10. DO make all the brown butter blondies, all the time. FACT: people who bring blondies have more fun.

White Chocolate Coconut Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. These easy brown butter blondies are flavored with shredded coconut and white chocolate chips. Make your own homemade blondies by adding you favorite kind of dark chocolate chips, mixed nuts, and more! Find the recipe and tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com .

White Chocolate Coconut Blondies

These white chocolate coconut blondies are tailgating staples. This recipe make a huge pan of treats, perfect for sharing, toting across the quad, and shoving in your pockets to get through game day security. Even better, this same batter can be adapted to meet your preferences, so with the same handful of ingredients you can have a variety of chewy goodies to share with the world. Ya welcome.

Making the Blondies

To make these white chocolate coconut blondies, we start by browning some butter. Lucky for you, you’re a pro at browning butter, so you whip that up quickly and let the golden fat cool. From there, it’s a one bowl and done kind of recipe. Stir some brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla into your butter and then fold in the dry ingredients. That’s it! The batter is done. Just toss in the shredded coconut and white chocolate chips and voila! They’re finished!

White Chocolate Coconut Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. These easy brown butter blondies are flavored with shredded coconut and white chocolate chips. Make your own homemade blondies by adding you favorite kind of dark chocolate chips, mixed nuts, and more! Find the recipe and tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com .

After baking, these brown butter blondies are chewy and oh-so flavorful. Coconut and white chocolate makes a perfect pairing, but you could also opt for dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips as well. Maybe a little lime zest? Maybe sub in some of the coconut for chopped macadamia nuts? Whatever works for you. They’re always delish!

White Chocolate Coconut Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. These easy brown butter blondies are flavored with shredded coconut and white chocolate chips. Make your own homemade blondies by adding you favorite kind of dark chocolate chips, mixed nuts, and more! Find the recipe and tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com .

Don’t be a loser at this year’s football games. Don’t be like me. Just make these white chocolate coconut blondies and thank the heavens that someone (*raises hand*) has figured out the hard stuff for you. Get your game on this weekend and think of me when you sink your teeth into these bad boys.

Also, there’s only ONE MORE WEEK to vote for your favorite bloggers in the Saveur Blog Awards. You’ll find me in the best baking and sweets category. Click here to vote today and as often as you’d like!

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White Chocolate Coconut Blondies

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These white chocolate coconut blondies feature chewy insides, shredded coconut, and a brown butter dough!

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed into equals sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8″ square pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Add the butter to a light-bottomed pan over medium heat. Melt the butter, stirring regularly. Once the butter is melted and has stopped sizzling as frequently, begin to whisk constantly until the butter has browned to a medium-dark hue. (See notes for help.) Remove the butter to a separate large bowl. Allow to cool briefly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Once slightly cooled, whisk the brown sugar into the brown butter. Add the eggs and the vanilla and whisk well to combine. In a seprate small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the brown butter mixture and fold to combine. Add the coconut and white chocolate chips and fold just until combined.
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and then bake in the preheated oven, about 25-30 minutes or until the edges are set and a toothpick inserted to the center just barely comes out clean.

Notes

See my previous post on browning butter if you need a little help in this area.

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16 thoughts on “White Chocolate Coconut Blondies”

  1. NewSchoolHousewife

    My husband requested blondies, so of course I came to find Kate’s recipe first. Her method for browning butter gave me the perfect result. I crushed up peanut toffee m&ms and added them to the base batter. This blondie base will be the only blondie recipe I ever need.
    I can usually pass up dessert, but these salty sweet brown butter bars are dangerously addicting!

  2. hahaha this so reminds me of how I feel about the AFL here in Melbourne – it’s a very Melbourne game, and everyone is SO into it, but I don’t have a clue how it works having grown up with rugby in NZ. I need a master list of tips like yours!! and these blondies look stunning – I think I’d have to just make a batch of each (way too indecisive when it comes to food haha)

    1. Ok, how did I know know you were in Melbourne!?!?! That’s awesome! Clearly I’ve had my head in the sand for a bit too long.

      And as for the blondies, you can totally split the batch. It was messy, but I did it. 🙂

  3. not a football fan either, but maybe that’s because the schools i’ve gone to aren’t really football schools? my high school always had a horrible track record, and welp, my college is undefeated (meaning that we don’t even have one lol). also, you’ve dated 1.5 football players?! i feel like there’s a story there (; these sound incredible (i mean blondies come on), especially the coconut white chocolate ones (:

    1. To be fair, my school was a tiny private school and was terrible at football too. So I hear you. 😉 Maybe I’ll share the 1.5 players story someday.

    1. For SURE make them for a tailgate. Please lmk how it turns out. Also, football coach wife!?!? There’s got to be some good stories there. 🙂

  4. The image of you playing football–I can’t really 😂
    Unless there was a big ice cream sundae in the end zone or a new pair of jeans, then maybe
    These blondes are so so good. Thanks for sharing

  5. Cute story! And I love, love, love Brown Butter Blondies! In fact, I think brown butter makes everything better! Have a wonderful weekend Kate!

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