Friday, September 13, 2013

Coconut Blondies

I'm not going to lie.  Sometimes I miss living with my parents. 

I definitely didn't realize how expensive it is to bake until I was out on my own!

Consequently, I really can't bake as much as I'd like, even though I live in a house with a full kitchen this year.

But I decided today that it had been far, far too long and I needed to fix that ASAP!

So, after Bethany and I studied at Barnes and Noble for awhile we stopped at Super Saver to pick up a few ingredients to make these delicious babies!

And, if it makes you feel better these are actually not too horrible for you!  They're sort of a "light" dessert.

Coconut Blondies
Recipe Adapted from High Heels and Grills

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 large egg-whites
1 large egg
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 8" x 8" baking pan with cooking spray.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the margarine, egg whites, whole egg, brown sugar, coconut extract, and vanilla until fully incorporated. 
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until all dry has been moistened. Stir in the coconut, and pour mixture into the baking pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cut into bars and serve warm.  Ice cream or whipped topping compliment them very well! (I used a 9x9 and it only took 20 minutes!)