Dear Mother Nature,
Is it Spring yet?
What’s up with the bitter cold days and no snow? It’s almost the end of January!
Do you realize I have three disappointed kids that await the snow? We still haven’t taken our annual “making snow angels” photos!
How about we just skip it all to Summer, huh?
In the meantime, I will enjoy those blondies. They take me away to a beach where the warm sun bathes my face, sweet breeze brushes my hair… Where my kids can have FUN outdoors, making sand castles… Where my Hubby and I can enjoy our favorite Summer drink – Piña Colada.
Those bars are gooey and rich! The rum flavor and coconut truly reminds you of Summer and the white chocolate adds to looks and sweetness.
The only thing I would change next time – is making them in 13″ x 9″ pan. They are sooo good!
If you long to warm and sunny days, like we do, you should make those blondies.
Piña Colada Blondies
1 c brown sugar
1/4 c butter, melted, cooled
1 eggs, slightly beaten
2 drops butter rum flavoring oil or 1 tsp rum extract
1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c shredded coconut
1/2 c white chocolate chips
No mixer needed with this recipe.
Grease and flour a 8″ x 8″ pan. Set aside. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and set aside to cool in room temperature. ( You can microwave it for 18-20 seconds, until partially melted, then swirl the bowl or use fork to melt it entirely. Place in the fridge for 5-7 minutes, pull out and set on the counter. )
In the meantime, in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients ( flour, baking powder and salt ).
In a large mixing bowl, stir butter and sugar with a wooden spoon. Add egg and rum extract. Stir until all smooth.
Slowly add the dry ingredients. Stir until all is well combined.
Fold in the coconut and chocolate chips.
Scrape the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25-28 minutes. Let cool before cutting.
Those bars are the best eaten the same day as baked. Store in air-tight container.
What is the weather like in your part of country / world? Are you enjoying the outdoors?
I hope you enjoy this recipe!