Today is our one year anniversary! It was a very busy year. We bought a house a month after we got married. We did a lot of traveling too. We went to California, Alaska, Illinois, Colorado, and Florida. We've also been busy with work, house projects, family, and friends. We are enjoying married life. Everything is so much better when you are with the one you love.
I don't want to get all love sappy, but I want to give Joshua a quick shout out-I love you sweetie! Happy Anniversary! Thanks for being the greatest husband! I appreciate everything you do for me. The first year as Mrs. Lichty was a dream, I am looking forward to years and years of happiness and joy with you! LOVE YOU!
Isn't he handsome???? Ok, now onto a recipe. I love bar treats. They are easy to make, travel well, and everyone loves them! When I saw these Coconut Chocolate Blondies on Brown Eyed Baker, I knew I had to try them.
They were almost too easy to make:) I whipped them up in no time! I added extra coconut before baking and I am glad I did. The coconut toasted up nicely in the oven and added great flavor to the bars. The bars are loaded with chocolate and coconut and VERY rich! They didn't last long though, our friends kept coming back for more!
If you need an easy treat, try these. They are perfect for traveling, picnics, and pure indulgence!
Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Source: Brown Eyed Baker
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 ounces unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chocolate chips or chunks
More Coconut-for sprinkling on the top of the bars.
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine the flour and salt; whisk and set to the side.
3. Stir together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy; beat in egg and vanilla extract until well blended.
4. Slowly beat in the flour and salt mixture until just blended. Next, stir in the coconut and chocolate chips. Scrape the batter into the pan. Make sure the batter is spread evenly, smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle extra coconut on top of the bars.
5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until set in the center but still soft. Do not overbake the bars. Let cool slightly before serving. Cut the bars into squares.
Labels: Bars, Chocolate, Coconut