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Two Peas and Their Pod: One Year Anniversary and Coconut Chocolate Blondies

Sunday, June 14, 2009

One Year Anniversary and Coconut Chocolate Blondies


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

(Printable Recipe)


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.

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83 Comments:

Blogger VeggieGirl said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!! I wish you two a lifetime together.

And good choice with the blondies!! You know how much I love them ;-)

6:48 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy Anniversary! Those blodies look so good!

Cheers,

Rosa

7:12 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Happy 1st year!! May you have 100 more :)

Good job on the baked goods, as usual. They look delicious!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

happy anniversary!!! :)

7:26 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

it's funny how the simple addition of the coconut makes these seem so amazing. p.s. happy 1-year.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Happy Anniversary!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Risa said...

Happy anniversary! I just made blondies this morning :)

7:37 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Happy Anniversary! Congrats on year #1. :)

8:06 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Happy Anniversary

8:09 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Happy 1 year!!! Love, Kyla

8:18 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

happy anniversary!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

Wow, this year has gone by so quickly! I feel like I have been reading your blog much longer though. Hurray for the two of you and love, and all your yummy treats!!!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Happy anniversary!! Those look great! :-)

8:30 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! These look delicious!!! I may have to give em a whirl this week!!! YUM

8:31 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Happy anniversary! He is very handsome. I know I would love this recipe!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Connie Weiss said...

I love bars too!

Happy Anniversary!

9:13 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Happy Anniversary! These blondies look so delicious!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Happy anniversary you guys! Here's to many more years together! :)

9:38 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

Happy Happy Anniversary! What a cute couple you are!!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Bellini Valli said...

Happy Anniversary you two. A life of love, laughter and ...good food like this combination of 2 of my favourite treats chocolate and coconut:D

10:01 AM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

Happy anniversary! Lovely brownies :)

10:11 AM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a nice day. These bars look delicious! yummy! I love chocolate and coconut

10:46 AM  
Blogger ttfn300 said...

he is handsome ;) happy anniversary to you two!!!

love those bars!

11:35 AM  
Blogger foodcreate said...

Happy Anniversary and many more to come~~~ Growing up and falling in Love!!!!Wonderful feeling:)

Thanks for sharing ~~~~

Welcome~~~~
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11:46 AM  
Blogger Heather B said...

Happy Anniversary! He is very handsome! And the blondies don't look half bad either! ;)

12:01 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!

12:21 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

Happy Anniversary! Great blondies.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Gaby said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!! love the brownies too!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Happy Anniversary! And thanks for sharing the blondies - they look delicious!

12:57 PM  
Blogger chris+amber said...

I can't believe it has been a year already! Congrats! I need to meet this guy that's making you so happy! Those bars look delightful! Have a great day!

1:04 PM  
Blogger VintageMixer said...

Happy Anniversary! He's a lucky guy :)

1:11 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Ahhh, happy anniversary. My husband and I celebrate our 12th on the 20th.
The chocolate coconut blondies look divine! Mmmm!

1:27 PM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

Awww how sweet one year of marriage! Congrats and your next 60 plus years together be filled with laughter and love!
The Blondie bars look so tasty. I have to make them soon!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Maria, a very Happy Anniversary to you and Josh. May there be a hundred more.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

You guys are so cute together! Happy anniversary again! Lovely bars!

3:23 PM  
Blogger suzi said...

Happy Anniversary!!! That was one FAST year. We love you guys! We will call you later.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Joi said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You are a beautiful couple.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

Happy Anniversary!

4:40 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Happy Anniversary! Hope you guys had a fabulous day. And what a delicious treat

5:28 PM  
Blogger chou said...

Congratulations!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm so happy you enjoyed your celebration with these blondies, they are definitely fabulous!

5:33 PM  
Blogger sugarlens said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your wedding photo!

5:40 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Happy Anniversary. What a beautiful couple!
Love the blondies

6:17 PM  
Blogger Reeni♥ said...

Happy Anniversay!! The blondies look divine!!

7:16 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Yeah! Happy Anniversary!! May you have many more happy years and fabulous memories together!!

7:20 PM  
Blogger Esi said...

You guys are adorable! Happy anniversary and fantastic blondies :)

7:44 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Happy first! You make a great couple.

The bars look so yummy!

7:45 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Wow you are a gorgeous couple! Happy Anniversarry, my 25th was on June 9th! Enjoy your life together!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Happy Anniversary!! You guys are such a beautiful and sweet couple! May you have so many more wonderful years ahead of you!

4:06 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

aw, happy anniversary! the traditional gift for the first anniversary is paper, and that's really lame. i'd much prefer an edible gift, perhaps something chocolate and coconutty. :) and hooray for extra coconut!

5:15 AM  
Blogger Cookie baker Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you a lifetime of wedded bliss.

The blondies look like a great way to say, "I love you!"

6:29 AM  
Blogger Robin Sue said...

Ooh a great sweet recipe for your anniversary! Have a happy day and many more happy years to come!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks for all of the well wishes! We had a great first year together and are looking forward to many more!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Those Blondies look so nice, moist, and delsih!!

7:51 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!

8:20 AM  
Blogger JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! We had our one year in April! Isn't being married just THE BEST!? Okay okay, enough sap. LOL!

Those blondies do look great!

Congrats again!

8:59 AM  
Blogger 5 Star Foodie said...

Happy anniversary! The blondies look scrumptious!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

What a beautiful couple you are. Love the blondies - anything with coconut is delicious to me.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Your brownies look wonderful. Coconut and chocolate are a great combination.

11:04 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Happy anniversary!! Nah you aren't too sappy :) I'm about to start the year countdown to my wedding. We are getting married one year from friday! June 19th 2010! woohoo! and these bars look delicious btw :)

11:13 AM  
Blogger Nachiketa said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

How fun to hit your first anniversary. Time flies, doesn't it? Best wishes for many more fun years.
These bars look delicious, especially with that coconut on top!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Happy anniversary! These look delicious!

11:38 AM  
Blogger kat said...

Happy Anniversary & your bars look great!

12:47 PM  
Blogger pigpigscorner said...

Happy anniversary! How did you celebrate? The bar looks yummy!

2:10 PM  
Blogger Stacey Snacks said...

Happy one year annivesary, you two love bugs!

2:13 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

The richer they are, the tastier they are. I am in love with these.

Happy Anniversary! I wish you love and happiness for many years to come.

And, just little note: Your dearly beloved looks like a cross between Mark Wahlburg and David Boreanz to me!

2:45 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

What an adorable couple! Congratulations!

These look marvelous!

3:05 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Very happy anniversary! There is something about love and coconut that goes together... maybe it's the white flakiness, like magic :)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Delectable Dining said...

Happy Anniversary!

6:09 PM  
Blogger Happy cook said...

Belated happy anniversery wishes and wishing you many many many more happy years together.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Spryte said...

Happy Anniversary!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Congrats!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

happy anniversary! these look great

8:24 AM  
Blogger Veron said...

Yummy treats and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

9:40 AM  
Blogger ♥Rosie♥ said...

Happy Anniversary!! I wish you both a life time of happiness!

Those blondies look wonderful :0)

2:06 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

Congratulations! You make an adorable couple. Your blondies look scrumptious.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Congrats, many many more years of happyness, cooking in the kitchen lots of healthy kids to feed Blondies to!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Your still newlyweds! I didn't know that! And you have accomplished so much in one short year. Thats alot of places to travel to and a new home to boot. You are a lucky lady Mrs Lichty! (Your pretty lucky too Mr. Lichty!)
Happy anniversary and enjoy each and every year. Soon you'll wake up and say WTH! where did the years go???
Love the chocolate coconut blowndies!

2:56 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Just threw these in the oven...they were super easy and smell delicious!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Mmmm, I saw these over there and thought they looked good. I think they look even better the second time around especially with your recommendation!

Happy Anniversary! That is a great picture of your honey! He is a handsome guy!
~ingrid

12:28 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Happy belated anniversary! I can't believe it's been a year - it seems like just yesterday that you were posting about your reception!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Mermaid Sweets said...

Happy belated anniversary, what a sweet post. Great wedding pics and yes, he is a cutie.

6:11 PM  

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