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White Chocolate Coconut Blondie

Pictures don’t exactly do these blondies justice. With no frosting or any of the usual studded chocolate chips, or dried fruits, these blondies look plainer than Jane.

But underneath that simple exterior, these blondies sure packed up a HUGE deal in the flavour department.

There might not be any visible embellishment in these brownies, but take a bite into it and be prepared to be pleasantly greeted with a creamy and textured experience in the form of shredded coconut.

I have used freshly grated unsweetened coconut in these to double up on the flavour.

I simply loved how the flavours from the white chocolate and the coconut seemed to meld. The combination worked, and the resultant blondie was something that was altogether fudgy from the white chocolate, and chewy from the coconut.

Of course, we can’t be excluding the white crackly top, which always promises the densest of the moistest brownies.

So if you are looking into something to jazz up your white chocolate fudgy blondies, or give it a somewhat tropical kick, these are definitely worth a try!

White Chocolate-Coconut Brownies

(Taken from Brown Eyed Baker)
Yield: 24 brownies

Prep Time: 25 minutes | Bake Time: 30 minutes

1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
11 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
1½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
5 eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup shredded coconut

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9×13-inch glass or light-colored baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour and salt together.

3. Put the white chocolate and butter in a large bowl and set it over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and smooth. Turn off the heat, but keep the bowl over the water and add the sugars. Whisk until completely combined, then remove the bowl from the pan. The mixture should be room temperature.

4. Add 3 eggs to the white chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. Add the remaining eggs and whisk until combined. Add the vanilla and stir until combined. Do not overbeat the batter at this stage or your brownies will be cakey.

5. Sprinkle the flour mixture and the coconut over the chocolate mixture. Using a rubber spatula (not a whisk), fold the flour and coconut mixture into the chocolate until just a bit of the flour mixture is visible.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs sticking to it. Let the brownies cool completely, then lift them out of the pan using the parchment paper. Cut into squares and serve.

7. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or wrap with plastic wrap for up to 3 days.

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  1. March 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    They look perfect! I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate, but I think I could definitely have these ;-)

  2. March 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Forget love – I’d rather fall in chocolate! ~ Sandra J. Dykes

  3. March 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Oh! These look amazing!

  4. March 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    These really look delicious. I missed them on the other blog and am delighted to see them here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  5. March 12, 2011 at 12:53 am

    i love white chocolate loads! but bakes with white chocolate seems really tricky for me. i dont think they’re plain…sometimes we just have to skip the mix-ins to truly savour the wonderful flavors of the blondie itself…this looks absolutely delicious to me :D

  6. March 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    the texture seems to sounds great..chewy and fudgy! yummy!

  7. March 13, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I’m wishing I had these now- they’d be perfect with the cup of tea I’m sipping. :)

  8. March 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    What a delicious combo for a blondie. You must have been nibbling on these all day.

  9. March 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    The texture of these is just great. Love the idea of adding coconut.

  10. eva626
    March 25, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    i heart brownies!!! never tried these one beforee!!! great post and pics

  11. March 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Nice pictures and colorful plates… that increase all my appetite
    Love it

  12. March 25, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    These look like the best of all worlds.

  13. thefengshuidiva
    March 25, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I could eat this with a mango puree drizzled on top with a a pina colada cocktail! Yum!

    • crustabakes
      March 27, 2011 at 4:17 am

      That sounds like a delicious idea! bye bye winter, welcome tropical beaches!

  14. March 25, 2011 at 7:24 pm
  15. March 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Oh yummy! I’ll be trying these out. Great pics!! Congrats on Freshly Pressed.

  16. March 25, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    mmmm I’ve had an intense craving for coconut lately.

  17. March 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    ooh coconut compels me to try these! Thanks for sharing these and congrats on FP :) MJ

  18. March 25, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Congratulations on Freshly Pressed!A recipe well done! White chocolate and cooconut how could anyone resist! Simply Delicious! Yvette x

  19. Kim
    March 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Looks so yummy, but unluckily I’m not into baking :(

  20. March 25, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    mmm they look great ,

    I am from Buenos Aires, and i am trying all kind of recipes from other countries…i ´ll do the recipe and let u know how it was!!! Mariela

    • crustabakes
      March 27, 2011 at 4:39 am

      Hi, happy baking ! i look forward to hearing from you!

  21. March 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I love White Chocolate and Coconut together. These are a MUST make!

    Try my Cranberry Coconut White Chocolate Cookies!

  22. March 25, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Gorgeous photos. They look so yummy! I’m going to have to try this one, thank you.

  23. March 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve never made blondies before, but this recipe has just convinced me that I need to make it a priority. They look fantastic. And congrats on the FP!

  24. March 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I will definitely be trying this recipe…thanks for sharing. And your pictures (with the colorful plates, spatula, etc.) make the blondies look even better!

  25. March 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    A blog all about dessert? I’m in heaven! Thanks for sharing.

  26. March 25, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Where did you get your plates and bakeware? So adorable!

    And I’m crying foul: It’s 2:52 p.m., time of my post-lunch sweets craving. You’re a meanie for posting this today…and for being Freshly Pressed. ;)

  27. March 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Okay. I know what I’m making for my weekend snack now! I have found such great recipes on WordPress that now I make something from at least one food blog on the weekends. I was going to make some shrimp w/cheesy grits tonight that I found on another blog, and now I have something for dessert! Thanks for sharing this.

    Also, I love your images. They have a nice feel to them. The colors in the dishware are great and don’t compete with your coconut blondies. Nice job!

  28. March 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I’m in love!!! I love white chocolate and coconut, though I’ve never had them together! Can’t wait to try them together. Coconut is a popular ingredient in many a Caribbean dessert, and even main dishes – soups, salads, breads – so we always had fresh coconuts in our Dominican household. Dare I add a twist of macadamia?! I’ll let you know how they turn out. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  29. March 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Mmmmmm! These look delicious! :)

  30. Katie Gou
    March 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Looks delicious, I’ve never heard of a blondie! Oh how I wish I wasn’t on a diet.. !

  31. Sammi
    March 25, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    This sounds delicious! I definitely have to try it!

  32. March 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Love to try it. Thanks for sharing this~

  33. March 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    White chocolate and coconut are my husbands two favorite ingredients. You just became his favorite person. Thanks for the recipe.

  34. March 26, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Great! Now I’m craving one of those blondies! Ugh

  35. March 26, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Wow-I really want blondies now. Um and if that picture doesn’t do it justice, I can only imagine how good it tastes!

  36. March 26, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Your picture looks wonderful as do the tea cups. Can’t wait to make these delights. congrats on being freshly pressed.

  37. kristinsweets
    March 26, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Oh man, white chocolate and coconut are some of my favorite ingredients too! I can’t wait to try these.

  38. March 26, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Yummy :)

  39. emisformaker
    March 26, 2011 at 4:32 am

    I might try hacking this into a grain-free version. Always looking for more ways to use coconut!

  40. March 26, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I half-think you should be a photographer instead of baking. Your photos make me want to gobble up those blondies!
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!
    Ashley, aka TheEverydayMuser

    http://www.theeverydaymuser.wordpress.com

  41. March 26, 2011 at 7:30 am

    oh wow that looks fab!!!

  42. AryanMolaeimehr
    March 26, 2011 at 9:22 am
  43. March 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    these look delish
    my grandfather is going to LOVE this recipe:)
    thanks for sharing.

    stop by

    http://itsybitsybrianna.wordpress.com/

    xoxo
    bB

  44. March 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    oh they look soooo delicious! I’ll definitely have to try those blondies :) and I love the way you describe their taste … I can imagine all those flavors, and it makes me hungry! Thanks for sharing the recipe ;)

  45. March 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    wow sounds delicious:) You make me wanna stand up and bake something now:)

  46. Phil Woodard
    March 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    These look good. Thanks

  47. Cara Nichole
    March 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    These look amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’m going to try these asap!

  48. March 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    These look scrumptious. :)
    I’ll give them a try!

  49. March 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Yum, yum, yum. They look fantastic. I love white chocolate & coconut.

  50. nesha
    March 26, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    This Recipe looks divine! Thanks for sharing this awesome post with us. I actually learned something new from visiting you blog. You know call me crazy, but I never heard of white chocolate before. Congrats on being freshly pressed.

    http://anubianqueen.wordpress.com

  51. March 27, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Sorry have to ask. Can the coconut be left out or substituted? I never got past the texture of coconut and possibly the taste. Just don’t like it. I could always tell if there was coconut in anything. My mom tried to sneak it past me but always failed.
    Congrats on being FP!

    • crustabakes
      March 27, 2011 at 7:36 am

      Hi!
      i am not too sure about leaving out the coconut, there might not be enough flour in there to keep the blondie from falling apart. U might want to try adding 2 more TBS of flour into the recipe just to be on the safe side (but then again this might cause the blondie to more more cakey and less fudgy). Hope this helps!

  52. March 27, 2011 at 6:11 am

    I love how decorative all your plates are! They almost make the food look more delicious. Actually, I’m pretty sure they do.

  53. March 27, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Looks nice even though I hate any coconut flavoured desserts.

  54. March 27, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Wow! I was just looking for this kind of recipe today.

  55. March 27, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Oh my this recipe includes my two favorite sweets: coconut and white chocolate! I’ve never had them together and will definitely try this one out! They look delicious!

  56. March 27, 2011 at 8:27 am

    wow they look divine!!! such pretty presentation too~:)

  57. ksu
    March 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    ive looked for this recepe a lot – thanx for great instraction for dummies!

  58. March 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I made these last night, but used Nestle white chocolate chips – just tossed in the whole 12 oz bag thinking the extra ounce of chocolate wouldn’t hurt anything. They turned out a bit gooier than I expected even baking an extra 5 minutes, but they are quite tasty! Thanks for the recipe. Peace, Linda

  59. March 27, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Those look yummy!

  60. March 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I’m posting blondies soon myself, but these look way better. I love the addition of coconut and white chocolate!

  61. March 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    WoW! Yum, blondies are one of my favorite sweets. I think your photos are gorgeous.

  62. March 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Yummy Yummy

  63. March 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I will try to make these next week. Do you have a recipe for chinese chewies. I had one along time ago and they came out perfect. I would greatly appreciate it.

  64. March 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    These sound so delicious!! I’m certainly gonna try this recipe. Feel free to check out my blog for some yummy cupcake recipes!

  65. busyman1918
    March 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    i will tries these not a big fan of coconut but we’ll see how it turns out congrats on being freshly pressed as well!!

  66. March 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Wonderful colors. Spring is in the air! my two IttyBittyFoodies will definitely love this

  67. Rob
    March 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    YUMMMMM!

  68. March 27, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I think you’re wrong: your pics are gorgeous! Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  69. March 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I like everything about the combination of flavors. I suspect it takes better than it looks in the photo?

  70. March 28, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Looks amazing!! The photos make me want to reach though my screen! Thank you for sharing! :)

  71. crystarr
    March 28, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Wow, they look great! :) I’m not a big fan of coconut, but makes me feel like trying these out too!

  72. The Compulsive Writer
    March 28, 2011 at 4:01 am

    “Hello Blondie!” She says, grabbing the tasty morsel in her hands.

    The cake can’t talk back, but secretly its own consciousness is saying… “Who you calling Blondie? I’m a Chocolate desert!”

    Love the pics!

    • The Compulsive Writer
      March 28, 2011 at 6:17 am

      Would be nice if I had my contacts in… I meant “dessert” not “desert” :)

  73. March 28, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I am glad to read your article, very interesting. Hope there have more good article published.

  74. March 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

    It looks yummy!!!!

  75. March 28, 2011 at 7:21 am

    So inspired by your gorgeous photography and delicious looking cakes and goodies… I’ll be visiting this side again and again for my sugar fix!

  76. March 28, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I (heart) White Chocolate!!!

  77. March 28, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Wow, these look incredible, and I am not usually a coconut fan.

    http://velvetandtea.com

  78. March 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

    impressive post. i like to taste some.. :D
    thank you for sharing.!

  79. March 28, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Oh dear sweet baby jesus. Yuuuum.

  80. Chũn 庚澈
    March 28, 2011 at 10:24 am

    wow it so delicious :X :X :X
    I want to eat it >”<

  81. March 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    really love it

  82. imaginethespirit
    March 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I ‘ll try to made this…thanks for the treat…!!

  83. imaginethespirit
    March 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    N check my site…too….i think u will find something for urself…
    thanks

  84. March 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    We usually put coconut in our chocolate brownies, but this recipe looks amazing! :) Thanks for giving me a better coconut showcasing option.

  85. March 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    La-Lish!!!!!!! Cannot wait to try these on my husband’s sweet tooth!

  86. March 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    ~yummy~

  87. March 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Awesome recipe and coconut is my favorite

    Yummy……..

    Thanks for sharing nice recipe

  88. March 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I would definitely have to try to bake them soon! They look lovely. Possibly next weekend… :) Thank you for the post.

  89. March 29, 2011 at 3:53 am

    They look perfect! I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate, but I think I could definitely have these

  90. March 29, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Wow! It looks delicious. I am definitely trying these :)

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  92. April 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Wow it more palatable.

  93. April 6, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    this looks fantastic! i can pratically taste it. love coconut. i have a chewy chocolate coconut recipe i love – will post it this week on modest.cupboard! thanks for inspiring!

    cheers
    http://www.modestcupboard.wordpress.com

  94. April 7, 2011 at 3:36 am

    i love white chocolate loads! but bakes with white chocolate seems really tricky for me. i dont think they’re plain…sometimes we just have to skip the mix-ins to truly savour the wonderful flavors of the blondie itself…this looks absolutely delicious to me

  95. April 12, 2011 at 8:17 am

    So inspired by your gorgeous photography and delicious looking cakes and goodies… I’ll be visiting this side again and again for my sugar fix!

  96. April 18, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Feel your pain. I write about making breadcrumbs, a few responses. My wife posts on brownies, through the roof. Breadcrumbs are important too!

  97. May 22, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I made these and they were sooooo delicious! I was in a rush but I’m defiantly making them again. Great flavour!

  98. June 3, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Thank you for sharing content to read.

  99. September 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm

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