Coconut Pecan Blondies

Cheryl Miller, LVN

Stoneleigh Estates Nursing Home

Ingredients:
1 egg
¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
½ cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled
1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
¾ cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
2/3 cup flaked coconut
4 squares (1 oz. each) white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

Directions:
In a mixing bowl, beat egg and brown sugar for 3 minutes. Add butter and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the brown sugar mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in pecans, coconut and white chocolate. Spread into a greased 8 inch square baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on

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