Coconut and White Chocolate Brownies

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Yield: about 2 dozen 2" squares.

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If you're looking for a last-minute homemade gift for the holidays, this recipe is for you. This soft, buttery bar is an ideal base for the contrasting, yet complementary flavors and textures of smooth and creamy white chocolate, tart and chewy dried cranberries, and nutty and crunchy coconut flakes.

Coconut and White Chocolate Brownies

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quick-n-easy
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Yield: about 2 dozen 2" squares.
Published: 09/16/2013

Ingredients

Directions

1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan. To ensure that the bars release from the pan without sticking, line your greased pan with parchment paper, and grease the parchment.

2) Combine the butter and sugar in a medium-sized bowl, stirring until smooth.

3) Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and salt.

4) Combine the flour and baking powder. Add these dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, stirring to combine.

5) Fold in the chocolate, cranberries, and half the coconut flakes.

6) Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan, sprinkling the remaining coconut evenly over the top.

7) Bake the bars for 25 to 30 minutes, until they're golden brown on the edges and top.

8) Remove the bars from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan before cutting and serving.

Yield: about 2 dozen 2" squares.

Reviews

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  • star rating 03/28/2015
  • Sharon S. from Ramsey, NJ
  • I needed a recipe that was quick and easy and that I had all the ingredients for. This recipe fit all the criteria, so I chose it. They were delicious! I would definitely make them again. The only thing I did different - I added glaze to the finished product, mostly for presentation and just an added sugary bite.
  • star rating 09/14/2014
  • lucyiscaro from KAF Community
  • I was able to make this recipe in the late afternoon and bring it to my book club meeting, where it was a hit, by the early evening. I was all out of butter and I decided to experiment and use Trader Joe's jarred coconut oil in lieu of butter. It was a perfect substitution. I also subbed bittersweet chocolate chips for white chocolate since I dislike white chocolate.
  • star rating 08/10/2014
  • Heidi Q from Carolina, RI
  • These were simply delicious! I made them first for my trial run of the recipe for the King Arthur Baking Contest at our fair. I followed the directions to a "T", and they were perfect. Simply, easy directions, great texture and taste. I notice that the link goes to regular shredded coconut, but I used the large flake shown here. When I make them for the contest, I will lightly toast the coconut that goes into the batter, just to amp up the taste a bit. I used Ghiradelli White Chips and was pleased with their texture in the bars. These grew better with age, and were perfect even 4 days later. I found one we had missed days before...
  • star rating 02/23/2014
  • Jan from Harvest, Al
  • These are sooo delicious. I made them for Christmas and everyone raved over them. I baked them for about 35 - 40 minutes because I love the crunchy crust it made.
  • star rating 12/19/2013
  • Stella from South Carolina
  • This brownies were excellent!! I used fresh grated coconut and the flavor was amazing , love the sweet of cranberries. Very easy to make. They taste even better next day. love them!!!!
  • 12/05/2013
  • Emily from Minneapolis
  • Is the coconut absolutely necessary for the texture of the brownies? I love the idea of a white chocolate brownie with cranberries but don't have any coconut flakes on hand.
    There's 1/2 cup coconut in the brownies and 1/2 cup for topping. Some of the appeal with this recipe is the combination of flavor and texture. If you find a substitute that works for you and your tasters -we'd love you to post your results. Happy Baking! Irene@KAF
  • 11/01/2013
  • Denice Gardner from Burlington, WA
  • Is the coconut sweetened or unsweetened? Can't wait to try these.
    This is calling for unsweetened coconut. Enjoy! ~Amy
  • star rating 10/08/2013
  • LETICIA from POUGHKEEPSIE NY
  • MY HUSBAND TOOK THIS TO WORK YESTERDAY AND EVERYONE LOVED IT!!!!!!! AMAZING RECIPIE!!!!! DELICIOSO!!
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