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Browned Butter Blondies with Macaroon Topping

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Browned Butter Blondies with Macaroon Topping
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 32
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A dead-ringer for our favorite chocolate peanut butter cup, these peanut butter cookie-filled brownies are poised to be a big hit. Bonus? Made in a big batch, they freeze like a dream!

Ingredients

Blondie Layer

3/4
cup butter (do not use margarine)
1
pouch Betty Crocker™ chocolate chip cookie mix
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
whole eggs
3/4
cup dark chocolate chips

Macaroon Topping

1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
tablespoon water
1
bag (7 oz) sweetened coconut (about 2 3/4 cups lightly packed)
3/4
cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
2
oz cream cheese, softened
1
egg white, slightly beaten

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving foil overhanging 2 opposite sides of pan.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook 8 to 11 minutes or until butter is light golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, brown sugar, vanilla, 2 eggs and cooled browned butter. Spread in pan.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from center of pan comes out almost clean. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over bars.
  • 5 In small microwavable bowl, mix granulated sugar and water. Microwave uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds or until sugar is dissolved.
  • 6 In large bowl, place sweetened coconut and unsweetened coconut. Pour sugar mixture over coconut; beat with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Add cream cheese and egg white; beat on low speed until blended. Spoon and gently press macaroon mixture onto partially baked blondie layer.
  • 7 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely before cutting, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store at room temperature, loosely covered, up to 1 week.
Tips  

Be sure to cool the browned butter completely to prevent the chocolate chips from melting and turning your blondie into a brownie.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
0%
)
Sodium
125mg
0%
Potassium
90mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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