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Brown Butter Blondies with Macaroon Topping

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Brown Butter Blondies with Macaroon Topping
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 32
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Your favorite bar and cookie have joined forces in this indulgent blondie bar topped with a layer of chocolate and piled high with toasted macaroon.
Updated Oct 16, 2013

Ingredients

Blondie Layer

Macaroon Layer

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

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving edges of foil hanging over 2 sides of pan for easy removal later.
  • 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 brown butter. Spread in pan.
  • 4
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch in center of pan comes out almost clean. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand 5 minutes. Spread evenly over bars.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, 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, lightly covered, up to 1 week.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Be sure to cool the brown butter completely to prevent the chocolate chips from melting and turning your blondie into a brownie.
  • tip 2
    Perfect for gifting! This bar holds up well and makes the perfect gift. Wrap it up tight with plastic wrap, and place in a gift box with a copy of the recipe.

Nutrition

200 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
3%
Sugars
8g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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