Thick and chewy white chocolate chip macadamia nut blondies – just like the famous cookies but in an easy-to-make bar form!
1 cup butter
1/2 cup coconut flakes
2 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup roughly chopped macadamia nuts (such as Diamond of California)
optional: coarse sea salt
Add butter to a small sauce pan, melt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to medium heat and continue to cook 4-5 minutes until butter is golden in color. While butter is browning, add coconut flakes to a small pan and stir over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes until browned (but careful not to let them burn!).
Add butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs to a large bowl and mix until smooth. In another bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, oats, toasted coconut flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Mix in milk. Stir in chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Spread mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13 inch baking pan. (If desired, sprinkle coarse sea salt on top – I used about 1 teaspoon).
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in airtight container.