It’s Girl Scout Cookie time- one of the best times of the year! I am on the hunt for a girl scout in my area . . . and until I find her, I have been making recipes like this one and our Samoa Brownies to tide me over.
These blondies are so rich and brown sugar-y . . . and with the cute M&M’s on top, you can’t resist them. I don’t think that they taste too much like a Samoa Cookie, but don’t let that stop you from making them. I definitely think that they are one of the best blondies I have made!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8x8-inch pan with nonstick spray and then line the bottom with parchment paper.
Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it browns and begins to smell nutty (watch it closely so it doesn?t burn). Let the butter cool for a few minutes, until just barely warm.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the browned butter and sugars. With a wooden spoon, stir in egg, vanilla and salt. Stir in flour, coconut and M&M?s until batter is blended.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle a few additional M&M?s on top. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Let the blondies cool before turning them out onto a cutting board and slicing into squares (chilling them will make that process even easier).
*Use chocolate chips in place of M&M?s if you?d like.
*For slightly gooey, underbaked blondies, bake for 25 minutes. For fully baked blondies, bake the entire 30 minutes (I baked mine for about 27 minutes and I thought that they were perfect!).