Blondie with Dark Roots

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 9 blondies
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Cooking spray

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

5 1/3 tablespoons (1/3 cup) unsalted butter , at room temperature

3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mist an 8-inch-square glass baking dish with cooking spray .
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Beat the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add the brown sugar and beat 3 to 4 more minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined. Fold in the hazelnuts, coconut and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
  4. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes in the pan before slicing.
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