Chef Kate’s Blondies

First things first, I’m no food photographer, so there is not a photo to accompany this post.  Take my word for it (without a photo), these are the most ridiculous things you will ever put in your mouth.  Having a bad day?  Make these.  Feeling under the weather?  Blondies will fix you right up.  Need something sweet for no reason at all?  These will work.

I first found this recipe years ago on Gwyneth Paltrow’s website, GOOP.  Thank you GOOP!   Chef Kate’s Blondies are the dirtiest thing you could ever eat.  If you are allergic to eggs, nuts, dairy, wheat, gluten, sugar, or whatever, just stop reading now.  But they are homemade and they are the real deal.  My girls ask me to make them quite frequently.  I just made a batch yesterday for my daughter’s bake sale at school.  I proceeded to eat nothing but coffee and blondies until 3 pm.  What a day!

Here is the recipe.

Chef Kate’s Blondies

2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature (4 sticks)

1.5 cups sugar

1.5 cups brown sugar

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

4.5 cups all purpose flour

2 cups shredded sweetened coconut

1.5 cups peanut butter chips ( I use a whole bag)

1.5 cups miniature marshmallows (I use half of a 10 oz bag)

Mix butter and sugar in standing mixer until creamy and fluffy.  Add eggs, and mix well.  Then add the vanilla, sea salt, and baking soda and mix until well combined.  Add flour one cup at a time, mixing while adding.  Next add the coconut, peanut butter chips and marshmallows.  Use two pieces of parchment paper to cover a 12×17 cookie sheet, and pour the blondie dough on the parchment.  Spread it out evenly.  Bake for 15 minutes at 350, then cover loosely with foil and bake another 12 minutes.  I usually add a few minutes onto the end without the foil, but you want them to be removed from the oven when the middle looks a little bit undercooked.  Let cool and then cut into bars.  The recipe says you can get 60 bars from this, but I think 36 is more realistic.

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