I have been on the search for a good blondies recipe and I think I finally found one that is worth keeping.
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 1/4 cups M&M's (mini) plus more for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x9 inch pan with nonstick cooking 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 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. For slightly gooey, under-baked blondies, bake for 25 minutes. For fully baked blondies, bake the entire 30 minutes. Let the blondies cool before turning them out onto a cutting board and slicing into squares (chilling will make cutting easier).
Makes 16 bars.