Blondies are the easiest cookie bars to make! It is literally very few ingredients, put together, and you can add in whatever fixins that you want to, to customize it for your taste! I love how dense they are, and how chewy they get with the brown sugar. They are great for people who do not like chocolate as well, aka brownies. Although I am not sure how a person cannot love chocolate!!!
April is the first month the sun really shines, it feels nice and warm during the day, and the weather is just perfect! And I start thinking about tropical flavors, beaches, sun and the sea! Tropical flavors are my favorite flavors to work with, especially since I grew up with them. All of the pineapples, guavas, coconut, orange, jackfruit and more! With us in the month of April and Easter coming this week, I wanted to make tropical blondies with pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts in the blondies, and garnished with pineapple and coconut on the top! The coconut on the top gets a bit toasty while baking, and gives it a nice texture! I garnished these blondies with white chocolate shavings on the top, and mini eggs for the kids! They simply loved the blondies and it was a good afterschool snack as well!
You can substitute the pineapple, coconut and macadamia nut with equal amounts of other fixins, be it some other nuts and chocolate chips, or butterscotch chips, or even chocolate chips and sprinkles to make it fun! Try different combinations! They are so easy to make! My kids helped me make it twice after and they did great!
We have plans to go to Mendocino for a couple of days and I am really looking forward to that, to beaches on one side, and redwood forests on the other side. We really need a break from our busy lives, and it will be a good to just get away and take in a deep breath.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter and enjoy the weekend!