Brown Butter Piña Colada Blondies

It’s still my birthday month so that means it is still Pineapple and Coconut everything.

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This time I took these insane brown butter butterscotch blondies that Jen from Juanita’s Cocina made me for this month’s Leftover’s Club, and oh so slightly adapted them into Piña Colada ones.

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I pretty much made these because Jen didn’t send me enough. As in I wanted a lot more. As in my husband discovered my hiding place for the ones she sent and ate 4 in a row in about 5 minutes. So yeah, they were THAT good and we had to have more. Plus I shared a couple with my friend Emily and her husband Tim, and they loved them too. Pretty stoked to have more recipe taste testers besides my husband. I am convinced he is half goat – he eats everything. To make up for it I make Emily meet me at the gym at 5 am-ISH to burn off all the calories of the treats I bake. I get another taste tester, she gets a gym partner. Totally win-win.

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I didn’t have any butterscotch chips on hand but I had half of a bag of white chocolate chips left and I always have mac nuts and coconut on hand. I grabbed some dried pineapple rings from whole foods and chopped them up. I wanted to get unsweetened pineapple since these blondies are pretty sweet but I couldn’t find any. So I took a gamble and lowered the sugar amounts from Jen’s recipe to counterbalance the sweetness from the white chocolate chips as well as the sweetened pineapple and I am glad I did. These weren’t too sweet at all, they were perfect. I would say are, but, we at them. ALL.

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So if you fancy pineapple and coconut, give these a go. If you prefer the butterscotch flavor better, check out Jen’s recipe here. Either way? The brown butter makes them INSANE.


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Brown Butter Piña Colada Blondies
Recipe type: Blondies, Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 24
Brown Butter Piña Colada Blondies Very slightly adapted from Juanita’s Cocina Makes 2 dozen
  • 1¼ cups salted butter (2½ sticks)
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour (Regular or Gluten Free)
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (I used Zulka)
  • 3 large eggs, room temp
  • 2½ tsp. rum (white or dark)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup diced dried pineapple (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp toasted coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • 1 cup roughly chopped macadamia nuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a 9×13 baking pan by lightly greasing with butter and then lining the bottom and sides with a large sheet of parchment paper. The butter will help the parchment stick to the pan.
  2. In a small saucepan heated over medium heat, brown the butter by melting it and cooking it until it turns golden brown in color. Whisk constantly while browning the butter. Once bits begin to brown on the bottom of the pan, watch the butter carefully continuing to whisk, another 1-2 min more. Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer and allow the butter to cool for a few minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
  4. When the brown butter has cooled slightly, add the brown sugar and sugar and mix on medium until light and fluffy. Add the eggs in one at a time, beating well after each one. Once all the eggs are added beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add the rum and beat just until combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and beat just until all ingredients are just mixed and no streaks of flour remain. Add in the chopped dried pineapple, the chopped macadamia nuts, ½ cup of the toasted coconut and the white chocolate chips and fold gently until combined.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared pan and spread out evenly. Sprinkle the remaining toasted coconut evenly over the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or just until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the pan comes out clean, being careful not over bake. Allow the blondies to cool at least 20 minutes in the pan. Once they are mostly cooled, carefully remove the slab of blondies by holding on to the parchment paper. Place on a wire rack to cool completely. Slide onto a cutting board using the parchment and cut blondies into squares. Serve immediately or store leftover blondies in an air-tight container for up to a week. They can also be kept in a freezer in an airtight container, if they even last longer than a week. Which I doubt.



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Seriously. Make these.


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  1. Seriously…you had my version and now I’m going to have to have yours. Because ohmahgaw. Look at these. I’m going to hide them well, because I don’t want anyone knowing I’ve got them.
    Jen @JuanitasCocina recently posted…Restaurant-Style Salsa ~ And Mexi-CAN vs. Mexi-CAN’T Restaurants!My Profile

    • Seriously you HAVE to try these. I would send some to you but we sort of ate them all. And you know it would KILL me to make another batch…. ha ha ha

  2. wow! I have some major pineapple lovers in my house, so I know these will be a big hit! gorge photos Shanna
    Heather @ French Press recently posted…Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip CookiesMy Profile

  3. I love your determination – and the variety of things you’ve made so far. Very impressive. These blondies look really great.

  4. No need to convince me! I WANT THESE!!! :)

  5. Good gosh, girl! Your Brown Butter Pina Colada Blondies DO look insanely good! You had me LMAO over “…because Jen didn’t send me enough” and, about your hubby, “I am convinced he is half goat – he eats everything.” Hahaha!!!! Mine, too! Also, your food photography here ROCKS! I’m really digging the stacked blondies. NOM! Seriously…cannot wait to make these! I always have mac nuts on hand as well as unsweetened coconut…both flakes and shredded. Pinning to group boards at Pinterest! xo
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen recently posted…Strawberry Ginger Jam {Paleo Style}My Profile

  6. Oh wow yum, brown butter + pina colada in a blondie sounds like absolute heaven!
    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen recently posted…Blueberry Buttermilk RollsMy Profile

  7. I love the flavour of browned butter, and these looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to make them! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Oh these bars look heavenly… Totally worth getting up early for the gym!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted…Greek Yogurt Berry Smoothie PopsMy Profile

  9. Your photos are so pretty :) and this recipe is amazing, I can’t wait to try this!

  10. These look so good!! Happy birthday!!
    JulieD recently posted…Doubletree Hotel Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookies & Food Blogger Bake SaleMy Profile

  11. I’m not sure I would have thought to put pineapple in a blondie… but now that the idea is out there, I’m super curious to know how this tastes! (I guess there’s only one way to find out!)
    Jen @ Jen’s Favorite Cookies recently posted…Cheddar Bacon SconesMy Profile

  12. Oh, I am loving the sound of these blondies. I need a taste tester/work out partner swap too!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted…Meat Lover’s Crescent BraidMy Profile

  13. I am in love with blondies lately, and these sound like a great flavor!
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  14. These are fabulous!!!!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted…Apple Cheesecake BarsMy Profile

  15. Could I ask for a tip? What about making them as a muffins? How long would you cook them ? I would really appreciate your help since I need to make them a bite size, so I thought maybe muffins would be nice idea?


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