Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Coconut Blondies

Chewy and dense blondies stuffed with dark chocolate chunks, sweet dried cranberries, coconut, and pecans. These Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Coconut Blondies are the sweetest way to indulge before that diet!

Want to know how these Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Coconut Blondies came about? I needed to rid my pantry of some leftover baking ingredients. You know what I mean, right?

The quarter full bags of dried cranberries. The handful of nuts that aren’t quite enough for a full batch of cookies. The chocolate chunks the kids opened late that one Friday night.

chocolate chunk cranberry coconut blondies with a bite out of it

I whipped up our favorite blondie batter and threw everything in. I quickly fell in love and you will too!

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • makes a small 8×8 batch, perfect for sweet cravings
  • overloaded cookie bars to use up leftover ingredients
  • soft, chewy texture
  • amazing flavor
  • they freeze well and stay soft

What is a blondie?

A blondie is a cross between a brownie and a cookie bar. Brownies are chocolate…blondies are not chocolate based. They both have a soft, chewy texture. And they are both perfect for packing in lunches, bringing to bake sales and transporting to potlucks.

How to Make Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Coconut Blondies

These blondies only take 1 bowl and 3 simple steps:

  • Prepare. Preheat your oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Place a piece of parchment paper into the bottom and up the sides of an 8×8 inch pan. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Mix. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt until just mixed. Fold in chocolate chunks, cranberries, pecans, and coconut.
  • Bake. Spread batter evenly in the baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes (until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.)
baked blondie cookie bars in an 8x8 baking pan

Recipe Variations

Feel free to this blondie cookie base into your own “kitchen sink” cookies. Add white chocolate chips, walnuts, toffee, caramel bits or even butterscotch.

pile of chocolate chunk cranberry coconut blondies

How to Store Blondies

Just like cookies, these blondies are safe to store at room temperature for 3-5 days. Since this makes a small batch, that’s mostly likely all you’ll need!

However, these do store well in the freezer also. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

chocolate chunk cranberry coconut blondies with a bite out of it
chocolate chunk cranberry coconut blondies with a bite out of it

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Coconut Blondies

5 from 1 vote
Chewy and dense blondies stuffed with dark chocolate chunks, sweet dried cranberries, coconut, and pecans. These Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Coconut Blondies are the sweetest way to indulge before that diet!
Servings 12 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Place a piece of parchment paper into the bottom and up the sides of an 8×8 inch pan. Spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour, baking powder and salt until just mixed.
  • Fold in chocolate chunks, cranberries, pecans, and coconut.
  • Spread batter evenly in the baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes (until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.)
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Serving: 62g | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 313
Keyword comfort food, easy dessert

Adapted from Spicy Spoonful.

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Blondies and cookie bars are the perfect dessert to make when you don’t feel like scooping cookies! Try one of these classics:

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Charlotte Moore
2 years ago

YUM!!! These look very tasty.