I have always adored traditional German chocolate cake. My mother used to bake one for me for special occasions and for some ordinary days, too. Of course, the very best part is the frosting. I’m not even sure I need the cake. Just give me a little bowl of frosting, and I could be happy as can be.
With these blondies, we have all the components of that fantastic frosting. Pecans, coconut, brown sugar, and butter come together to make a pan full of bars very reminiscent of my childhood love. Plus, I threw in some chocolate chips for good measure.
These bars are moist and chewy and just downright delicious. They definitely fall into the quick and easy categories, too.
I so rarely bake with coconut (thanks to Quinn) that I try to revel in it when I do. I did share most of these with some of my usual taste testers, but I happily saved a few just for me.