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Caramel & Coconut Blondies

Chewy buttery blondies full of caramel, coconut, and chocolate chips inspired by your favorite Girl Scout cookies!

This post is sponsored by Pillsbury.

Chewy buttery blondies full of caramel, coconut, and chocolate chips inspired by your favorite Girl Scout cookies!

I grew up in North Carolina. I was born here, raised here, and we rarely left the state. And when we did, it was usually on a trip to some other nearby east coast state.

I just assumed that everyone ate BoBerry biscuits on Saturday mornings, used the word y’all, and had an official moment of silence in school for Dale Earnhardt’s death. I didn’t know that there were people who actually pronounced the “-ing” at the end of their words. And I would have never guessed that there were people on the planet who didn’t know what a pig pickin’ was.

As you can imagine, I experienced my fair share of culture shock when I moved out West for college.

Chewy buttery blondies full of caramel, coconut, and chocolate chips inspired by your favorite Girl Scout cookies!

Someone had warned me that Hardee’s is called Carl’s Junior out West, so I was prepared for that. And adjusting to some of the grocery stores having different names was weird, but manageable. Butter is sold in a different shape out there. And– OMG– don’t even get me started on the soda vs. pop thing. Saying pop is just weird y’all.

Another thing I learned in my great cultural awakening of moving to another state?

Samoas aren’t called Samoas everywhere! 😳

Chewy buttery blondies full of caramel, coconut, and chocolate chips inspired by your favorite Girl Scout cookies!

What do you call them– Samoas or Caramel DeLites??

No matter the name, I think we can all agree on this: caramel, coconut, and chocolate making their way into blondies is a good thing.

very good thing.

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A couple of weeks ago, Emma and I tried these Thin Mint inspired baking mixes from Pillsbury. I love using baking mixes with my daughter, because it makes her feel so grown up to be able to read the (illustrated) instructions on the back of the box.

This time, I was dying to try out the Samoas (Caramel & Coconut) baking mixes. It’s my favorite flavor!

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I picked the blondies to try first, because I’m such a cookie/bar fiend. I was most definitely not disappointed!

In fact, my entire family went nuts over these. I was barely able to keep them on the plate long enough to grab photos! We’ve decided that of the four mixes we’ve tried, these blondies were our hands down favorites. Chewy, buttery, and chock full of coconut and caramel flavors.

The NEW Pillsbury™ Girl Scout Cookie™- Inspired Baking Mixes provide a way to recreate the crave-worthy flavors of Girl Scout Cookies® at home in the form of brownies, blondies and cupcakes with the ease of a convenient Pillsbury™ Girl Scout Cookie™ Flavored Baking Mix.

You are going to love how easy these are to make and how fast they disappear from the plate!

Ingredients:

1 14.1 oz box Pillsbury™ Caramel & Coconut Blondie Mix

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 large egg

2 tablespoons water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish with light nonstick cooking spray and a parchment paper liner.

Whisk together the baking mix, melted butter, egg, and water until batter forms.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.

Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting and serving.

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Chewy buttery blondies full of caramel, coconut, and chocolate chips inspired by your favorite Girl Scout cookies!

Pillsbury™ Girl Scout Cookie™ Flavored Baking Mixes are available wherever groceries are sold nationwide at a suggested retail price of $3.29.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.