Blondie Bars with Dark Roots


1c all purpose flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt
1/3c unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1c packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1T vanilla extract
1/2c chopped hazelnuts
1/4c sweetened shredded coconut
1/2c dark chocolate chips or chunks

Preheat oven to 350. Mist an 8-inch square glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
Beat the butter, and cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy.
Add the brown sugar and beat 3 to 4 more minutes.
Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
Fold in the hazelnuts, coconut and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
About 35-40 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes in the pan before slicing.