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Macadamia Nut & Fig White Chocolate Blondies

Ultra-chewy and rich white chocolate blondies are chock-full of sweet figs and buttery macadamia nuts for an understated, but amazingly rich and delightful cookie!
Course Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

  • 2 c. white chocolate chips divided
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 11/2 c. flour
  • 2/3 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. chopped figs
  • 1 c. chopped macadamia nuts

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, and bring it to a simmer.
  2. As soon as it simmers, remove from heat and scatter 1 c. white chocolate chips over the butter. Do not stir.
  3. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then gently stir the chips and butter together until mostly combined. Set aside to cool to lukewarm, about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the eggs, vanilla, and white chocolate mixture to the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in the remaining 1 c. white chocolate chips, the chopped figs, and the macadamia nuts.
  7. Spread into a greased 9x13-inch pan.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-24 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Enjoy!