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Tropical Paradise Pie

by Laura

A few weeks ago I had a light bulb moment to change up one of my family’s favorite desserts.  My family absolutely loves my copy cat version of Chili’s chocolate chip paradise pie.  I have taken it to several gathering too (it is great for big groups since it makes a whole sheet pan) and it has been a hit.  Anyway, I had the idea to make a tropical paradise pie with macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips.

Let me just say it was DIVINE!  My husband, who is a big chocolate lover, said it was even better than the original.  I think I agree with him too.  Everyone was fighting for a piece as it came down to the last few pieces.  You can top this tropical paradise pie with ice cream and caramel or eat it plain like a blondie.  Either way, it is a tropical paradise in your mouth!

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Tropical Paradise Pie


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • vanilla ice cream
  • caramel sauce
  • more chopped macadamia nuts, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a jelly roll pan (this is the bakers half sheet size – it’s like 11 1/2 inch x 16 1/2 x 1 or you could use 2 9×13 inch pans. The pie may be a little thicker and may take a little longer to cook).
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and melted butter; beat with electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add to the sugar mixture; mix well.
  4. Stir in nuts, coconut, and white chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake 40+ minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Serve warm, or reheat individual servings in the microwave (10 seconds for a serving). Top with ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce then sprinkled with chopped macadamia nuts. Or just eat them like a brownie or bar cookie. They are also excellent that way too. Makes 24.
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2 comments

Shoshana Mazal February 24, 2014 - 10:13 pm

When u list coconut, is it sweetened, fresh or what?

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Laura March 30, 2014 - 2:51 am

Just sweetened coconut.

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