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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 it 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 it 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



  • 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


  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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Shoshana Mazal February 24, 2014 - 10:13 pm

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

Ginger February 26, 2013 - 8:46 am

Tried this and was so dry…This is one of my favorite desserts and I did not like this…Chili’s is very moist and melts in your mouth..This definetly did not do that…Maybe not add so many eggs..Had to throw out was so dry..Even baked less time,,,


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