Valentine’s Day is all about love and sweets and these White Chocolate Macadamia Reddies were love at first bite for me.
- 1–1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup (1–1/2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1–1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 (.25 fluid ounce) vial red food coloring
- 1–1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour until just combined.
- With the mixer on low speed, put several drops of the red food coloring into the batter. Gradually add more food coloring until you get the red that you desire. I put an entire vial of food coloring along with about 6 drops of blue food coloring to make a crimson colored bar. Feel free to use any combination of food colorings.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool, and cut into squares.