Blogiversary Guest Post: Neopolitan Coconut Bites by The Brunette Baker

My final guest blogger is my girl Jenny from The Brunette Baker.  I really don’t have anything to say about her that isn’t totally obvious in her little intro. She’s fun, crazy and probably the greatest friend you can have.  Please check out her site and give her lots of love!

Neopolitan Coconut Bites

Oh Heather. My sweet, lovely Heather. Happy Fifth Blogibirthday, Blogiversary, or whatever the kids are calling it these days. I am so proud of you. Truly. 

Five years of sharing your knowledge to the world is nothing to squawk about. That’s a whole lotta food, garden, and restaurant love. 

If one were to sit back and really think about five years in the grand scheme of things, it may not seem like a long time, but in reality, it is. A lot of things can happen in that time frame. Let’s digress…


  • US Airways makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River in NYC. 
  • Barack Obama becomes Unites States of America’s first African-American President. 
  • Michael Jackson passes away. So does Heath Ledger. 
  • The BP Oil Spill. Largest oil spill in the history of, like ever. 


  • Icelandic volcano causes havoc for travellers all over the world. Madness. 
  • 33 Chilean miners trapped 2,000 feet underground. 
  • Deadly earthquake strikes Haiti. Cleanup efforts are still effect.
  • Spain wins the World Cup. 
  • Steve Jobs dies.


  • Fourth largest earthquake ever recorded in the history of life hits Japan, causing devastating tsunami.
  • Kate and Wills get married. A record two billion people tuned in to watch.
  • Osama bin Laden is killed. 
  • Kim Kardashian marries Kris Humphries. Kim Kardashian divorces Kris Humphries. 
  • Amy Winehouse dies from drug overdose.


  • Gangnam Style becomes a phenomenon. Ugh.
  • Whitney Houston dies.
  • Amanda Bynes goes bat shit crazy.
  • Felix Baumgartner free falls 127,000 feet from Space back to Earth. 
  • Queen of England’s celebrates Diamond Jubliee.
  • Terrible and unfathomable tragedy strikes the small town of Newtown, Connecticut. 



  • Heather becomes Jenny’s food wife. 
  • Heather celebrates five years of blogging. 


  • Heather becomes President of the World. Diehard foodies hold all the seats. Heather wins Nobel Peace Prize. World is a better place. 

So you see, a lot can happen in a span of five years. Thank goodness your kick ass creations are there to cheer us up in a world full of uncertainty and sadness. Keep on rocking your incredibleness, Heather. I adore you more than cookies and I’m so blessed to have met you. 

Looking forward to the next ten years of food, fun, and friendship. 

Especially the food. Oh, the foooooood. 

Neopolitan Coconut Bites by The Brunette Baker

Recipe adapted and slightly modified from Martha Stewart

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  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1? cup finely shredded sweetened coconut
  • 11/4 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 drop red food colouring


  1. Line an 8" pan with foil, leaving a few inches to hang over the sides.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together white chocolate chips, condensed milk, butter, salt, and vanilla extract. Stir until all ingredients are melted, incorporated and creamy. Add in coconut and stir to coat.
  3. Remove from heat and divide batter into three bowls. Add red food colouring to one; melted dark chocolate to the other. Leave the third one as is.
  4. Using an offset spatula, spread chocolate batter on the bottom of prepared pan, ensuring an even layer. Carefully add white layer to the top, taking care not to blend into chocolate. Finally, add red batter to the top of the white, smoothing over with an offset spatula, ensuring an even layer.
  5. Place in refrigerator and chill for about two hours. Once chilled, remove from fridge, peel back foil, and cut into bite-sizes.
  6. For a fun gift idea, you can wrap individual pieces in cellophane or parchment paper.


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