Friday, February 24, 2012

Maple Blondies with Maple Butter Frosting

My favorite dessert at Applebee’s is their Maple Butter Blondie, so that is what inspired these Maple Blondies with Maple Butter Frosting.  The Applebee’s blondie is served on a sizzling skillet with ice cream and a maple butter sauce.  Although I love this presentation, it isn’t very practical for bringing somewhere and serving.  Since I often bring bars for various events, I wanted something that had the same flavors but would be easy to cut and serve.  The result is these frosted blondies.  And the cool thing is that if you stick one of them in the microwave for a few seconds, they heat up and the frosting melts into a sauce.  Top it with ice cream and chopped walnuts and you have something very similar to the Applebee's treat.

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Maple Blondies with Maple Butter Frosting
Maple flavored walnut and white chocolate chip blondies with maple butter frosting.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softned
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
            For Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

1. Spray 9 x 13" pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 325°F.2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.3. Cream together the butter and the sugars until fluffy.4. Add the maple syrup, vanilla, and maple flavoring and mix until well combined. 5. Add the eggs and beat well.6. Add the milk and the dry ingredients and mix until combined.7. Fold in the walnuts and the white chocolate chips.8. Pour into the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.9. To make frosting, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.10. Allow blondies to cool completely before frosting and cutting into bars; serve immediately.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 9x13 pan


  1. I love anything with maple flavoring, have you tried maple sugar? My grand kids are crazy about bars, will pin these and give them a try;-)

  2. The blondies are my all time favorite dessert. I'll go to Applebee's just to order them and nothing else! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yum I could eat this for breakfast, it sounds wonderful. I love your idea of zapping it in the microwave and topping it then with ice cream. Great idea!

  4. wow- these look wonderful and sound like something I need to try soon. Pinned and saved this! Have a great weekend.

  5. Ohhh I didn't know Applebees had such an amazing dessert ~ I missed out on Applebees desserts last time I was in NYC ~ I can't decide what I like more your maple blondies or maple cupcakes :D
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!

  7. I didn't know Applebee's had a dessert like this. What I DO know (or believe) is that yours is better. The photo accompanying this post tells a nice story. I like the dishes you used, everything!

  8. Oh yum! I discovered blondies not too long ago and just can't get enough of them. I HAVE TO try your version - maple sounds delicious!

  9. I love maple desserts too! And Jill, these photos are amazing, making me crave some maple!

  10. Love maple desserts and these look amazing. The white chocolate chips are a nice touch, too!

  11. I love using maple in my frosting but this double dose is driving me nuts! Thanks for sharing.

  12. These does sound incredibly delicious! Maple syrup, walnuts and white chocolate are some of my favorite things! Yum.

  13. Love maple glaze, and especially on the blondies. Looks so irresistable, and totally droolworthy:DDD

  14. These sound amazing! Love that the frosting will melt into a sauce when heated up; I love warm desserts!

  15. Wow... these sound great! That glaze turning into a sauce sounds just brilliant... Thanks for sharing! :)

  16. What a sweet treat! It's always great to recreate something you've loved in a restaurant.

  17. i love maple anything and these blondies bars look so good! Wish I could just grab one right now!


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