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Putting the Blonde in Brownie for Blonde Brownie Day!

It is national blonde brownie day! It is also my birthday. I’m 23 this year. 23!!! I feel so old. But, anyways, brownies. 🙂

I LOVE the maple blondie at Applebees. It is hands down my favorite blondie. The maple syrup, it just makes it. I can put an entire dessert away by myself. Not that I know from experience or anything… 😉

applebees blondie

There isn’t a ton of history on blondies. From what I can find, it was invented in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. They have been around since at least the ’40s. And, that is about it. I know, lame history lesson.

This recipe is reposted from the Recipe Secrets website. They have a ton of copycat recipes and just recipes in general. If you like this one, definitely check them out.

Serves: 4 (or 1 if your really hungry!)
Ready In: Under 60 minutes


1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour, sifted
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or more if desired)
1/3 cup butter or margarine (melted)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Maple Butter Sauce
3/4 cup maple syrup  – STB note: I used cheapo syrup, from Meijer. Tasted fine to me. 
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Add baking powder, baking soda and salt to the already sifted flour. Then sift dry ingredients again.
Add chopped nuts and mix well. Set aside.

Add brown sugar to melted butter and mix well. Then add egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
Add flour mixture, a little at a time, until mixed well.
Stir in white chocolate chips. Spread out dough in a 9-inch pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Use a toothpick or fork to test if it is cooked in the center.
Serve warm with ice cream and Maple Butter Sauce.

Maple Butter Sauce

In a pan, add real maple syrup and butter, cook over low heat until butter is melted. Next, stir in brown sugar until completely dissolved. If you desire, add walnuts.

– Other STB note: I ate probably half of the sauce before even adding it to the blondie. It is amazing. Be warned.

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4 Responses

  1. Leslie says:

    Yum! I’m making brownies right not too.
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  2. OoooMG! How did I miss National Brownie Day? Dangit! These look amazing – I’ve saved to try. Thanks for sharing! And Happy Birthday! 🙂

  3. Elizabeth O says:

    Happy Birthday Blessings to you! The Blondie treat is perfect as it looks very satisfying! 🙂

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