This blondie recipe is filled with maple butter flavor and has the perfect combination of a crisp flaky top and a gooey center. The best way to describe the flavor is a buttery brownie! Top this blondie recipe with butter pecan ice cream and homemade maple butter sauce for an incredibly decadent dessert.
If you are looking for a dessert that will impress any guest, you have to try this blondie recipe. It’s different enough from a typical dessert to be fun, while also having a flavor that’s tasty enough to please any crowd.
What is a Blondie?
If you are wondering what a “blondie” is, here’s everything you need to know. A blondie recipe like this one is similar to a chocolate brownie, but it is made with brown sugar, butter, and vanilla rather than cocoa, giving it a butterscotch flavor instead of the standard chocolate one.
It gets the name “blondie” because it is a blonde brownie, instead of a brown brownie. The consistency of a blondie is just like a brownie. It is rich, dense, and chewy. Just like brownies, this blondie recipe can be made with or without nuts, and with or without butterscotch chips. In my opinion, butterscotch chips do give it that extra buttery sweet flavor.
The best part about this blondie recipe is they are so easy to make! The prep time is less than 5 minutes and then you can make the sauce while the blondies are in the oven. The sauce can be stored in the fridge, but make sure you heat it up in the microwave for 30 seconds before serving.
Insider’s tip: it is very important to make sure that the blondies cool all the way before you cut them. It is hard to wait because they smell so good coming out of the oven, but trust me, it is worth it.
If you happen to somehow have any leftovers, the blondies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter, or covered with plastic wrap.
The Best Blondie Recipe
I have to admit that this is an inspired dessert. I was first spurred to make this blondie recipe after trying my first blondie ever at Applebee’s. I’ll never forget the first time I tried it—my life was changed!
This dessert is so over-the-top good because it pairs a blondie with vanilla ice cream and a warm maple butter sauce. It is basically a blondie version of a brownie hot fudge sundae. You can find brownie hot fudge sundaes on the dessert menu at many restaurants, but only Applebee’s is the only major chain that offers the Maple Butter Blondie.
Thankfully you don’t have to make a trip to Applebee’s to enjoy the best blondie recipe ever. I am not joking, this blondie recipe is the best dessert I have ever had. It is just as good, if not better than the dessert at Applebee’s.
This dessert is so buttery, rich, and positively sinful. My whole family was raving about these blondies, especially the maple butter sauce. Your family will rave about this one too!
More Butterscotch Recipes
If you like the flavor of butterscotch in your desserts and drinks, check out these delicious recipes.
- Butterscotch Pie – This pie has a creamy butterscotch filling, is drizzled with butterscotch topping, and is sprinkled with butterscotch chips. It’s basically a butterscotch lovers dream!
- Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies – Butterscotch and oatmeal go so great together! These cookies are slightly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
- Butterbeer – Butterbeer was the invention of J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series. It was the drink of choice for the Hogwarts students at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. It has a slight butterscotch flavor with a whipped cream butterscotch topping.
- Seven Layer Cookie Bars – This is an extremely easy recipe that produces a chewy cookie bar loaded with chocolate and butterscotch.
- Butterscotch Caramel Dipping Sauce – This dipping sauce is especially good with our beignets recipe. It can also be used as a topping for ice cream.
How to Make This Blondie Recipe
For the Blondies
For the Blondies
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8x8 baking pan.
- In a large bowl, combine butter and brown sugar. Mix until smooth.
- Add egg, vanilla, and salt. Stir until blended.
- Mix in flour until combined.
- Fold in butterscotch chips.
- Spread the batter into the baking pan and bake for 25 minutes.
For the Maple Butter Sauce
- In a medium sauce pan, mix butter, sugar, cream cheese, maple syrup and brown sugar.
- Cook over medium heat and stir until smooth. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Once the blondies are cooked and cooled completely, cut blondies into squares and serve with butter pecan ice cream and drizzle sauce over the top.
- 8x8 inch pan