Copycat Applebee’s Walnut Blondie With Maple Butter Sauce

Blondes really do have more fun! This blondie is baked with nuts, topped with both ice cream and chopped walnuts, and served warm covered with a rich, sizzling maple butter sauce. Everyone has a sweet tooth! Nothing is better than a warm brownie or blondie with ice cream. This recipe takes it to another level.

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

Ingredients:Copycat Walnut Blondie
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 ( I highly recommend using REAL maple syrup )
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.

Enjoy !



  1. I always envy people eating various brownie recipes and oooohing and aaaaahing – I don’t like chocolate, believe it or not. I can’t wait to try this – sounds fantastic!!

  2. This is Great and Love when can see what it looks like before you make it!

    Love your recipes!


  3. Have not tries it yet but I hope to. I like seeing these posted
    recipes. Look the hundreds I log into my computer programs , I
    will never get to all of them but I keep on plugging away.
    thanks for putting up this listserve

  4. I will try this one it sounds like it will me a good one to try. And thank you genene

  5. Thank you for this recipe Tom. I am going to try it tomorrow. I love this dessert !!!! I’m fairly new to your website, and I love it !!!!


  7. I made this for superbowl and the brownie looked exactly like it should but the glaze looked just like syrup…it was brown instead of the creamy color. I added some confectionary sugar to get the right consistency. It was all good but didn’t taste like Applebees to me.

  8. This is my favorite desert eating at Applebees. I love its richness and it not being overly smothered in chocolate. It is delectable. UMMM uh goode!!

  9. to judy.. you might want to add some heavy cream to the topping, it gives it a creamier and lighter texture and color.
    Otherwise the recipe is great, i omitted the white choco chips..

  10. I have tried this, and now it is my favorite. It is not too sweet, nor is it too rich. It is just heaven. You gotta get one from Apple Bees. You will love it too!
    Now i will try to make it myself. So I don’t have to make a run to Apple Bees every night just to have one.

  11. The White Chocolate chips should really be melted for the maple sauce NOT in the blondie. That’ll help stop the brown sugar look to the sauce.

  12. This is my favorite reason to go to Applebee’s. I *love* this one. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  13. To make this dessert to really turn out like Applebee’s, serve on cast iron so that when the sauce hits the hot iron, the caramelization actually occurs. When I’m at Applebee’s and they don’t get the iron hot enough, I make them redo it. It’s absolutely KEY!!

  14. I’ve made these a couple times now, and shared it with everyone.. My family’s new favorite, Even mu husband who loathes caramel! And so easy that I don’t mind making them a couple times a week ;o)
    I have found that the syrup lasts us through a few batches, but that’s partly to us sneaking a plain cookie here and there!
    Thank you!

  15. try using butter, maple syrup and white chocolate for the sauce- no brown sugar…?

    my whole family loves it!!!! THANX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=)

  17. try this for the sauce…its pretty close to applebees!
    1/2 stick unsalted butter
    1 pkg cream cheese
    1/4 cup whole milk
    3/4 pkg. white chocolate chips
    1 tsp maple syrup

  18. I must say, we just made this and this is the best Desert I have ever ate in my life. Thanks from the both of us and the many more people i will be putting on to this. Live life and Love God.

  19. Delicious but the sauce is entirely tooooo sweet and I added a cup and a half of milk :/

  20. I seen a recipe that had the cream chesse and butter in the sauce recipe. I don’t think that this is the same one.

  21. make the sauce with white sugar instead of brown. use real butter and evaporated milk. sauce is cream color and buttery just like applebees.

  22. My kids and I made this last night. We followed the recipe exactly and OMG it was fabulous!! My son asked for seconds. I served it a scoop of vanilla ice cream and the sauce on top…Deff just as good as the one from Applebees

  23. I tried this last night but I couldn’t get the brownie to cook thoroughly and it like carmelized inside. Any suggestions??

  24. would Aunt Jemima be considered maple syrup. I’m talking about the label that says Original

  25. The brownie and the sauce was NOTHING like Applebee’s Blondie, BUT still good.

  26. For the sauce, I prefer to use a can of eaglebrand cream and add a little maple flavoring. You can add milk until you get the desired consistency. Put in a saucepan and bring to a broil… It is so much better than using the syrup in my opinion!

  27. I just made them! I love it! Its one of my favorite treats, so I was very happy when I found this. Everyone should try it. Simple ingredients too.!

  28. The maple butter sauce has been a favorite of my kids’ for 10 years! I add another ingredient to it though to make the sauce creamy white. It still tastes great! Will be serving this for Thanksgiving and bottling extra for the kids to keep.

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