White Chocolate Maple Blondies

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These White Chocolate Maple Blondies are life changing… no lie. They are a version of the Applebee’s Maple Butter Blondie Copycat recipe… but better!

These blondies look fairly unassuming.

Probably similar to a million other things I’ve made…



But y’all guys.

They are fall on the ground, hum when you chew, name your first born after me good.


Like really.


So please, I insist that you give these a try,

Yes they are sweet.

Some might say too sweet.



Yes they have 3 sticks of butter.

Some might say too buttery.

More lies.


Yes, they have white chocolate.

Now if you say you don’t like white chocolate I might have to fist face you.


And yes, there is a splash of maple in them…just enough to make them interesting.


So really.

You have no choice but to make these.

And then die at how good they are.

But then come alive to tell the tale.



White Chocolate Maple Blondies.

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First whip up your easy peasy batter.


Now here’s where that splash of syrup comes in…

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And please use real maple syrup…

I love me some Aunt Jemima…but not here.  Not now.


Stir in the white chocolate chips.

If you are a nut person, you could even add some nuts…


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Then spread that in your pan.

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White it’s baking make your Maple butter sauce.

Also, you don’t have to make this..it’s just totally phemon if you plan to serve these with ice cream…

Otherwise skip it.


But I will say it’s good enough to drink with a straw, drizzle over cardboard or roll around nekkid in.


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When your blondies are good and baked they will have to cool before you cut them…

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It’s worth the wait…

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Then this…

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I am not kidding about these.

Run, don’t walk.



Maple White Chocolate Blondies


makes 16 bars



  • 3/4 cups butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate

Maple Butter Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure Maple Syrup
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9×9 pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together with mixer until light and fluffy 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, baking powder and salt until incorporated.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in flour until combined.
  6. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  7. Spread batter into pan and bake 25-30 minutes.
  8. Let cool before cutting into squares.
  9. To make the sauce combine sugar, maple syrup and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until melted. Simmer sauce for 4 minutes without stirring and remove from heat.
  10. Whisk in the sour cream and vanilla and allow to cool.


serve with ice cream, if desired, or drizzle sauce over the blondies.

Recipe heavily adapted from America’s Most Wanted Recipes


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59 Comments on "White Chocolate Maple Blondies"

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Rachel Cooks

To much butter? Too much sugar? Crazy talk! These remind me of blondies from a popular restaurant, I haven’t had one in ages — it was either TGI Friday’s or Applebees. It came out to the table hot in a skillet. Oh my goodness, so good! Definitely giving these a try.

Rachel Cooks

Oh my gosh. Apparently I skip the first sentence of posts? So….Applebee’s it is! lol. Now, where’s my coffee?

Coco in the Kitchen

Maple-ANYthing is irresistible.
You just took these over-the-top with the maple butter sauce,
you devil!

Luv What You Do

That first picture is a beautiful restaurant quality photo!!!

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies

So basically you’re saying they’re “Become a Zombie” good? I believe it.

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Oh, these look like heaven! Too much butter? Is that really a thing?


They look incredible. Is there a way to “punch up” the maple flavor in the brownie? I fear adding too much syrup to the batter. I want to make these, but without the butter sauce.

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Hello a la mode!

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

These do look so good! I will be making them.


You nailed it on this recipe!! Love all these flavors!


These look heavenly! I can’t eat regular chocolate as it gives me migraines so I’m always looking for white chocolate desserts. I’ll be baking these very soon. Thanks!

Alyson - Lift, Bend, Bake

Yes ma’am! Goodness these sound great. I absolutely love maple flavored sweets, and the only thing that could make it better is white chocolate. Wow!

Beth @ bethcakes

I really, really enjoyed your description of the maple butter. Seems like a pretty accurate reaction. 🙂 I don’t know how I’ve been to Applebee’s a thousand times and never had one. Yours look and sound incredible, though!

Cassie | Bake Your Day

They look stunningly perfect…that texture! And the maple. Total win.

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

Ahhhhh, stop making me so hungry!! [Just kidding, don’t ever stop.]

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Nothing is really ever too sweet, rich, or buttery for me. I love white chocolate, and caramel, and blondies are my fave things to make. So adaptable and these are just heavenly. Pinned.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Pooey! These look PERFECT! And I’m definitely trying them soon. Love!

Emily @ Life on Food

The bars looks good enough on their own…and then you added ice cream and maple sauce.

Sue {munchkin munchies}

They look so dense and yummy! I don’t believe any of the lies:)

Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes

The sound so decadent, but so good! Can you believe I used to not like blondies?!? Luckily I’ve had a change of heart!


So…I don’t actually like white chocolate. But Imma try these anyway. They sound fantastic and really. Nothing could be too buttery. Evah.

Stefanie Mysel

Incredible! This might be one of THE sweetest recipes I’ve seen! Nice!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

I need a straw for that sauce. It may not even make it to the blondies!


Too much butter? Are you kidding, never!!! These are like a dream come true! Total heaven in bar form!


I’m so glad I restocked on maple syrup last week…because otherwise I’d be sending the.boy to the store to buy some ASAP. At 11pm. I have no shame.

Jamie @lifelovelemons

Wow. Like, really. Wow. These look soooooo good. Pinning!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

You can NEVER have too much butter! These look totally amazing, Shelly!


Some may run away when they hear three sticks of butter, but I am running to your house to devour the pan! The running will balance out the blondies, right?


Holy moly! These look insane! I love them!

(no such thing as too much butter in a dessert!)

Robyn | Add a Pinch

I spied these on Pinterest and KNEW they had to be yours. Doesn’t that make you feel like a rock stah! Yum!!!!

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

Blondies are never too much! That sauce is about to be made in my kitchen and I think I might need a double batch. I have already chowed down on half!

Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

So glad to see you used real maple syrup here! I love the flavor, and I bet it has done amazing things to these blondies!!

Laura Dembowski

I have wanted to make these blondies for awhile, and now my craving has intensified. Must make these blondies!

Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig

Whoa, maple butter sauce…I am salivating!!

Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego)

This looks insanely good… so good I think I won’t rest until I’ve had it. The maple sauce on the ice cream over the blondie did me in.


These look like a great fall treat. I will make them this weekend when it turns 60 degrees here in Michigan. Thank you for the great recipe.


That’s some sweet storytelling–I’d probably fist anyone who didn’t like white chocolate, too. So in the wise words of Mulan, “I’ll hold him, and you punch! Heh.” I love me some white chocolate blondies any day!


OMG! I love Applebee’s Maple Butter Blondies!! I was dropping hints on the hubs the other day to go there for dessert. Totally making these. Thanks for posting…you’re my new best friend! Or new worst enemy when I consider the weight gain. Eh, worth it. 🙂


I made this last night and while the flavor was amazing, the brownies never cooked completely through. I baked them for almost an hour and had to take them out because the top was getting too dark. Even then, they were still runny in the middle. Would anyone have any idea why this could have happened?


The same thing happened to me. I think that there’s not enough flour in the recipe. I bake for a living, and the ratio seems way off. Did this happen to anyone else? Is it possible there could be a typo? 🙂


One of my favorite desserts – and that butter sauce….that is the stuff of dreams!


Hmm, can i skip the ice cream and just drizzle the sauce over the brownies or do you think that would just be sweetness overkill without the ice cream to cut it?


Wow! These were yummy but almost too sweet. One square required a full glass of milk for me.

Mary S

I WANT to fist face those who make snarky comments to me because I can’t eat dark chocolate! Here’s a KISS face for the white chocolate and maple in these beauties!! These look just like Applebee’s Restaurants Blondies. I halved again the amounts, to make a 9×13 pan. Bring on the French Vanilla Ice Cream and Maple Butter Sauce, I will be going into a sugar coma!! 🙂


So…do you mean 1 1/2 STICKS of butter instead of 1 1/2 CUPS? I made these as written and they were really, really runny and inedible. It just seemed like way too much butter…

Kodye Porter

What if I use maple extract instead of the syrup?

Amanda Berg

I used the 3/4 cup update. Mine are cooked on top but not inside. Up to 50 mins so far and still not cooked all the way through.


my friend and I are eating the batter as I type ! So tasty , large possibility the batter will be eaten unbaked.


I haven’t made the blondies yet, but have made the sauce several times. It is so delicious!! I used it on waffles, pancakes, ice cream & other blondies. It is so yummy I could drink it out of the jar! Thanks for sharing!!


I made these lovelies for a family function a little while ago. They were so good they were fighting over the last piece,even trying to bribe. It was so funny! That’s saying a lot because our family has lots of great bakers. Great job and thanks for sharing!