White Chocolate Maple Blondies

These White Chocolate Maple Blondies are life changing – no lie! They’re a spruced up version of the Applebee’s Maple Butter Blondie Copycat recipe, topped with ice cream and the most amazing maple butter sauce!

White Chocolate Maple Blondies with Maple Butter Sauce poured on top

My White Chocolate Maple Blondies Recipe Are The Perfect Applebees Dupe!

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. Yes they have 3 sticks of butter. Yes, they have white chocolate. Yes, there is a splash of maple in them…and yes, they are topped with the most insane maple butter sauce that will will easily decide to pour on everything that you eat forevermore.

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How to Make White Chocolate Maple Blondies

The very easy blondie recipe comes together with simple ingredients:

  • Butter. I used salted butter, but you can use either salted or unsalted.
  • Light Brown Sugar. The brown sugar adds a little more depth of flavor than granulated sugar in this recipe.
  • Vanilla Extract. For a little more flavor.
  • Salt/Baking Powder.
  • All Purpose Flour.
  • Eggs.
  • Maple Syrup. I always use pure maple syrup, but certainly you can use pancake syrup if that’s all you have, although it doesn’t pack as much flavor. OR you can use 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of maple extract if you have that on-hand as well.

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How To Know When Blondies Are Done Baking

The trick I use for blondies as well as brownies is that you insert a tooth pick a few inches away from the edge (NOT the center), and if it comes out clean they’re done! The reason I do this is because if you wait until the center comes out clean you will have an overdone brownie/blondie. This trick will leave your blondies soft!

Is the Maple Butter Sauce Optional?

Sure, but no. Ha! The maple butter sauce is out of control delicious, so I highly recommend you make it, especially if you plan on eating these warm with ice cream.

If you are bringing these to an event and aren’t planning to serve with the ice cream you can skip it because it could get messy if you don’t have a fork or spoon. But make sure to try the sauce at some point! It’s life changing good!

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Maple White Chocolate Blondies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These White Chocolate Maple Blondies are life changing – no lie! They’re a spruced up version of the Applebee’s Maple Butter Blondie Copycat recipe, and they’re better than ever before!



  • 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Hi, do these freeze well?


Tried these tonight…. the whole thing was still liquid with a crispy crust… what can I change??? Help the crust tasted delicious


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!


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!!


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

Amanda Berg
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.

Kodye Porter
Kodye Porter

What if I use maple extract instead of the syrup?


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…

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!! 🙂


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


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?


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


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? 🙂


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?


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. 🙂


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!


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.

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.

Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig

Whoa, maple butter sauce…I am salivating!!

Laura Dembowski

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

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!!

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!

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!!!!


Holy moly! These look insane! I love them!

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


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?

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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