Maple blondies are the perfect dessert. They are soft, chewy, sweet, and full of delicious maple flavor. These are so easy to make and will have your family asking for more! If you love a fudgy delicious blondie or brownie, these blondies made with maple syrup are going to be something you love!
I love dessert bars. If you’ve visited my blog before you have probably seen that. My Grasshopper Bars, Peanut Butter Brownies, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are some of the most popular posts here on the blog, and in my house! I decided to combine my love for dessert bars with my love for real maple syrup, and these maple blondies were born!
These maple blondies may, in fact, be perfect. I am not just tooting my own horn here people. This is one of those recipes that I’ve made and then done a little happy dance because I’m so excited to share it here on the blog!! They are seriously delicious, and the texture is perfect!! Soft and chewy and mmmmmm so good.
I’ve done a lot of baking in my life. A lot. However, until recently I’ve never made blondies. I don’t know why, I guess it’s that I’m more of a chocolate girl so I tend to go for brownies if I’m looking for a chewy sweet dessert.
But after our maple syrup making adventure a couple of weeks ago I decided that I wanted to create a dessert to highlight that amazing flavor. It is so delicious I feel like I could stick a straw in it and drink it! Don’t get me wrong, it is awesome on pancakes, oatmeal and waffles… but I felt it deserved even more. After all I spent all that time making it, I might as well turn it into something amazing.
After a couple of tries, these maple blondies were born. When they cooled and I cut one out I ran into the living room, “This is it!! This is what I wanted to make… oh my… these are soooo good!” I practically threw them at my hubby and kids.
And they agreed, agreed to the point I had to make sure to photograph them quickly so that there was something besides crumbs and an empty pan to show all of you.
They are really that good, run-through-your-house- yelling- like-a-madwoman- good!!
Here’s what you’ll need for these maple blondies:
1- Cup Maple Syrup ( the real stuff!!)
1/2- Cup Brown Sugar
6- Tbsp. Butter- melted
2- tsp. Vanilla
2- Cups Flour
1/2- tsp Baking Powder
1/4- tsp Salt
Get your oven heating to 350 and grease an 8×8 pan.
Now we’re going to reduce the maple syrup a bit on the stove. In a small pan bring the syrup to a boil over med/high heat. Make sure you keep a close eye on it, once it gets boiling it likes to foam up and try to boil over, you can give it a stir or reduce the heat a little if it does. Keep it boiling for about 10 minutes or about 1/4 cup is evaporated. Once that’s done remove it from the heat to cool.
In a large mixing bowl combine your butter, egg, vanilla, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix in your flour and maple syrup alternating and stirring well. Note- This is a pretty liquidy batter, more like a cake batter than brownie batter so don’t be alarmed if it seems runny!
Once everything is well combined pour it into your prepared pan.
Pop it in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean. It should be a nice golden brown at this point.
Let them cool completely… or as long as you can. Cut into squares and enjoy!!
If you have any left (which you probably won’t!) store them in an airtight container.
Go now! Make these maple blondies!! Then come on back and let me know if your family loves them as much as mine does!
- 1- Cup Real Maple Syrup
- 1/2- Cup Brown Sugar
- 1- Egg
- 6- Tbsp. Butter- melted
- 2- tsp. Vanilla
- 2- Cups Flour
- 1/2- tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4- tsp Salt
1. In a medium saucepan boil maple syrup over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until about 1/4 of it has evaporated.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine your butter, egg, vanilla, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix in your flour and maple syrup alternating and stirring well until completely incorporated.
3.Pour into a greased 8x8 pan
4. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
5. Cool and cut into 12 squares