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Maple Blondies {Soft Chewy and Delicious!}

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 have a delicious crisp top and soft chewy center that combines to create an amazing texture! These are a great fall treat or a great way to use fresh maple syrup in the spring

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Mix ins for these maple blondies-

These blondies are perfect with just their rich maple flavor but they are also great with other flavors mixed in! Some great additions are chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts. Chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips are also delicious additions! You can also add dried fruit like cranberries or even apples! 

How to store these maple blondies-

These blondies are best stored in an airtight container. They will keep well for several days. 

Tips for these blondies- 

Let them cool completely-

I know it is tempting to cut into these as soon as they come out of the oven but they need to cool and set so that they are the perfect texture and don’t fall apart. 

Serve them with ice cream-

 For an extra special treat warm up your blondies and top them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of extra maple syrup! 

Use real maple syrup-

For this recipe you need to use pure maple syrup not pancake syrup. Some “syrup” is just corn syrup with maple flavoring. It will not result in the right flavor or texture in these blondies. 

Don’t overmix-

 For brownies and blondies you don’t want to overmix the batter. Whipping too much air into the batter can alter the fudgy chewy texture. You can mix them by hand using a whisk or wooden spoon or use an electric mixer on low speed. 

Here’s what you’ll need for these maple blondies:

1- Cup Maple Syrup ( the real stuff!!)

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

Get your oven heating to 350 and grease an 8×8 baking dish or line with parchment paper. 

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 using an electric mixer or stand mixer on low combine your butter, egg, vanilla extract and brown sugar. In a medium bowl combine baking powder and salt and  flour. Alternate adding the flour mixture and maple syrup to the butter mixture and mixing well after each addition until it is all well blended. 

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 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!

 

Maple Blondies

These Maple Blondies are soft, chewy, and full of delicious maple flavor!
4.24 from 64 votes
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Course: Desserts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Get your oven heating to 350 and grease an 8×8 baking dish or line with parchment paper. 
  • 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 using an electric mixer or stand mixer on low combine your butter, egg, vanilla extract and brown sugar. In a medium bowl combine baking powder and salt and  flour. Alternate adding the flour mixture and maple syrup to the butter mixture and mixing well after each addition until it is all well blended. 
  • 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 Cut into squares and enjoy!!
  • If you have any left (which you probably won’t!) store them in an airtight container.

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12 Comments

  1. Ohhh, heaven. I remember you saying you were going to make Blondies. It’s sugaring season here like mad!
    I was never very into Blondies until recently. When made right, they might even be better than brownies.

  2. My first attempt failed! Your post can take credit for me trying these again!! So glad I did 🙂

  3. Made the mistake of making these twice. Honestly terrible Followed the recipe exactly and they were bad both times.

  4. I just put mine in the oven. I added bits of bacon to it. I’m excited to see how they turn out!

  5. Hoping the final product turns out. I had to ditch the first attempt at batter- I had massive clumps.
    The second attempt at batter I added more syrup- but before I put it in the oven it was already the consistency of partially set fudge. Not thrilled so far and will be incredibly disappointed if this ends up as a waste of really good local maple syrup.

  6. I made these and the syrup reduced but turned hard so I melted the butter and mixed the two with my immersion blender beat everything together. The directions say to pour it into the pan but the mixture was clumpy so I added another egg and 2 big squirts of maple syrup and best with mixer. The batter turned out like batter should be and tasted like mild maple. Once in the pan I sprinkled pecans on one third of it . Turned out great.

  7. Mine don’t turn out like the photo more like cake using our homemade syrup. Still good flavor. I don’t boil down the syrup too too much too nervous to burn it its already been reduced. Not maple flavor just sweet.

  8. Looking at some of the comments and just putting them together myself for the first time (results TBD as they’re still cooking), dealing with the maple syrup boiling too long in order to reduce it by a quarter and thus changing its texture to basically soft candy is an issue worth addressing in the post with an update/edit, I would think. Since I can’t judge volume visually very well, I was measuring and could tell that is was going to be too thick if I let it cool. I therefore mixed up the batter while it was still warm. We’ll see if the blondies are rock hard. ‍♀️

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