Copycat Applebee’s Maple Walnut Blondie Recipe

Copycat Applebee's Maple Walnut Blondie Recipe

The maple blondies from Applebee’s are so delicious are known far and wide. Let me set the scene for you. A warm, gooey walnut blondie is topped with ice cream, then a luscious maple cream sauce is poured over the top.

I doubled a recipe I found at Tablespoon by Girl Who Ate Everything. It has been a few years since I had this at Applebee’s but it just as good as I remember it being. Enjoy!

Copycat Applebee's Maple Walnut Blondie Recipe

Yield: 8x8-inch pan

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes

Total Time: About 1 hour


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 cup packed brown sugar
2 large egg
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 ounce cream cheese (4 tablespoons), softened
2 tablespoon maple syrup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

In a bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and walnuts. Whisk to combine. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and brown sugar with a mixer. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour mixture a little at a time until combined. Stir in white chocolate chips. Spread into the 8x8-inch pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until center passes the toothpick test. (I took mine out at 35 minutes. It looked done on top, but was gooey on the inside, which I like. Every oven varies so test it with a toothpick!)

Serve warm with ice cream and Maple Butter Sauce.
For the Maple Butter Sauce: In a small bowl add the butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and maple syrup. Blend with a mixer until smooth.
When ready to serve, heat the maple butter sauce for about 30 seconds in the microwave and pour over warmed blondie and ice cream.