Blondies- An Applebee's Copycat Recipe

Kathie Carr


A friend of mine who used to work at Applebee's gave me 2 recipes that are close to a couple of my favorite dishes from that restaurant. These are not claimed to be Applebee's actual recipes but rather a close approximation. :)

Applebee's Blondies are just SO GOOD! Unfortunately I am allergic to nuts. This recipe is close to theirs and I can omit the nuts..... thanks to an anonymous friend!

If you try this recipe I think you will find it very similar to the Applebee's treat, with or without nuts.

I am sorry about the poor quality of the picture. This good recipe deserves better!

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
20 Min



1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/8 tsp
baking soda
1/8 tsp
1 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
chopped walnuts, optional
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
5 Tbsp
butter, melted
1 large
egg, beaten
1 Tbsp
good vanilla extract
1/2 c
white chocolate chips


3/4 c
real maple syrup, not imitation
1 stick
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
chopped walnuts, optional

How to Make Blondies- An Applebee's Copycat Recipe


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Stir together baking powder, soda, salt, and flour. Sift dry ingredients into a medium bowl, stir in 1/4 cup nuts and set aside.

    In another, larger, bowl mix 1 cup brown sugar and 5 tablespoons melted butter. Combine well. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well, again.

    Stir flour mixture into butter/brown sugar mixture, a little at a time. When well mixed stir in white chocolate chips.
  • 2Spread batter evenly in a non-stick 9 inch square pan. This will be a small amount of dough. The pan will not be as full as it would be for typical brownies.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes or until blondies pass the toothpick test. Remove from oven.
  • 3SAUCE:
    Heat maple syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in remaining butter and cook at a simmer until butter is melted. Stir in ermaining brown sugar and cook, stirring, until brown sugar has dissolved completely and sauce is hot. If you desire you can add 1/4 cup chopped nuts.

    Serve by placing warm blondie on plate, top with ice cream, and pour sauce over all.

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About Blondies- An Applebee's Copycat Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies