Maple Walnut Blondie (Applebee’s Copycat Recipe)

If you’re not a chocolate lover than A) I don’t know if we can be friends and B) this dessert is for you.

If you’ve had the Maple Walnut Blondie at Apple bee’s, this tastes just like it but better. Of course I had to be sure so we headed to Apple bee’s with some friends for appetizers and dessert.

The verdict? Yep, this one is definitely better.

But it could just be that in South Florida the chain restaurants and service are sub par compared to the rest of the country. Sad, but true.

The trouble I’ve had with other copycat recipes is that the Maple Butter Sauce that is poured over the blondie never seemed to be the same as Applebee’s. This Maple Butter Sauce however is spot on.

My husband was in charge of scooping the ice cream and he went a little heavy on the ice cream. There is a warm, buttery blondie under there…somewhere.
The batter is super thick. Don’t worry. That’s normal. And don’t be snitching too much batter because you’ll need every bit to make these.
This only makes an 8×8 pan so it’s perfect for someone who lacks self control. I may or may not have eaten the whole pan before church one Sunday. And I wonder why the last 10 pounds of baby weight is lingering…
I’m over at Tablespoon with this Maple Walnut Blondie recipe.

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  1. So kind of you to remember us non-chocolate lovers. 🙂

  2. Yummm!!! This sounds delightful!

  3. My work girlfriends and I used to go over to Applebees at lunch and share this dessert…amazing. If you are saying this is similar I need to make this…it really is that wonderful. The maple nut flavors just make this decadent. Your picture looks spot on!

  4. YUM!

  5. Oh how I need this in my life like, yesterday!!

  6. I haven’t had this dessert before, but it sounds amazing!

  7. These sound and look amazing! I love your blog name btw :o)
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  8. Oh my – my husband loves this. If I was a good wife, I would make this for him for Valentine’s Day.

  9. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe you posted this. I have LOVED this dessert for YEARS! I actually kind of forgot about it to tell you the truth. Making this weekend, thanks!!!

  10. I found this recipe via Pinterest and made it for a big family dinner last night by doubling the blondie recipe & tripling the sauce recipe (we love the sauce!) It was amazing! When I mixed up the sauce at first I didn’t think it tasted like Applebees sauce very much until I heated it. Once it was heated it tasted EXACTLY like Applebees sauce. It was wonderful!

  11. My family LOVES this from Applebees. Making VERY soon!!

  12. Oh, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you. This recipe was amazingly yummy. Shockingly, I always thought I was not a blondies fan (why mess with a perfectly yummy chocolate brownie?!) but now…oh how my tune has changed!

  13. I stumbled upon your recipe the other day and was so excited because I love Applebees Maple Walnut Blondie. I haven’t been there in quite awhile, but decided to try your recipe and it is perfect!! I love it and had no trouble making it. My whole family loved it. Thank you so much!!!

    • We were just at Applebee’s specifically to have this desert. We had just had dinner at home when my husbands sweet tooth attacked. After waiting to be seated, the waitress informed us it is no longer on the menu. We made due with the molten chocolate… Sad day…

  14. This is one of my fav desserts and could not wait to make it, but, unfortunately it wasn’t even close to Apple bee’s. It was good, but not like the original, especially the sauce. That was way off.: (

  15. I could not resist the Maple Walnut Brownie recipe and it was not a disappointment. The texture of the brownie was dense and moist, and the sauce warmed slightly was absolutely delicious. I used a store brand premium vanilla ice cream over the brownie and will certainly file this under favorites and keepers. Thanks.

  16. WOW!!! I jus found this recipe and was hoping that it was just like the blondie at Applebees…and IT IS!!!! I just finished the sauce (my favorite part along with the ice cream) and it is spot on…i know this because I got some to go the other day and did a taste test comparison. SPOT ON!!! even cold!!! Can’t wait to heat it up and have it with some yummy vanilla ice cream!!! LOVE YOU FOR THIS RECIPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. This recipe is spot on! My husband has requested that this be the only dessert I ever make for him! Thanks for sharing such a perfect blondie recipe!

  18. I’m so glad I found this recipe! Thank you! Although it came out delicious (you were right, definitely as good as the original Applebees version), my blondie got super hard as they sat in the oven turned off. What can I do to avoid it from getting really hard like that? I tried microwaving it just before I served it, but it didn’t do much good 🙁

  19. This sounds delicious. It is not that I don’t like chocolate but more that it doesn’t like me. I am highly allergic to caffeine and unfortunately this means chocolate is a big no-no. Very sad as this cuts down on the number of desserts available and I often miss out on cakes at parties since chocolate is the go to.

  20. I followed this recipe, and compared it to numerous others out there. To the letter.
    IT came out horrible. More like one big gooey cookie than cake, hard as rock within a few hours. Gooey on the inside, crisp on the ends. Cheaper to just to Applebees when I get a taste for one. The Maple Syrup alone cost nearly $8, for just a couple tablespoons.
    For those who say it was good, I guarantee they did something else besides what this recipe calls for.
    They are all basically the same, and I am an excellent cook. Just pay the money and go to Applebees, they use a commercial batter, no way to reproduce it no matter what we try. Looks good, but not worth the time and effort.