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Blond Brownies a la Mode

 Blond Brownies a la Mode
We have a lot of church socials and I'm always looking for something new and different to prepare. These brownies, drizzled with a sweet maple sauce, are a sure hit…with or without the ice cream. —Pat Parker, Chester, South Carolina
20 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • MAPLE CREAM SAUCE:
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • Vanilla ice cream and chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in pecans.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For the sauce, combine syrup and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a
  • boil; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in
  • milk. Cut brownies into squares; cut in half if desired.
  • Place on dessert plates with a scoop of ice cream. Top with sauce;

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Blond Brownies a la Mode (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 brownie with 1 tablespoon sauce (calculated without ice cream and pecans) equals 322 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.