Blond Brownies a la Mode Recipe
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Blond Brownies a la Mode Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 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
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • Vanilla ice cream and chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 322 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Place on dessert plates with a scoop of ice cream. Top with sauce; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Blond Brownies a la Mode in Taste of Home April/May 2005, p27

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nramsey 117615
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"Good, but this is really more of a cake than a brownie. I was looking forward to something gooey and brownie-like and got a cake. It is good, but not what I was looking for."

Sundayfood 55093
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"So delicious!"

Cherie58 105637
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"Yummy I added chocolate chips"

neefee41 206249
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"Great for church dinners"

sswimmomm 117611
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"Liked the sauce but the blondies are too cake like not gooey like brownines....would use a different brownie recipe with the sauce."

katlaydee3 84883
Reviewed May. 15, 2012

"This was a delicious recipe that I made on Mother's Day. Everyone loved it."

10sChick 63179
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"As an update to my review below.... If you're looking for an Applebee's warm maple butter sauce (like I was), the sauce in this recipe isn't it. The Applebee's version is:

1/2 c. butter (soft), 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1/4 c. cream cheese (soft), 2 T. Maple Syrup, 1/4 tsp. salt. Cream together in microwavable bowl. Heat 30 seconds or so until just melted. Serve warm over ice cream and blondie. It's wonderful!!!!!!!!"

10sChick 55082
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"This recipe is a definite keeper. The blondies alone were moist and flavorful. The sauce is what makes this dessert. I found it a little strong on the maple syrup flavor and will probably cut back there next time and up the amount of evap milk -- but that's just my preference. Serve it with the sauce warm. YUM!!"

1275 63178
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"These are great! It is a nice twist on the traditional brownie. They are so moist! I substituted the pecans for peanut butter chips- or you can try chocolate chips. Next time I might eliminate some of the baking powder. Just a thought."

bratnella_NM 135447
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"I'm not all that fond of blondies, but that sauce is wonderful!"

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