Monday was National Dessert Day so Joe and I made the most of it by enjoying one of my favorite, easy desserts, Maple Blondie Brownie Dessert. It actually contains two of my favorite things: blondie brownies and ice cream!
Last year I did a post about blondie brownies in general.(https://athomefordinner.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/blondie-brownies/) The blondie is very similar to a bar-style chocolate chip cookie. There are tons of variations on the blondie, anything can be added, from jams swirled in, to chocolate chips and nuts. This recipe is again a basic blondie recipe, but with walnuts stirred in.
The thing that makes this recipe so decedant is the sauce. The sauce is three simple ingredients: maple syrup, butter and brown sugar. Bring them to a boil, and your ready to eat. Yummmmm…..
The brownies can be made a day ahead, just cover and store at room temperature. The sauce can also be made ahead and refrigerated tightly covered. To reheat, microwave the brownies for 15-20 seconds per serving, top with ice cream and spoon with sauce. To reheat the sauce, microwave for 1 minute until warm.
I apologize for the lack of pictures for this post, for some reason my camera was fighting with me! But I think you get the point. This is a yummy, easy dessert you can make for company, or just for the weekday dessert! Enjoy!
Maple Blondie Brownie Dessert
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/4 cup walnuts(more if desired)
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 TBSP vanilla
1/2 cup white chocolate chips(if desired)
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine butter and brown sugar. Blend in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in walnuts and white chocolate chips. Spread into 9×9-inch pan. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. To make sauce: Place all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes, until slightly thickened. Place brownie square in bottom of bowl. Scoop vanilla ice cream on top, and top with maple sauce. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.