White Chocolate Blondies with Maple Sauce

Celebrate Canada Day with these easy-to-make White Chocolate Blondies with Maple Sauce 🇨🇦

FOR THE BLONDIES

Ingredients

3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. pure maple syrup
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. white chocolate chips
1/2 c. roughly chopped walnuts (optional)

FOR THE MAPLE SAUCE

Ingredients

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. pure maple syrup
1 c. granulated sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
Pinch salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a 9-x-9” pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in syrup and vanilla then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix on low until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts, then press dough into pan.
  5. Bake until golden, about 30-35 minutes (check batter for doneness using a toothpick). Let cool to room temperature before slicing into squares.

Meanwhile, make the Maple Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add sugar, maple syrup, cream cheese, vanilla and salt.
  3. Cook stirring occasionally, until the cream cheese has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  5. Serve blondies with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of Maple Sauce.