These were probably the best dessert I made over Christmas break (and one of the easiest too). Everyone really liked them, and they were gone in less than 24 hours! Originally I wanted to make maple flavored marshmallows but we didn’t have enough gelatin and it’s about 10 miles to the store so I settled for maple blondies (I made my marshmallows the next day though!). But these were so good, I hesitate to say I settled for them. I started with a basic blond brownie recipe and just added chopped pecans, maple flavoring, and white chocolate chips–a delicious combination if I do say so myself =). And then I got on a maple kick and had to make some maple cupcakes–oh yeah, get excited! Remember my plan to get caught up on my blogging over the break? Well, that’s kind of hard when you bake two or three new things every day…oh well ;). Enjoy!
Maple Pecan Blondies
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
10 tbsp butter or margarine (melted)
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp maple extract
12 oz white chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Add brown sugar to melted butter and mix well. Then add egg and maple extract. Mix well. Add flour until just mixed.
3. Stir in white chocolate chips and nuts. Spread out dough in a greased 9×13 pan.
4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. It will not appear done at first but will harden as it cools.