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Apple Blondies Recipe

Chewy Apple Blondies topped with a Caramel Buttercream and Toffee bits. One of my favorite Apple desserts!

If you love blondies, be sure to check out this classic Butterscotch Blondie Recipe! For a holiday treat, these Pecan Pie Blondies get rave reviews!

Square of apple bar topped with frosting and toffee bits.

A Family Favorite

I’m often asked what’s my favorite dessert. Or my favorite recipe. It’s a difficult question for me to answer.

First, it depends on the day. I might be more in the mood for a certain flavor. Or texture. Some days chocolate cake sounds delicious, other days it’s an oatmeal cookie. All days Rice Krispie treats sound delicious to me.

Second, totally depends on the recipe. Some recipes are easy and some are difficult. Say I’m in the mood for peanut butter, I may only want to spend 5 minutes in my kitchen making a cookie dough dip instead of a few hours making peanut butter truffles.

Finally, it always depends on who’s enjoying the recipe with me. Will I be eating alone? Sharing with family? Girlfriends?

Asking a food blogger for their favorite recipe is complicated. Who knew? It’s like asking a parent to pick a favorite child!

But, I can honestly say, TODAY, (and today only, hehe) these Apple Blondies are one of my favorite recipes! They were easy to whip up and the frosting. Oh my, you all know I love frosting….

In case you missed it, check out my Apple Pecan Cups!

Apple blondie on a piece of parchment paper with frosting and toffee.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

PRO TIP: Use binder clips to hold parchment paper in place before baking.

Step 2: In a small bowl, mix filling ingredients together with a fork. Set aside.

Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar with melted butter until smooth. Add egg, vanilla, salt and flour. Pour into bottom of prepared pan. Top with apple filling.

Step 4: Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

Step 5: For the frosting, beat butter until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar, caramel and heavy cream. Beat an additional 3-4 minutes until desired consistency.

Step 6: Remove parchment paper from pan and place blondies on a large platter (or cutting board). Frost bars and sprinkle with remaining toffee bits. Cut into large squares, then into triangles.

Apple brownie bar with frosting.

Recipe FAQs

How do I store Apple Blondies

Keep blondies in an air tight container int he refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze Apple Blondies

Yes! These are best frozen without frosting, however, you can still freeze with the frosting. Wrap in plastic wrap and slide into a ziploc freezer bag. Store for up to 3 months.

What apples are best for baking?

I like to use a mix of gala and granny smith apples for baking.

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Yield: 18 servings

Apple Blondies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Chewy Apple Blondies topped with a Caramel Buttercream and Toffee bits. One of my favorite Apple desserts!

Ingredients

For the blondies:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

For the filling:

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup toffee bits
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp caramel sauce
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp toffee bits

Instructions

  1. For the blondies, line a 9inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Spray with baking spray and press paper to sides of pan. Set aside.
  2. In a small bow, mix filling ingredients together with a fork. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar with melted butter until smooth. Add egg, vanilla, salt and flour. Pour into bottom of prepared pan. Top with apple filling. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.
  5. For the frosting, beat butter until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add powdered sugar, caramel and heavy cream. Beat an additional 3-4 minutes until desired consistency.
  6. Remove parchment paper from pan and place blondies on a large platter (or cutting board). Frost bars and sprinkle with remaining toffee bits. Cut into large squares, then into triangles.
  7. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. ENJOY.

Notes

**I use caramel ice cream topping for this recipe!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on September 25, 2013

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