Maple Walnut Blondies are perfectly chewy and studded with walnuts for the ultimate fall treat.
I live with the Ebenezer Scrooge of desserts.
Boyfriend does not particularly like sweets. In fact, my baking escapades usually result in him crinkling his nose at me suspiciously. Rarely do they result in him eating whatever I have made.
He may as well be parading around saying, “Bah humbug.”
As a baker, this can be more than a little annoying, particularly when I need a taste-tester. As an eater…hey, more for me.
In light of this situation, my friend Cindy has become my primary dessert taste-tester. Nevermind the fact that she is a personal trainer, girl can taste-test sweets like none other.
Recently, she asked me to come up with a recipe for Maple Walnut Blondies, inspired by the seasonal ones at Trader Joe’s. Since she so willingly tries everything I bring her, I figured that the least I could do was provide her with a recipe for Maple Walnut Blondies so that she could make them even after they are “out of season” at TJ’s.
It took me about three tries to get this one right, but in this case, I’d say that third time’s a charm.
These blondies are perfectly chewy, mapley, and studded with walnuts. They’re my favorite fall flavors, jam-packed into one perfect bar cookie.
Even though I shared half the batch with Cindy, I had no problem putting away the other half of these by myself, no help required.
Bah humbug indeed.