Maple Bacon Blondies

Maple syrup and brown sugar blondies with walnuts, a sticky glaze and a crumbled bacon topping. A sweet and salty dream.

I made these twice in three days.

Whilst taste testing the first batch I developed a bacon craving. Then I realized these were the perfect vehicle for bacon. The maple syrup in the batter and glaze is very strong and sweet. It’s the first and last thing you taste. Where there’s maple syrup there will should be bacon.

Even then I didn’t go all out and stir the bacon right into the batter. I was a scaredy-cat. I dipped my toes in the water by sprinkling the bacon on top so the blondies wouldn’t be a total loss if I didn’t like them.

As if.

I should know better.

Who hasn’t gotten a little maple syrup on their bacon whilst eating waffles or french toast and. . . liked it? If you dunk your bacon right into the syrup than you are a candidate for falling head over heels in love. Right here. Right now. They’re highly reminiscent of a pancake and bacon breakfast.

The first batch had white chocolate chips in them and were far superior in the fudgy category. I highly recommend throwing in some butterscotch or white chocolate chips otherwise they will be more cakey. Fudgy blondies rule.

Next time I’ll bravely add bacon to the batter and scatter a little lot on top.

No fear.

Maple Bacon Blondies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 24 minutes

Total Time: 44 minutes

Yield: 16 squares

Maple Bacon Blondies

Maple syrup and brown sugar blondies with walnuts, a sticky glaze and a crumbled bacon topping. A sweet and salty dream.

INGREDIENTS:

1 + 1/4 cups (5 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
7 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup (I used grade B)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, plus more for top if desired
1 cup butterscotch or white chocolate chips
4 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
glaze:
1 cup (4 ounces) glazing sugar or confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 to 2 tablespoons milk or cream

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized saucepan melt the butter and brown sugar together over medium heat. Stir in the maple syrup and remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm.
  4. Stir in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla then the flour mixture. Lastly stir in the walnuts and chips.
  5. Pour into the greased pan and bake for 20 - 24 minutes or until the edges pull away from the sides of the pan and are slightly golden.
  6. Allow to cool. Make the glaze by whisking the confectioners', maple syrup and milk together.
  7. Pour over top of the bars and sprinkle with the bacon and/or nuts.
  8. Refrigerate 1 - 2 hours. Lift the bars out of the pan by the parchment to a cutting board and slice into 2-inch squares for serving.

Notes:

Adapted from  King Arthur Flour

http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/maple-bacon-blondies/

Comments

  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction says

    a triple threat right here miss Reeni. Blondies, Bacon, and Maple. Holy heck!! I bow down to your creativity. I love blondies so so much. They are my favorite type of bar dessert. I like them (gasp) even more than brownies!!

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