Copycat Applebee’s Blonde Brownies

This Copycat Blonde Brownie recipe from Applebee’s is the real deal. A super easy to make dessert that the whole family will love. A Keeper!

copycat applebees blonde brownies

I don’t make blonde brownies (aka Blondies) very often but when I do this Copycat recipe from Applebee’s is my go-to recipe. I’m sure if you make this recipe you will agree.

ready for the oven
Brownie Batter ready to be Baked

Making this blondie recipe is no different than making your typical brownie recipe. If you have a nut allergy you can omit the chopped pecans.

For a fun substitution, you could use peanut butter morsels or even some butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips.

fresh out of the oven
Blonde Brownies fresh out of the Oven

You can eat these delicious brownies by themselves but how good would they be with a nice scoop of ice cream? Yummy!

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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

Applebee’s is a Grill + Bar restaurant chain focused on casual dining, with mainstream American dishes such as salads, chicken, pasta and burgers. All Applebee’s restaurants feature a bar area.

copycat applebees blonde brownies

Unlike some of my other brownie recipes, the batter for this blonde brownie recipe is quite thick. It almost has the consistency of peanut butter. So if that is what you end up with then you know you made it correctly!

copycat applebees blonde brownies

You can also use white chocolate chips for this copycat brownie recipe from Applebee’s. I don’t always have white chocolate chips on hand so I often use regular chocolate chips.

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 8 out of 10 in my opinion.

copycat applebees blonde brownies

You will need the following ingredients to make this copycat blonde brownies recipe from Applebee’s (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Baking Soda, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and Pecans.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix till combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the melted butter and brown sugar. Mixing well.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar mixture and mix well.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Blend until all the flour is incorporated. The batter will be thick.
  6. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and pecans over the top of the batter.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

Copycat Applebee's Blonde Brownies

Copycat Applebee’s Blonde Brownies

This Copycat Blonde Brownie recipe from Applebee's is the real deal. A super easy to make dessert that the whole family will love. A Keeper!
4.37 from 11 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 422 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Dish
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ¾ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 ¼ sticks Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 Cups Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ¾ Cup Pecans, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix till combined. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the melted butter and brown sugar. Mixing well.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar mixture and mix well.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Blend until all the flour is incorporated. Batter will be thick.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and pecans over the top of the batter.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Notes

→ This recipe may contain wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy. Please take the necessary precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 422kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 193mgPotassium: 209mgFiber: 2gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 348IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Katie kohn says:

    There are no chocolate chips in Applebees blonde brownies

  2. Rose says:

    These Copycat Applebee’s Blonde Brownies are great. My kids loved them. They were a big hit. A 10 in my book.

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