Apple Hazelnut Blondies

Apple Hazelnut Blondies
Servings: 12 Yield: blondies Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 10 mins (nuts) and 30 minutes (blondies)


  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 chopped, peeled and cored Fuji apples (about 2 cups)
Maple Icing
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup vanilla extract

Make It


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees . Coat a 12-cavity brownie pan (such as Wilton Brownie Bar Pan) with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Place nuts on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool slightly and rub nuts with fingers to remove skin. Chop nuts and reserve.

3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into sugar-and-butter mixture until dry ingredients are just moistened. Fold in apples and 3/4 cup of the chopped nuts.

4. Spoon batter into prepared brownie pan, about 1/3 cup into each cavity. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes; turn out onto rack to cool completely.

Maple Icing

5. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar; add maple syrup and vanilla and beat until smooth.

6. Frost each blondie with a generous 2 tbsp of icing. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 423, Fat, total (g): 21, chol. (mg): 76, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 56, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 190, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.