When we visited Vermont for Camp Gathering-Vermont this past April we visited just at the end of the maple sugaring season. A lot of people think of fall in Vermont and they think maple syrup but the maple sugaring season is in the very early spring when the days are warming up but it's still below freezing at night. This is when the sap flows.
To the warm flavor of real Vermont syrup still evokes a feeling of fall. My Maple Sugar Blondies are made up of the warm fall flavors including walnuts and the caramel flavor of a blondie. I use Butternut Mountain Farm's real Vermont Maple Sugar AND pure Vermont Maple Syrup in this recipe too. If you can't find it in your local store you can order it online on their website- Butternut Mountain Farm
We visited Butternut Mountain Farm in Johnson, Vermont and I assure it is some of the purest finest maple syrup you will buy.
Maple Sugar Walnut Blondies
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 1/2 cup pure maple sugar
- 1/2 cup of grade A dark robust pure maple syrup
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups unbleached flour
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Melt butter. Add eggs, maple sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, baking soda, salt and nuts.
Stir by hand, Then mix in flour. Pour into 9x13 inch greased cake pan. sprinkle white
chocolate chips on top. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown and pulling
away from the pan on the sides. Cut and serve. I like to sprinkle a little bit of maple sugar over top and drizzle with a little bit of pure Vermont maple syrup right before serving.
Sweet Tip: Only mix by hand and be sure stir only to incorporate the ingredients and no more for best texture and results.
maple syrup and maple sugar provided by Butternut Mountain Farm