Apple Cider Blondies

A soft blondie baked with apple cider and cinnamon apple chips and topped with an apple cider buttercream frosting.

Apple Blondies

Today we are taking basic blondies to a whole new level.

For the fall season, I’ve added apple and cinnamon to take my favorite treat on a holiday adventure.

So, come along with me and I’ll share my simple recipe that will impress everyone!

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Any way you cut them, I absolutely adore blondies.

And this new call inspired version will not disappoint!

These Apple Cider Blondies have a soft base with added texture from the apple chips.

And the apple cider frosting really gives an extra burst of flavor with every bite.

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They’re sweet, but not too sweet.

The warming flavors from both the apple cider and the cinnamon apple chips will make you feel warm and cozy.

And they are the perfect treat to share and enjoy with friends and family as a dessert or snack over the holidays.

if you love apple desserts, you are going to love these Apple Cider Blondies.

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Apple Cider Blondies

  • Servings: 16
  • Difficulty: easy
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By: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life Apple Blondies-4 Thumbnail


For the blondies:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup crushed baked cinnamon apple chips (I used the brand Bare)

For the frosting:

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2-3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons apple cider


To make the blondies:

  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×12-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the butter and sugars. With spoon or hand mixer, mix until fully combined and fluffy. Add the eggs, and beat until combined. Then slowly add the apple cider and mix thoroughly. Fold in the apple chips then pour into prepared pan and spread to an even layer.
  4. Bake for 28-30 minutes, or until lightly golden and set. Cool completely on a wire rack.

To make the frosting:

  1. Into a large bowl of an electric stand mixer, add the butter and beat on high speed for 5 minutes. Add the confectioners sugar and about 2 tablespoons of the apple cider and beat again for 5 minutes, if the frosting is too thick, add more apple cider – one tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency you want. As well, if the frosting is too runny, add more confectioners sugar.
  2. Spread the frosting on top of the cooled blondies and slice into large squares. Enjoy!

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Celebrate the season by sharing these Apple Cider Blondies with the ones you are thankful for!




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