The following is a guest post by my friend James, aka, the Busvlogger on YouTube, wherein he shares his delicious Pumpkin Spice Blondies recipe. But it’s not just a recipe! He’s also posted a how-to video on his channel (and one for the Maple Glaze), so check it out- Peter
So Peter and I got our two families together a few weeks ago; we are quickly becoming dear friends and our wives and kids are going to have to follow suit, those are the facts. We assembled, as you might expect, around food. We were at Wood Stone Craft Pizza in Fayetteville, Arkansas, were they do more than put toppings on flat bread, they make art. I digress.
Peter and I were discussing what we might do to bring my You Tube world and his blog world together. We wanted to do an Autumnal collaboration that would bring people together under sweet, joyful and, let’s be honest, highly google-able conditions.
What brings people joy in the Fall? The smell of damp leaves and wood smoke on a crisp, cool night does it for me. Ultimately, we came up with the Pumpkin Spice Blondie that you see before you! Combined with the savory and sweet of my maple glaze, studded with a crisp smokey bacon, this cookie/bar has it all!
Disclaimer: No pumpkins were harmed in the making of this dessert but the amount of butter required would make even Paula Dean blush, bless her heart. These are decadent and taste like a mother’s love but they are an indulgence, so consume accordingly!
With that said, I hope you enjoy this recipe. Peter and I both agree that great food has a way of connecting people. Please use these blondies to touch base with someone in your life; whether you share a bite or pass on the recipe. We would both love to hear your feed back on our respective social media homes and we’d be flattered if you’d “Pin It”!
2 Cups all-purpose flour
¼ t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 T. pumpkin spice or ¼ T. ground ginger, ¼ T. allspice and ½ T. cinnamon
¼ t. salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
Coat a 9×9 or 9×12 baking pan with butter, line with parchment.
Coat inside of parchment with butter.
Combine dry ingredients.
In mixer, cream remaining ingredients.
Stir in dry mixture by hand.
Spread batter evenly in pan.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool 30 minutes.
Cut the Pumpkin Spice Blondies into squares or bars.
Maple Glaze (perfect for doughnuts too)
4 T. butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
8 T. pure maple syrup
1 to 2 T milk
Drizzle, spread or dunk onto completely cooled baked goods!
Let sit until glaze sets.
Tip: sprinkle accompaniments (bacon pieces, nuts, etc.) before glaze sets.
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I was lucky enough to sample some of the Pumpkin Spice Blondies. Ginny had one and a half!
If you dig his Pumpkin Spice Blondies Recipe be sure and go let James know over on his YouTube channel. Pin it! Share it! Subscribe to his channel! All that good stuff – Peter