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Maple Bourbon Bacon Blondies

Carrie @ poet in the pantry
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Cookie
Servings 15 -24


  • 1 cup chopped walnuts toasted
  • 1/2 cup 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 8 ounces candied bacon chopped roughly


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish and line with parchment paper, then set aside.
  • While the oven is preheating, lay the walnuts out in a single layer on a baking sheet or in a baking dish and bake until fragrant, stirring periodically. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, melt the butter in the microwave (will take about a minute), then set aside to cool a bit.
  • Stir in the brown sugar and maple syrup.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, fully incorporating the first before adding the next.
  • Stir in the bourbon and vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir until there are no dry spots, then stir in the chopped candied bacon and toasted walnuts.
  • Spread in the prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Cool completely before cutting.