Both treats were so good this week, but I think we'll start off by talking about these sweet Maple Butterscotch Macadamia Nut Blondies. We have had our fair share of brownies and blondies before, but I have to say these little gems knocked our socks off! This bar cookie is studded with chunky bits of buttery toasted macadamia nuts that are paired with a generous pile of creamy butterscotch chips. Lingering in the background is a mild glimmer of maple that really held its own against those already intense rich flavors. They are decidedly moist, soft and chewy - you will want to cut these thick blondies small as a little goes a long way here, but just use that as an excuse to have more than one piece!
Please do yourself a favor and make these as as soon as you can - however, I would highly suggest you try them as written first before making any changes. The combination of toasted macadamia, butterscotch and maple extract turned into such a winning fusion of flavors that any other additions or changes may not hold up against such high standards! I am already planning on making another batch as soon as I can get my hands on some more macadamias and stashing these bars in the freezer for future snacks.