Applebee’s Blue Ribbon Brownie Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

By Dr. Leah Alexander | Published on June 20, 2023 | Last Updated on August 19, 2023

Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie is an iconic dessert at Applebees. It was introduced in 1991 and has become a fan favorite ever since. The blue ribbon brownie is made with rich chocolate chips, Hershey’s syrup, and vanilla extract for a delicious treat that satisfies any sweet tooth.

It’s easy to make from scratch in just a few simple steps, so why not give it a try? Serve up this classic dessert with any meal and you’ll have the perfect end to any meal.

Read on for the step-by-step instructions on how to make Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie from scratch.

Applebee's Blue Ribbon Brownie Recipe

What is Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie?

Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie is a classic dessert from Applebee’s restaurant. The brownies are made with Hershey’s chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract for a rich and delicious treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth. 

Whether you’re up for a special occasion or just want to indulge yourself, this is sure to be a hit with everyone.

What does it taste like?

Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie is a rich and decadent dessert that has a deep, intense flavor of chocolate. 

The Hershey’s syrup adds sweetness to the brownies while the chocolate chips give them an extra hit of chocolatey goodness. The vanilla extract rounds out the flavor for a balanced and delicious treat.

How did I first get introduced to the Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie?

I was first introduced to the Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie when I visited their restaurant for a special occasion. The brownies were served as part of a dessert platter, and ever since then, they have been my favorite dish from Applebee’s.

I love the intense flavor of chocolate and the sweetness from Hershey’s syrup, which balances out with the richness of the brownies. So I decided to make it at home and share it with my family. Since then, it has become a regular part of our menu.

How to make Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie?

Making Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie is easy and only requires a few simple steps. Gather the ingredients & follow these step-by-step instructions to make it:

You May Also Like These Dessert Recipes:

Ingredients

  • Melted butter: This will be used as the base for your brownie recipe. It should be melted and cooled before use.
  • Sugar: This adds sweetness to the recipe, so make sure you measure it out accurately.
  • Eggs: These are necessary in order for the brownies to rise correctly during baking.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour is best for this.
  • Baking soda: This helps the brownies to rise during baking.
  • Salt: Just a pinch is necessary for flavor.
  • Vanilla extract: This will add flavor to the brownies.
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup: This adds even more sweetness and depth of flavor.
  • Chocolate chips (optional): These are great for an extra touch of chocolate.
  • Powdered sugar: This is necessary for the fudge sauce/cream.
  • Cocoa powder: For even more chocolate flavor!
  • Can of milk: The canned milk helps to thicken the sauce.
  • Chopped nuts (optional): These add a nice crunch to this.
Applebee's Blue Ribbon Brownie Recipe

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 baking pan.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter and sugar until they are well combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time until they are fully incorporated. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract and mix until everything is just combined. Pour the Hershey’s chocolate syrup over the top of the batter.

Step 3

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. 

Step 4

Sprinkle with chopped nuts (optional) and chocolate chips (optional).

Step 5

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before topping with fudge sauce/cream.

Step 6

To make the fudge sauce/cream, mix together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, melted butter, vanilla extract, and canned milk in a medium bowl until it is smooth and creamy.

Step 7

Spread the fudge sauce/cream over the cooled brownies.

Step 8

Cut into squares and serve.

Tips

  • If you don’t want to make the fudge sauce/cream, you can just top the brownies with melted chocolate chips or peanut butter chips instead.
  • You can also add chopped nuts or sprinkles for added texture and flavor. 
  • If you want to make these brownies even more decadent, try adding a drizzle of caramel sauce or melted white chocolate.
Applebee's Blue Ribbon Brownie Recipe

Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie Recipe

Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie is an iconic dessert at Applebees. It was introduced in 1991 and has become a fan favorite ever since. The blue ribbon brownie is made with rich chocolate chips, Hershey’s syrup, and vanilla extract for a delicious treat that satisfies any sweet tooth. It’s easy to make from scratch in just a few simple steps, so why not give it a try? Serve up this classic dessert with any meal and you’ll have the perfect end to any meal.
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 210kcal

Equipment

  • Baking pan
  • mixing bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 7 ounce Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

For Fudge Sauce/Cream

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 stick of melted butter
  • 2 tsp Canned milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter and sugar until they are well combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time until they are fully incorporated. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract and mix until everything is just combined. Pour the Hershey’s chocolate syrup over the top of the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle with chopped nuts (optional) and chocolate chips (optional).
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before topping with fudge sauce/cream.
  • To make the fudge sauce/cream, mix together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, melted butter, vanilla extract, and canned milk in a medium bowl until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Spread the fudge sauce/cream over the cooled brownies.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

  • If you don’t want to make the fudge sauce/cream, you can just top the brownies with melted chocolate chips or peanut butter chips instead.
  • You can also add chopped nuts or sprinkles for added texture and flavor. 
  • If you want to make these brownies even more decadent, try adding a drizzle of caramel sauce or melted white chocolate.
Keyword: Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie, Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie Recipe

Nutrition Information

Serving 1

Calories 210 kcal

Fiber 6g

Fat 63g

Carbs 51g

Iron 0mg

Protein 16g

Sodium 750mg

Calcium 0mg

Sugar 0g

Carbohydrates 172g

Cholesterol 45mg

What to serve with Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie?

Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie is the perfect dessert for any occasion. Serve it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or some fresh berries for an even more delicious treat. It also pairs nicely with coffee or hot chocolate.

How to store leftover Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownies?

You can store leftover Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Alternatively, you can wrap them individually in plastic wrap and freeze them for up to 2 months. 

When you’re ready to enjoy them again, just let them thaw at room temperature and reheat briefly in the microwave.

Can pregnant women eat this?

Yes, Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie is safe for pregnant women to eat in moderation. The ingredients used are generally recognized as safe and the brownies are cooked thoroughly before eating. 

However, it’s always best to consult with your doctor first if you have any questions or concerns about what foods you should be eating while pregnant.

FAQs 

Can I use a different type of chocolate syrup?

You can certainly experiment with different types of chocolate syrup, however, Hershey’s syrup is what gives Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownie its signature flavor. If you choose to use a different type of syrup, make sure it has a similar sweetness level for best results.

Can these brownies be made vegan?

Yes, these brownies can easily be made vegan-friendly by substituting the butter with a plant-based alternative and omitting the eggs. You can also use dairy-free chocolate chips or syrup instead of regular varieties.

Can I make these brownies ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the brownies a day in advance and store them at room temperature until ready to be served. The fudge sauce/cream should be made just before serving.

Wrapping Up

Thank you for reading this article about how to make Applebees Blue Ribbon Brownies. I hope you found it useful and that you’ll give this delicious dessert a try! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

Must share this article with someone who loves brownies!

You Might Also Like These Recipes!

Author Profile

Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating