Dining Out Dessert

Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce

Here’s a little something I think you guys will like. It’s a Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce. I don’t know what made me think about this dessert, because I’ve only had it once. It was several years ago… maybe even eight. I was eating out at Applebee’s with my family and we decided to get dessert. Now, I eat out kind of often, but desserts are usually saved for celebrations. Birthdays and such. And, when I do get one, it’s usually the most chocolate thing on the menu and it never contains nuts. But on that day, it wasn’t my celebration. It was my uncle’s and I agreed to split this non-chocolate, nut-filled dessert – the whole while thinking about how much better the chocolate would be. Well, I was wrong. Way wrong. This might have even been the best thing I had ever tasted. (up until that point, anyway.)

So, if you’ve never been to Applebee’s and you’ve never tasted the Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce, that’s okay. Because, you’re in luck. I found a recipe from The Secret Recipe Blog that’s as close to the original as I remember it.

I promise you’ll like it.

Here’s the recipe.

Here are the ingredients for the blondies.

Blondie Ingredients

Mix it all up…

Blondie Batter

And, spread it all out in a greased and floured 8 or 9 inch square pan. (I used the 8 inch)

When the blondies are almost done, mix up your maple butter sauce. Here’s what you’ll need.

Maple Butter Sauce Ingredients

When the brownies are done, cool for a few minutes. Cut and serve while they are still warm.

Walnut Blondies

Put one, or two, or six on a plate. Pile on some vanilla ice cream and slowly pour the warm maple butter sauce over everything. Top with any extra walnuts.

Maple Butter Sauce


Now, if you don’t have any ice cream in the house, don’t let that stop you from making this.

Actually, if one were to make just the blondies and the maple butter sauce, one might even want to cut up small pieces of the blondie and use the maple butter sauce as a dip. One might even end up dunking the whole thing in the sauce and getting maple butter all over their fingers that they then had to force themselves to lick off. However, I don’t know anyone like that.

Again, here’s the recipe.

And, now for a giveaway…

Dish on your favorite dining out dessert.
Cheesecake Factory cheesecake, Chili’s molten chocolate cake,
McDonald’s fried pies (hey, anything goes)

  • Leave a comment on this post with your favorite dining out dessert and you could win a $50 American Express gift card. Use it for dinner, dessert or whatever.
  • Make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win.
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 3rd at midnight.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Wednesday evening on this post.

Good Luck!

And, check back later this week. I have some really fun news to announce. It’s pretty exciting!

Time’s up! I’m starting to think this giveaway was a bad idea because now I have a craving for all kinds of desserts. I need to find a BJs, a Claim Jumpers and a Cheddars near me. And, I’m definitely going to have to try the banana spring rolls from P.F. Changs. Actually, I think I’ll do a dessert tasting there because they received a lot of shout outs. And, next time I go to the Cheesecake Factory, I’ll twist my arm and try the Carrot Cake. Thanks for all the great suggestions…I think.
Okay, let’s see who’s going to buy me dinner. JJ. The winner from the 1,732 super-delicious comments is jori-o! YAY jori-o!

Congrats and I hope you do something fun with the $50.

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  1. Caramel pie from O Charlies is wonderful

  2. First let me say I am new to your site and I love it! You are so creative! My favorite is banana cream pie at Max and Ermas!

  3. I had neve had the Blondie dessert either until I was out with a friend and she said I HAD to try it….so I did and yes, it was FABULOUS!!!!! And I’m mostly just a chocolate fan. :)
    My daughter and I had Creme’ Brulee at Grazie’s and it was out of this world!! Yummy!

  4. i LOVE the peanut butter cup (with a scoop of vanilla ice cream) at uno’s. seriously, that peanut butter cup is as big as my hand and taste like heaven!

  5. I was a waitress at the Cheesecake Factory for almost 2 years, so I definitely would not say anything from there….BUT, you hit the nail on the head with the Chili’s Molten Chocolate Cake. I go to Chili’s JUST for that dessert (and their chips and salsa, the best), maybe once a year, and it is the best thing I have ever tasted at a restaurant.

    This one looks pretty good too, though. :)

  6. My favorite dining out dessert would have to be the Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae at Sonic. I love the warm brownie topped with ice cream and hot fudge sauce! mmmmmmmmmm!!!

  7. Ack! Reading everyone’s comments has me all flustered and I can’t decide now which is my favorite!

    I’ll go with the Chocolate Mousse at The Flying Dutchman in Kemah, Texas. LOVE that stuff.

    Close runner-ups are the white chocolate raspberry truffle Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory and the Bananas Foster at Brennan’s in Houston. And of course Blue Bell Ice Cream, the best icecream in the country!

    therealnanann at gmail . com

  8. mine has to be the carrot cake from Black Eyed Pea. Oh, the deliciousness of the moist cake and the cream cheese frosting. it doesn’t hurt that the slice is HUGE. Love it.

  9. That looks delicious!

    I loooove the Peanut Butter and Chocolate cheesecake they have at The Cheesecake Factory. Ohhh so good ?

  10. La Madeline lemon tart. There’s just something about how crisp the crust is and how smooth the actual tart filling is – and packed full of lemon.
    lesliehoki at yahoo dot com

  11. Oooh this sounds yummy! I tend to fancy the desserts at the cheaper restaurants such as Applebees and The Olive Garden. My favorite dessert, which I haven’t had in YEARS, is the Strawberry or Chocolate Tall Cake from Ruby Tuesday’s.

    Desserts at fancier restaurants always seem to be a let down. They’re too small and never enough calories! ;)

  12. Anything from the Cheesecake Factory. I love the Godiva cheesecake and their Strawberry Shortcake.

  13. That is a tough one! There used to be a restaurant who had a fabulous version of coconut cream pie, but it really wasn’t a pie. It certainly was a little slice of heaven though.

  14. The absolute best dessert is the Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie at Chili’s! Yummy!!

    I made the 12 layer cake yesterday for my husband’s birthday and it was fantastic!

  15. There’s a small place here that does deep fried ice cream. They let you choose the ice-cream in the center, and the sauce on top.

    I have snuck there a couple of times alone for dessert and tea. So good.

    Just found your blog, and could feel my ass expanding as I read the archives. ;)

  16. you sound like me… going for the most chocolatey thing on the menu, and no nuts. i l-o-v-e, LOVE, the blacktie mousse cake from olive garden. mmm… i would love a recipe for that!

  17. I love PF Chang’s Banana Spring Rolls. I don’t think I have ever gone there and not gotten them!

  18. Cheesecake Factory carrot cake cheesecake. YUM!

  19. Oh I can’t wait to try making this, I have always loved them at Applebees!

    OK, the BEST dining out dessert EVER is from the Cheesecake Factory. But it’s NOT a cheesecake. It’s their Strawberry Shortcake. It is heavenly!

  20. I rarely order dessert while dining out but I do remember one of my favorites that I had a while ago. It is called Chocolate Mountain Mudslide and it is from a local Mexican restaurant called Hacienda. It is a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie topped with scoops of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup. The hot and cold combo is excellent.

  21. I absolutley love love love the Chocolate Bag at McCormick and Schmicks. A thick belguim chocolate bar as the base layer of the bag, then filled with fresh cream, blackberries, boisenberries, strawberries, raspberries all inside and some on the outside of a chocolate bag with some raspberry sauce. DEEELICIOUS!!!!

  22. SORBET!!! :-)

  23. I love the hot chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream & hot fudge from Cheddars…yum!

  24. The Chocolate Thunder from Down Under at The Outback. So good…but not original to that restaurant. It’s a warm brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce. But so delicious!

  25. White chocolate raspberry cheesecake from Olive Garden! YUM

  26. I love the cheesecake from TGIF’s. But then again, I’ll take cheesecake from anywhere!


  27. I love Famous Dave’s bread pudding with praline sauce. Mmmm.

  28. My FAVORITE is Olive Garden’s Lemon Cream Cake. YUM!!!

  29. My favorite dining out dessert is home made cheese cake from this little tea house in town.

    It is amazing! And creamy, and with the home made caramel sauce on top….

    Heaven on a plate.

    My second favorite is the Maple Blonde from Applebees

  30. I love the Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding from Bravo!!! They serve it warm with vanilla ice cream!! It is to die for!!!!

  31. I love, love, love the Milkyway Cheesecake at McAlister’s! Their New York cheesecake is also wonderful. The slices are so big that my husband and I share a piece over coffees on days that we can sneak away together.

    Laurie Rhodes


  32. Strawberries and Ice Cream from Ruby Tuesdays is a killer…one of my favorites

  33. fried snickers bars at Chino Latino, a restaruant in Minneapolis.

  34. The white chocolate raspberry cheesecake from Olive Garden! Yum!

  35. I love those half-size blackberry cobblers at Rib Crib!

  36. I’d have to say that I truly love the “Concrete Pie” from Winger’s Grill and Bar in Moscow, ID. It is a Oreo cookie crust, cookie dough ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream. I large and decadent hot fudge sundae that must be shared.

  37. PF Changs Banana Springrolls are my absolute favorite.

  38. I think my favorite are the chocolate covered bananas at the local ice cream shop here in my small home-town. I do love the taste, but I think that there are just so many memories attached to the shop that it makes me love them even more!

  39. I actually love THIS very dessert from Applebee’s: the walnut blondie! I always order it and I am so happy you posted the recipe!

    March 4th is my 4th anniversary so I hope I win. ;)

  40. Rita’s Gelati… I love the mixture of Italian ice and frozen custard. My favorite combination is vanilla with vanilla (way better than it sounds).

  41. My favourite dining out dessert has to be the strawberry pie from Teddy’s, a local institution. It is absolutely delicious, all year round!

  42. I love Steak and Shake’s milkshakes…they are the best!!

  43. Portillo’s chocolate cake. I am not nuts about chocolate cake but this one um “takes the cake” hehehehe


  44. Definitely Bananas Foster. (ditto Adrienne!) I don’t have it very often, but go for it whenever I can.

  45. a bbq place around here has a warm brownie with ice cream and warm fudge sauce – to die for.

  46. The Blondie is my favorite dessert so I’m goign to make this recipe. I also like their dessert shooter cheesecakes. Just enough for a sweet after a meal but not breaking the budget.

  47. I never (really never!) had cheesecake until I was 18 or 19…then I had the Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory.

    O M G !

    That’s now my super special treat for when I’m a REALLY good girl, so I don’t get it alot ;) Last year my husband was sweet enough to take me out to the Factory for my birthday…and it was still everything I dreamt about all year long! Mmmmmm…now I want some lemon raspberry cheesecake!!

  48. I love Cheesecake Factory’s Strawberry Shortcake. Mmmmm!

  49. Mmm…it would have to be the peanut butter cup cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory. Yum!

  50. Oh goodness, just one??? Ok, the Key Lime Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. mmm…

  51. Choices, choices…
    I guess it would have to be mud pie, anywhere that serves it is fine.

  52. My favorite dessert is the Brownie Obsession from TGI Friday’s. I don’t think that I’ve ever had a better brownie/ice cream combo!

  53. My tried and true favorite dessert is fried ice cream with chocolate fudge sauce. Our local favorite Mexican restaurant, El Rodeo, has the best around. YUMMMMM!!! March is my birthday month and that’s where I’m heading for dessert!! The gift card would make a great gift too. : ) Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. Yummmmm! My favorite desserts at a restaurant. There are three, actually! In no apparent order >>> 1 – Cheesecake @ Provinos Italian Rest. 2 – Cracker Barrells Coca Cola Cake and 3 – Cracker Barrell's Chocolate Cobbler. All 3 are so delicious! I'd LOVE a recipe for the Choc. Cobbler! B. G.

  55. The Strawberry Pie at Shoney’s has always been a favorite with me. Those huge fresh strawberries in that sweet red glaze with whipped cream on top-Heavenly!

  56. Im from south africa,hope this applies to me too??!! anyway… i had the nicest home made fig ice cream the other day at a small restaurant called Cité. I am also a BIG chocolate lover and usually just go for the “anything” chocolate but it sounded interesting so i tried it! Delicious!!

  57. Molten lava chocolate cake from Applebees! You can’t beat a chocolate cake with gooey chocolate coming out!

  58. Olive Garden Black Tie Mousse Cake…I LOVE this stuff!

  59. O wow! That’s a killer sauce! My favourite dessert would have to be similar to your blondie with icecream except on a thick chocolate chip cookie.

  60. I love flan and sopapilla from the Mexican restaurant across the street. And anything chocolate. There’s this chile/chocolate cake recipe that I’ve had for years, and I keep meaning to bake it because it sounds so good. :)

  61. I’m an ice cream girl, I’d have to say my favorite dining out dessert is Fried Ice Cream from Casa Gallardo.

  62. The Key Lime cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory – we don’t have one here in town, so the hour and a half drive to Buffalo is SO worth it.

    My hubby’s favorite though – is totally the maple butter blondie that you posted here today – I’ll have to surprise him and make this for him next weekend!!

  63. My favorite is the Chocolate lava cake at Baker’s Crust…YUMMO!

  64. Pizzaria Uno’s Brownie Bowl sundae is pretty fantastic!!

  65. It’s gotta be the “Great Wall of Chocolate Cake” from P.F. Chang’s.

  66. For me nothing beats a Reeses blizzard from DQ!

  67. If I had to narrow it down it by far is the chocolate coconut cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory! Defintely a splurge but delicious!

  68. There is an awesome restaurant chain in Northern VA, and they make the best flourless chocolate waffles. They are to die for.

  69. CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUP from Uno Chicago Grille…'s a huge peanut butter cup (house made) warmed and topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate and peanut butter sauces…it's absolutely dilicious!! Can't go wrong with Chocolate & Peanut Butter…..

    Stephanie Ryan

  70. I loved the chocoalte lasagna at Olive Garden, I haven’t eaten there in years but it was layers of moist chocolate cake sandwiched between smooth vanilla buttercream. MMM Topped with hot fudge sauce and a scoop of icecream.

  71. I love the Chocolate Brownie Desert from Carabbas. I know they have a technical italian name but I don’t know it. Oh the brownie, the chocolate whipped creme, the chocolate sauce. OOPPPS, I think I just used some of my weight watchers points just thinking about it.

  72. We don’t often eat out and rarely get dessert when we do but sometimes, just sometimes, we will splurge at Mimi’s Cafe or Red Robin. We have been known to go to Mimi’s just for a dessert buffet. We also love the Mile High Mud Pie at Red Robin. We also like the chocolate cake from Publix (which isn’t eating out but in a pinch it is made and ready-to-eat).


  73. I rarely get dessert when we go somewhere to eat, but once a year I do order the tiramisu at The Olive Garden. Although I’ve learned to make my own, it’s nice to have a yummy dessert I didn’t have to work on and that one is really a pretty decent version!!

  74. My fave is Creme Brulee, especially from Ruggles in Houston, Tx. (but i’d probably enjoy it almost anywhere).

  75. Jonny Carino’s chocolate cake! To die for. Mmmm…

  76. so many to choose from. My current favorite is an expresso flourless cake that is to die for at a restaurant called Oceano here in St. Louis.

  77. Since I can no longer eat chocolate (sigh) and I’m latose intolant..I LOVE COOKIES1! Max and Erma’s make the best White Chocolate chip cookies ever! Their crunchy on the edges and soft and chewy in the middle. Ruby Tuesday also makes AWESOME white chocolate chip and toffee cookies YUMMY YUMMIE!

  78. The 14-layer cake you posted just became my new favorite and my husbands desert!! YUMMO!!!

  79. I love the chocolate turtle empanadas from On the Border. Unfortunately the one near us closed down and now I can’t get my fix!

  80. Apple Cobbler from Village Tavern (in Alpharetta, GA). Love how the vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce melts over the hot apples!

  81. The Molten Lava Cake at Fleming’s Steakhouse is incredible! It is served with vanilla ice cream AND homemade whipped cream(a whole extra bowl of it!)

  82. Ah! That’s so hard! ;)
    But I would have to say Turtle Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory

  83. Chocolate Cobbler from
    Cracker Barrel


  84. Bakerella your dessert looks lickish…and the give-away is favorite dessert is Spomoni
    ice cream at a local pizzeria in central Fl.
    stay sweet Bakerella

  85. There’s a little old fashioned shop called “Larry’s Ice Cream” here in Coral Springs, FL. They make the best cotton candy flavored ice cream I have ever tried! That would be my fave dessert! You dessert looks delicious! Thanks for always sharing!

  86. I love On The Borders Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. I made my own version and we love it. Here is the link to my version of this recipe. That sundae looks awesome.

    Dulce de leche cheesecake

  87. I love Mcdonalds apple pies – actually anything with apple would make me happy.

  88. My favorite dessert also comes from Appleby’s. The chocolate mousse shot is heaven, small but just enough.

  89. I hardly ever eat out and there isn’t an Applebee’s for miles and miles. However, I do enjoy a blizzard from Dairy Queen, a frosty from Wendy’s, or a ice cream coffee drink from Sonic.


  90. I love mango and coconut rice from my local Thai restaurant – I also love the shakes at the Iceberg in Sandy, Utah.

  91. Olive Garden use to have this chocolate covered cheesecake that was so good I would go there just for dessert. Sadly. they no longer carry it and I no longer go to the Olive Garden.

  92. I have found the wonders of bread pudding at italian restaurants. How good is that? It’s always caramely, and whether chocolate or raisins, or both, it’s always awesome. That’s making something out of nothing.

  93. I love any of the Chocolate Fondues at the Metling Pot! No other dessert even comes close!

  94. oh that looks awesome! Favorite dining out dessert – cheesecake. :)

  95. Lemon Creme Cake from Olive Garden. Choco chip paradise pie from Chilis. Tiramisu from anywhere.
    And Spoon Me frozen Yogurt….so good.

  96. strawberry daiquiri cheesecake from fish&co! though ny cheesecake comes a pretty close second. :))

  97. Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake. Almost any kind works for me!


  99. They only had it for a short time, but I really loved the Sweet Potato hand pie at, of all places…Burger King!

  100. Chili’s molten chocolate!! I’m a chocolate fan. :)

  101. I love pumpkin cheese cake at the cheese cake factory

  102. That last photo, dripping butter maple dip, GOODNESS!
    My favorite dessert was at Longhorn Steakhouse and was there for just a limited time. Everytime we go there, I tell them to bring it back–usually our servers have no idea what I’m even talking about–it was their version of a molten lava chocolate cake and there’s never before or since been one like it. My husband and I LOVE it!

  103. Ok, well if you count a DQ blizzard as a dining out dessert then that would be #1 on my list. (Banana Split with extra chocolate) If DQ doesn’t count I’d say Applebees triple chocolate cake. I’m not sure if they still have it. But oh, it was gooooooooooood. :)

  104. I love McDonald’s shamrock shake and Cold Stone Creamery’s Mint Chocolate Chocolate chip ice cream

  105. Everything here looks so yummy! I’m so glad that I was able to find your blog :) Not to mention that you take lovely pictures!
    My favorite dessert would have to be the double chocolate mousse from Applebee’s. Though nowadays, they don’t make it as good anymore…

    Still, it’s usually tasty :D

  106. I absolutely love the Maple Creme Brule from Saffron Bistro. Delicious!

  107. The pizzokie or pizza cookie at BJ’s is THE BEST DESSERT EVER! A big chocolate chip cookie pizza with vanilla ice cream. Heaven.

  108. I used to love Olive Garden’s tiramisu, though I haven’t had it in ages. I pretty much never order dessert since I’d rather have cocktails at the beginning of the meal.

  109. My favorite dessert EVER is the Pumpkin-Pecan Pie Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory. Too bad it is only served in the fall – should be around year round!

  110. Olive Garden’s Chocolate Lasagna was THE BOMB! I have no idea why they stopped selling it, but it was a very sad day for me. Anything with buttercream is a hit for me :)

  111. I absolutely adore the Pumpkin Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. I never would’ve considered doing this with Pumpkin, but it’s awesome! My mom and I found the recipe years ago, and now it’s become a family tradition to make this for Thanksgiving!

  112. My favorites change with the season but I’m going to try this and I have a feeling it will be my Spring Fav!
    Your photos are sheer bliss.
    Blessings today~
    Robin Rane
    All Things Heart and Home

  113. My favourite dessert is deep fried icecream and banana fritters…
    hmmmm making me crave a serve now.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  114. This looks gorgeous. My favourite dining out desert is a proper English Treacle pudding!

  115. I’m with you on the chocolate thing… but sometimes you have to try something else. In HS I worked at Chi-chi’s and they had a killer Fried Ice Cream. I also love The Cheesecake Factory’s Strawberry Shortcake.

  116. Ilove the flan from a local restaurant.

  117. I have a terrible weekness for fried ice cream with honey sauce….sinful..but sooooo good!!

  118. Oh! I forgot.

    The ‘potato’ from Romio’s Pizza. It’s cookies and cream ice cream rolled in cocoa powder to look like a baked potato with whipped cream and green sprinkles to resemble sour cream and chives.
    It’s a lovely treat.

  119. There’s a place in Rexburg, ID called Frontier Pies and they have a fabulous jumble berry pie. I loved getting it warm with ice cream.

    Also, Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. Delicious!

  120. Hands down, bread pudding. Comfort in a dish.

  121. I agree that Applebee’s Blondie is one of the best desserts! I go there just for that! I also love the sugar cookies from Paradise Bakery and cafe.

  122. My favorite dessert is also the Walnut Blondie from Applebee’s. I’ve actually been trying to find a recipe for it, and now that you’ve posted the recipe i’m going to make it. =) Thanks.

  123. I LOVE a good Creme Brule. Mmmm. It’s been possibly a year or two since I’ve had one. I need to fix that!

  124. I love the Tollhouse pie a la mode from Coco’s. So bad for you, yet oh so good!

  125. I love the Chocolate chip pizzokie from BJ’s. It is sooo good!!!

  126. My favorite is Culver’s Lemon Meringue Custard. So good!

  127. This is awesome! I love this dessert (and I usually go for something clocolate too). I’ve tried many times to re-create it myself and can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks!

  128. My favourite is a McFlurry (no McDreamy…). When I was pregnant, I was craving McFlurry ! And then again…



  129. Cheesecake with strawberry topping from Texas Roadhouse. Its the bomb.

    keep up the great work I made the cake pops and everyone loved them!!

  130. I love McDonald’s plain old vanilla ice-cream!

  131. We had a rare date night a few nights ago when my mother-in-law was in town and offered to watch our infant. My husband and I made a beeline for the Melting Pot, where, despite being full of cheese and meat, I am always able to cram in as much chocolate fondue as they give me. It’s my favorite dessert out.

    laurel (at)

  132. I a turtle sundae at Shari’s restaurant wher my hubby and I went and ate one on or first date

  133. Pizookis from B.J’s. Simple, yet heavenly.

  134. I also like the Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie from Chili’s…but my heart belongs to the Lemoncello Cream Torte @ Cheesecake Factory. YUMMMMMMMMMMMM

  135. Nutella Milk Chocolate Cake from La Duni

  136. I almsot forgot!!! or fried icecream at any mexican reataurant!!!

  137. its a tie between a lemonberry cream slush from sonic or Key Lime Cheesecake from anywhere!!

  138. the banana spring rolls at pf changs!

  139. The Chili’s molten cake, hands down! Our fam of four eats it so fast that I think people sitting near us are grossed out.

  140. definetly cheesecake factory’s chocolate mousse cheesecake!

  141. Banana cream pie from a locally owned restaurant in upstate New York! Yum.

  142. Death by Chocolate is the best dessert ever!! It’s at P.F. Changs. Mmmmm

  143. The best restaurant dessert I have ever had was at a little hotel in Sonoma county. It was a cobbler made with some berries I had never heard of before. They were a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry…DELICIOUS!!!
    My fav. everyday dining out dessert is the cookie sandwich from Claim Jumper.

  144. That looks so good! I love the Strawberry Tallcake from Ruby Tuesdays. I don’t even know if they still have it, but it’s my favorite!

  145. Oh, I’m going to have to go with a local favorite… little mexican resturant named Julio’s, up here in Vermont.

    They make flauta for dessert. For those not in the know, it’s a heavenly combination of bananas and cream cheese in a deep fried tortilla…. topped with whip cream and chocolate sauce.


  146. there is this little italian restaurant where I used to live that has these great cannoli’s. I love, love, LOVE them!

    mnicolaysen11 (at)

  147. i’d have to say something that always hits the spot for me, but i rarely get it is mango and sticky rice from thai restaurants. sometimes mangos aren’t in season, so at times this dessert is difficult to get…which makes it even more delicious when i actually do get it!!! :o)

  148. mcdonalds apple pies.

  149. I loved reading this list…the cadbury creme egg mcflurry. Oh, please come to the US!

    My favorite dessert is the buttermilk pie from Maglebys. I make a fairly good copycat.(at least i think i do:))

  150. Green tea ice cream from Eastern Palace (our favorite asian restaurant in Reynoldsburg, Ohio).

  151. That Blondie is THE BOMB! :) Thanks! I have way too many desserts that I like. I think that Blondie really is at the top of the list along with Cheesecake Factory. Ocean Blue frozen yogurt is my latest kick though.

  152. We have a place here in CA that is called The Lazy Dog. They have this great brownie that is warm with icecream on top and then chocolate and carmel sauce on top along with whipped cream and nuts. Oh my! I could go for one right now!

    What a great giveaway…btw I’m going to make this yummy blondie recipe you gave us.


  153. I love the Godiva cheesecake from Cheesecake factory–the chunks of chocolate hidden in the cheesecake are the best!! This blondie looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  154. I hardly ever get dessert at restaurants, but I do like creme brulee and I never make it at home.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  155. I love Marie Callender’s banana cream pies! Soooo delicious!

    leeangeli@yahoo dot com

  156. easy! mine’s bj’s pizookie, half oreo, half chocolate chip. nothing beats that! :)

  157. Yum, a Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry sounds amazing… I had no idea such a thing existed.

    I don’t usually order dessert, but when I do, there’s a quasi-fancy restaurant next door to my work called 38 on Central, and they make the most amazing tiramisu and also this white chocolate mousse that is delicious.

  158. Moxie’s White Chocolate Brownie…To die for! I’m drooling just thinking about it.

  159. The big, warm chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream at Uno’s – so good! I can’t eat there and NOT get it.

  160. Dulce de Leche cheescake from the Cheese cake factory

  161. I just found my favorite dessert two weeks ago at the Pacific Grill in Downtown Tacoma, the Rock N’ Roca. It’s a blondie-type brownie with toffee in it, toped with White Chocolate Ice Cream, a scoop of fresh whipped cream, Almond Roca crunch pieces, slivered almonds, and carmel sauce. YUMMERS!!!

  162. Chocolate Cake in any form – preferably served warm with some kind of sauce and/or ice cream.

  163. The yin and yang fondue from the Melting Pot is the most amazing thing in the world. Especially when you dip the rice krispies in it.

  164. This might be a little random, but the Hershey’s pie from Burger King (I know of all places, right?) is delicious — for fast food desserts! Must try it sometime!

  165. Chocolate lava cake! It’s my once a year, birthday dinner out, indulgence.

  166. Oh, man, dessert is my favourite part of dining in fancy restaurants. So decadent! I have so many favourites. The exquisite honey vanilla creme brulee from a funny little place called Neil’s that no longer exists (alas!). The amazing fresh raspberry tart I had recently at a very swish restaurant called Number 8. a delightful handmade lemon meringue pie from a local patisserie that comes with a whole raspberry secretly set into the centre of the lemon curd!

    I love trying out new desserts (I’m more adventurous with them than with main course foods) and I especially like restaurants that offer a dessert tasting platter, so you don’t have to choose just one :D

  167. I’ve had my share of delectable deserts but my all time favorite stems from childhood. The Oreo Shake from Applebees. I couldn’t go in without leaving with one!

  168. I loved the Panna Cotta with fresh berries from Macaroni Grill, smooth egg custard..a perfect end to a dinner or lunch. It has been taken off the menu for many years.

  169. my favorite dining out dessert EVER is the banana cream pie from rutherford grill, TO DIR FOR!

  170. I usually prefer to go home and have dessert that I’ve made but now that you mention it, I do love Chili’s Molten Lava Cake! It’s been years since I had it, but I still remember it — yummy!

  171. It is sick and wrong to be thinking about dessert this late at night! :) I never was really into The Cheesecake Factory (all cheesecake is good, why was their’s sooo popular?!) until I had a bite of their CARROT CAKE CHEESE CAKE WITH PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING. I even made a deal with my husband, who is a college student working at a restaurant near TCF, that if he makes a certain amount of money on a shift, that he’ll bring me a slice of that stuff home! Good thing the goal is pretty high so I don’t get it too often! :) So delicious… every bite!

    Your blog rocks, by the way. I refer people to you all the time for the ideas, pictures, cupcake pops, etc. You’re brillllliant, dahhling! :)

  172. There’s this place called Joey’s Tomato in Canada that’s become pretty big in Vancouver over the past couple years (they might just go by “Joey’s” now). They have a Molten Lava Chocolate Souffle served with a huge scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and raspberry puree. If you love chocolate then you should definitely try it. I think they’ve expanded to the states too.

  173. Chocolate fondue… lots of strawberries, bananas and pound cake!!!

  174. I have to thank my husband for getting me addicted to the “I delclair” from Claim Jumper~It’s huge! And so yummy with custard filling and melted chocolate on top, served with vanilla bean ice cream. Mmmmm! It is a tradition to go there when we go to Disneyland!!!

  175. Anything at Ghirardelli… their new peppermint hot fudge sundae is amazing. :)

  176. Cheddar’s has a fabulous Cookie Monster. A huge choco chip cookie, ice cream, then lots of hot fudge. Doesn’t get better than that. YUM!

  177. This post got me thinking about the pizookie from BJ’s, which I absolutely adore! It’s a pizza-cookie (in a small pan) with a huge serving of ice cream. The most amazing thing on the planet.

  178. My favorite restaurant dessert is a very warm brownie a la mode with chocolate and caramel drizzled on top! I am quite fond of the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under (Outback Steakhouse) and the one at TGIFridays. Yummy! Oh now I want one!!

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  179. Fried Ice cream at chi chis. I know there aren’t even any chi-chi’s anymore (or not near me) but they actually fried their ice cream, not just dropped a dollop of vanilla onto a tortilla. Or at least that what my childhood memories are telling me…

  180. Anything anywhere with chocolate and/or mint.

  181. A very Canadian thing, Beaver Tails. And not just any Beaver Tail, but the ones with apples and cinnamon pie filling directly on top. YUMMMM!

  182. My current favorite (my favorites change pretty often) is a simple battered, fried banana ice cream sundae with hot chocolate from a local restaurant chain. Mmmmmm. now I want some!

  183. Well, I don’t usually order dessert. I love Burger King’s pies, they come in cute little boxes and are just the right size. I also enjoy the Oreo dessert at TGI Friday’s.

  184. pineapple upside down cake from grand lux cafe!

  185. I like the cheesecake ice-cream from Cold Stone! :D


  186. I have to give it up for a local dig- if you’re ever Raleigh, NC (or Myrtle Beach, SC- there’s one there too) you absolutely HAVE to come to Goodberry’s Frozen Custard for a Carolina Concrete- chocolate, vanilla, or the flavor of the day, mix-ins, etc, and for fun, when they hand it to you, they first hold it completely upside down. Its been around for 20-some years and its THE BEST!!! no matter what flavor you get!

  187. I can’t wait to try that dessert!! Yum-ness! I will eat pretty much any dessert at any restaurant. I usually go for either the apple crisp or the cheesecake with fruity sauce on top.
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  188. The melting pot’s chocolate fondue with the oreo-covered marshmallows as dippers. MMMM.


  189. Mine would have to be Mountain High Mud Pie from Red Robin, when I am sharing with my husband!


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  190. The Cheesecake Factory used to have a flavor of cheesecake called White Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle and it was amazing!

  191. Chocolate Lasagna from Olive Garden which sadly they don’t offer anymore. If you can come up with a recipe for it, I’ll love you forever. :)

  192. I don’t think they make it any more, but Ruby Tuesdays used to have a blondie similar to this, and my girlfriend Jen and I would drive to the mall after school Junior year and split one. So heavely.

  193. I love the white molten cake at Chili’s. Such fabulous flavor!!

  194. I had to think about this one… was going to say a cheesecake from anywhere… then I remembered PF Chang’s Banana Spring Rolls! HEAVEN! Banana wrapped in a spring roll, fried… then served with coconut-pineapple ice cream with caramel and vanilla syrups over it all! YUMMM! Man now I want it! HAHA

  195. I loved the oreo madness from Fridays. It was a very sad day when they took it off of their menu!

  196. Hands down the Ice Cream Profiterole with Hot Fudge Sauce at Legal Seafood. Yum!

  197. We like to eat at Johnny Carino’s and for dessert you have the order the Tiramisu. Otherwise if we eat at another place we stop at Baskin Robbins near our house for ice cream. I like a double scoop on a waffle cone….black cherry and pistachio.

  198. It’d have to be the Cadbury creme egg McFlurry !! So many good things at the same time, too bad they don’t offer it in the US :(

  199. The Ghirardelli chocolate shop, good old fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae….mmmmm

  200. My favorite is the Oreo Madness at TGIF, but I don’t know if they make them anymore! God help me, it saved me during my pregnancy!

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