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Pecan Pie Brownies

Pecan Pie Brownies are easy to make and a wonderful dessert any time of year, but especially around the holidays. The fudgy brownies are a decadent and rich treat made with candied pecans and plenty of chocolate. 

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These are some of the richest, tastiest, and best brownies you will ever eat. The pan of pecan pie brownies will feed a lot of people because they are so rich and you won’t need as big of a piece. Truly. 

I love the combination of chocolate and pecan pie because you get the best of both worlds rolled up into one delicious fudge brownie pecan bar.

Plus, these are super easy to make. I made the brownies from scratch, but you can get a brownie box mix if you’re even shorter on time. I have a chocolate brownie recipe here on the blog that you can get started with. 

If you love pecans, try this pumpkin roll recipe with cream cheese frosting and pecans. 

Recipe and Printable Instructions listed below

Picture of brownie mix

Start with the brownie mix. You can either make the brownies from scratch (click here for the recipe) or start with a boxed mix. Bake them for about 25 minutes. They will still be a little gooey on the inside. 

I’ve also added the brownie recipe to the bottom of this post. You most likely have the ingredients at home. 

If you love these easy chocolate brownies, you’ll love these lunch lady brownies with chocolate frosting, too.

And, if you’re looking for some more pecan recipes, try this pecan pie cobbler that will feed a crowd, or this pumpkin pecan pie that people rave about. 

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Once the brownies bake, set aside and get started on the topping. 

 

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Add the corn syrup to a bowl. 

 

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Next, add the brown sugar. 

 

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Add the eggs and vanilla to the bowl. 

 

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Pour the melted butter into the bowl and mix everything together. The melted butter always brings out the smell of the other ingredients and it’s such a great scent to add to the kitchen. Who needs candles when you have all of this deliciousness?

 

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Finally, add the pecans to the bowl and stir until they are completely covered. Mmm…

 

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Spread the pecan pie filling mixture over the brownies. Be gentle as you spread because you can tear the brownies that are still jiggly in the middle of the pan–speaking from experience here. Although, they will still turn out delicious and no one will ever know. 

Bake the brownies again for about 25 minutes or until the top starts to candy a little. 

 

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The pecan pie brownies cook up so delish. I love the corners since they bake up a little more chewy. 

 

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Why do my brownies get hard?

You might be over mixing the brownies. Just mix the brownies enough to combine the ingredients and pour them into the greased dish. 

What’s the difference between cake and brownie?

Brownies are a more dense dessert, while cakes are usually lighter and fluffier. 

What does fudgy brownies mean?

First, they are going to taste amazing, and second, they are more dense, chewier, and richer tasting. 

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These pecan pie brownies are delish, and I know y’all will love them!

Check out the pecan pie brownies recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a great dessert any time of the year, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Then, share your comments below and click here to share a picture of your brownies on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share with us so we can try it, too!

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Yield: 16 pieces

Pecan Pie Brownie

picture of pecan pie brownies on a plate

Pecan Pie Brownies are easy to make and a wonderful dessert any time of year, but especially around the holidays. The brownies are a decadent and rich treat that you are going to fall in love with.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

Brownies

  • (Use a boxed mix, or use the following ingredients for homemade brownies)
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), melted
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1-1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. flour (for tossing chocolate chips)

Pecan Pie topping

  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3-1/2 cups pecans

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350-degrees

Brownies (if not using a boxed mix)

  1. Sift the flour, salt, and cocoa and set aside.
  2. Add the butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs (one at a time) to a large bowl. Mix together.
  3. Add the flour mixture and mix well.
  4. Sprinkle the tsp of flour over the chocolate chips in a small bowl and toss. Add the chocolate chips to the mixture and mix well.
  5. Pour into a greased 9" x 13" casserole dish and bake for 25 minutes. Set aside.

Pecan Pie Topping

  1. Add the corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, and melted butter to a medium-sized bowl. Mix together.
  2. Add the pecans and stir until all are covered.
  3. Pour over the brownies and spread out gently.
  4. Bake again for 25-30 minutes until done.

Notes

If you are using a boxed mix, bake the brownies the same amount of time in each step.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16 pieces

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 631Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 404mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 4gSugar: 58gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information is approximate

Did you make this recipe?

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Stovetop Candied Pecans are a delicious treat for the holidays. The candied pecans are an easy recipe to make and are the perfect Christmas dessert.

Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans

 

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Christmas Cranberry Salad

 

Check out more delicious recipes at:

Southern PlateSouthern Bite
and Julia’s Simply Southern

Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats, The Country Cook and South Your Mouth

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Karry

Thursday 14th of May 2020

Did you use I boxed brownies or did you use 2 boxes of brownies It seems like if you don’t use 2 then I think it would be 2 thin if I use just 1 box Please let me know soon I won’t make it until I hear back from you Thank you Karry

Julie Pollitt

Friday 15th of May 2020

Hi Karry,

I used a homemade brownie recipe. It's super easy to make. The brownie recipe that I used is listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

If you did use a boxed brownie for the recipe, I think you would need to make it with two boxes.