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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. 

An Easy Homemade Brownies Recipe

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These are some of the richest, tastiest, and best brownies you will ever eat.

The pan of pecan pie brownies from scratch will feed a lot of people because they are so rich, and you won’t need as big of a piece. And it’s one of those recipes that everyone loves. Everyone will be watching the oven while it’s baking!

Pecan Pie Brownies Will Be The Hit of the Party

If you’re looking for a dessert that will hit it out of the park, win a competition, or top them all, easy pecan brownies will do it.

The easy pecan pie brownies will be the star of the show.

They are sinfully rich and decadent so a pan of this pecan brownie recipe will go a long way.

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. Just think gooey pecan pie brownies.

With a brownie layer and a pecan pie layer on top, it’s one of those classic desserts you will want to make every holiday season.

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. 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Pecan Pie Brownies?

  • Butter, melted
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa
  • Salt
  • Chocolate chips
  • Corn syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Pecans

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed below in the recipe card.

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Start with the brownie mix and bake it in a 9×13-inch pan. You can either make the brownie mix 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. You aren’t cooking the full amount because you will cook them again once you add the pecan layer.

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

It’s one of those easy brownie mix recipes that everyone loves.

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. 

How To Make Pecan Pie Brownies

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Once the brownies bake in the 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan, set aside and get started on the pecan pie mixture topping. 

Making the Pecan Layer

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Add the corn syrup to a medium 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.

The pecan pie filling is gooey and creates candied pecans on top when it’s baking.

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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.

However, they will still turn out delicious, and no one will ever know. 

Bake the pecan pie 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. 

The recipe is the perfect dessert for Christmas parties, potlucks, or even Thanksgiving dessert. The best part? It’s a simple recipe that everyone will love.

More Delicious Dessert Recipes with Pecans

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How To Store The Pecan Pie Brownies Recipe

You can store the pecan brownies in an airtight container on the counter or in the refrigerator. They will last a few days longer in the refrigerator.

Can The Brownies Be Frozen?

Yes, you can freeze the pecan pie brownies for up to two months. Place them on the counter to thaw to room temperature.

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 Cakes And Brownies?

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

What is a Fudgy Brownie vs. a Regular Brownie?

First, they are going to taste amazing, and second, they are denser, chewier, and richer tasting, as well as a little bit more moist. Regular brownies usually have a little more flour and have a more cake-like texture.

How Long Do Pecan Pie Brownies Last In The Fridge?

As a general rule, brownies will last about one week in the refrigerator.

Can You Make Pecan Pie Brownies Using Brownie Mix?

Yes, just follow the box directions for the brownies and cook for a few minutes less. Then, add the pecan pie topping and follow the remainder of this recipe.

Can I Use Light Corn Syrup Instead of Dark for Pecan Pie Brownies?

You definitely can. The dark syrup adds a darker and deeper flavor to recipes. It tastes wonderful with pecan pie brownies.

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

You can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the rich chocolate brownies, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, some whipped cream, or all three!

If you’re a chocolate lover, this dessert is for you.

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy dessert to make this holiday season, look no further than these pecan pie brownies.

They are sure to please everyone at your party!

And if you can’t wait until the holidays to try them, they’d be perfect for any special occasion. Be sure to get the recipe below so you can start baking today.

Adding Variety to the Pecan Pie Brownies Recipe

The nice thing about these brownies is that you can create a lot of variety.

  • Take the brownie batter and add some Reese’s Pieces, chopped pecans, or some pumpkin puree.
  • Add pumpkin pie ingredients to the top of the brownies and bake for a delicious fall treat.
  • Add some chocolate chips to the pecan topping for added chocolate (or brownies topped with a drizzle of Hershey’s chocolate is always a good thing).
  • Change the ingredient list a little and swap out the corn syrup for agave syrup on top of the gooey chocolate brownies.

More Brownie Recipes

You can never have enough brownie recipes, and there are so many ways to make them. You can even add to recipes that use brownie mix from a box.

How To Make Pecan Pie Brownies Recipe

Pecan pie brownies elevate the traditional pecan pie to the next level. Starting with your favorite homemade brownie recipe, you can transform baked brownies into a decadent treat by adding a pecan pie topping.

The combination of crunchy pecans on top of rich chocolate brownies with the fudgy brownie base is a delightful twist on the classic dessert. There is so much sweet flavor in the pecan pie brownies.

This easy pecan pie brownies recipe might become your best Thanksgiving dessert, and the only thing better is sharing it with loved ones.

Get the free printable recipe below!

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Pecan Pie Brownie

Yield: 16 pieces
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Pecan Pie Brownies are one of those easy recipes 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 and will become one of your favorite desserts.

Ingredients

Brownies

  • (Use a box of brownie mix, or use the following ingredients for homemade brownies)
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), melted
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon flour (for tossing chocolate chips)

Pecan Pie topping

  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 cups pecans

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish.

Brownies (if not using a boxed brownie 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 the greased 9" x 13" prepared pan 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.

TIP: You can use parchment paper in the baking dish to help lift the brownies out after cooling.

Store the brownies in an airtight container or cover with some plastic wrap. Refrigerate the pecan pie brownie recipe.

The brownies can be frozen for up to three months. However, I would allow them to come to room temperature and slice before freezing.

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

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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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Debbie

Saturday 25th of March 2023

Should the brownies still jiggle after the 25 minutes? How long did you set them to the side before adding the topping?

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 26th of March 2023

Maybe jiggle just a tad. Just set it aside long enough to make the pecan topping. Then pour it on and bake again. Hope you love it!

Marianne Framme

Monday 27th of February 2023

I used the Scratch Brownie recipe. After the 2nd baking the middle of the Brownie layer was very gooey and different from the edges. I saw a suggestion on the string not to just pour in the middle but to spoon. I'm wondering if even distribution of the Pecan layer would help with a more consistent result. They were delicious & everyone loved them (no one noticed but me) :)

Julie Pollitt

Monday 27th of February 2023

Hi Marianne,

How long did you let it set up for? You can always cook it longer and place some aluminum foil around the edges to keep the edges from overcooking while the center cooks more. If you spoon it or pour it in, you should gently spread it out evenly. Hope that helps!

Erica

Friday 11th of November 2022

I would caution to spoon the pecan mixture over the brownies evenly and not try to pour your bowl directly in. The result would be all the toppings pooling in the middle.

Nyl

Monday 26th of December 2022

@Julie Pollitt, other recipes call for 1 1/2 c syrup and 4 eggs..yours using 2eggs/1/3 c syrup is this making the filling less ?

Julie Pollitt

Friday 11th of November 2022

Oh no! Thank you for the tip. :)

Dixie

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

I am a Southern girl living in California, I really need all these goodies out here!!!

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 10th of March 2022

Oh! So great to hear. Glad you're here!

Shara

Saturday 18th of December 2021

I would like to make these without the Pecan pie topping, just regular Brownies. How long would I bake them for?

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 18th of December 2021

Hi Shara,

Here's the recipe for the regular brownies. This is the recipe I use with the pecan pie brownies. You would bake about 35 minutes. Hope you enjoy them! https://www.backtomysouthernroots.com/how-to-make-chocolate-brownies-from-scratch/

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