Pecan Brownies

Pecan Brownie Recipes – boxed brownie mix topped with a delicious chocolate chip pecan topping! One bite and you will be blown away! Brownie mix, butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, pecans, and chocolate chips. These brownies are the perfect treat for any sweet tooth. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply satisfying a craving, these decadent brownies are sure to impress.

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Easy Pecan Brownies

Stop what you are doing and add these Pecan Brownies to your menu. They are out-of-this-world delicious! The rich, chocolatey brownie base is perfectly balanced with the sweet, nutty crunch of the pecan topping. One bite and you will be blown away with this flavor combination. And the best part? They’re incredibly easy to make! All you need is a few simple ingredients and in no time, you’ll have a batch of the most delicious brownies you’ve ever tasted.

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How to Make Pecan Brownies

This dessert is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Pour brownie batter into a 9×9-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.

While the brownies are baking, make the topping. In a bowl, stir together softened unsalted butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Fold in chopped pecans and semi-sweet chocolate chips. 

Remove the brownies from the oven. Spoon the chocolate mixture over the partially baked brownies. Return to the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the brownies comes out clean or only with a few moist crumbs. Sprinkle sea salt flakes over the top of the brownies. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I like to pop the brownies in the fridge for a few minutes to let the chocolate chips set up before cutting them into squares. 
  • You can use a boxed brownie mix or use a homemade brownie recipe.
  • Drizzle the brownies with chocolate sauce or caramel for an extra indulgent treat!
  • I use semi-sweet chocolate chips. Can substitute dark chocolate chips, bittersweet chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips.
  • Can I freeze brownies? Yes! Bake the brownies and cool to room temperature. Wrap the brownies in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Place in a freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Can substitute walnuts, peanuts, or pistachios.
  • Store brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Easy Dessert for a Crowd

These brownies have quickly become a family favorite. This dessert is perfect for an after-dinner treat, afternoon snack, or Thanksgiving dessert. Our favorite way to serve the brownies is slightly warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Whenever I take these bars to a party or potluck I never have any leftovers. Everyone asks for the recipe. These brownies make great gifts too! You must give these chocolatey brownies a try ASAP!

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Pecan Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 48 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Pecan Brownie Recipes – boxed brownie mix topped with a delicious chocolate chip pecan topping! One bite and you will be blown away! Brownie mix, butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, pecans, and chocolate chips. These brownies are the perfect treat for any sweet tooth. Whether you're hosting a party or simply satisfying a craving, these decadent brownies are sure to impress. Try the recipe today and see why they're a fan favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.3-oz) box brownie mix plus ingredients to make brownies
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • flaked sea salt, optional

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line an 8×8-inch square cake pan or 9×9-inch square cake with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together softened butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and chopped pecans.
  • Gently spoon the chocolate mixture over the top of the partially baked brownies.
  • Return the pan to the oven, and cook for an additional 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies come out clean or with moist crumbs.
  • Sprinkle with flaked sea salt, if desired. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Notes:

  • I like to pop the brownies in the fridge for a few minutes to let the chocolate chips set up before cutting into squares. 
  • You can use a boxed brownie mix or use a homemade brownie recipe.
  • Drizzle the brownies with chocolate sauce or caramel for an extra indulgent treat!
  • I use semi-sweet chocolate chips. Can substitute dark chocolate chips, bittersweet chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips.
  • Can I freeze brownies? Yes! Bake the brownies and cool to room temperature. Wrap the brownies in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Place in a freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Can substitute walnuts, peanuts, or pistachios.
  • Store brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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