Praline Brownies

Praline Brownies – fudgy brownies topped with a  quick praline pecan frosting. One bite and you will be blown away! Brownie mix, heavy whipping cream, butter, brown sugar, pecans, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Effortless to make and they taste AMAZING! Perfect sweet treat for Mardi Gras parties and get together. They always receive rave reviews!

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New Orleans Praline Brownies

This Praline Brownie recipe combines two wonderful desserts into one. Fudgy brownies topped with an easy homemade praline topping. The frosting is the star of these brownies. It is absolutely wonderful. Now, these brownies are really rich! You are going to want to cut them into small bites. They are perfect for Mardi Gras parties and get together.

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How to Make Praline Brownies

This dessert is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Start by preparing two boxes of fudge brownie mix according to the package directions. Pour batter into a 9×13-inch baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean or only with small crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack.

In a medium saucepan, combine heavy whipping cream, unsalted butter, and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until the mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove the pot from heat. Stir in chopped pecans, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Cool slightly. Spread praline frosting over brownies. Allow to stand for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the frosting is set. Cut into bars.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I like to line the cake pan with parchment paper to easily remove the brownies from the pan.
  • The base of the brownie is a box mix, but feel free to use your favorite homemade brownie recipe. 
  • You can cut the recipe in half and bake it in an 8-inch square cake pan.
  • Feel free to add some pecans to the brownie batter.
  • Can substitute bourbon for some of the water in the brownie batter. 
  • Add a sprinkle of sea salt on top of the frosting to cut the sweetness.
  • Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature.
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Easy Pecan Praline Brownies

These brownies are a favorite at our house! They are my go-to brownie recipe for parties and potlucks. They always receive rave reviews. One bite and you will know why! These things are to-die-for delicious! Whip up a batch for your upcoming Mardi Gras party. They are sure to be a hit!

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3 praline frosted brownies stacked on top of each other with text overlay

Praline Brownies

Yield: 32 brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Praline Brownies – fudgy brownies topped with a  quick praline pecan frosting. One bite and you will be blown away! Brownie mix, heavy whipping cream, butter, brown sugar, pecans, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Effortless to make and they taste AMAZING! Perfect sweet treat for Mardi Gras parties and get together. They always receive rave reviews!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Make the brownies in a 9×13 according to the package directions. Bake both boxes in the same pan. Cool completely.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine cream, butter, and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in pecans, powdered sugar and vanilla. Cool 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Spread frosting over brownies. Allow to stand 30 to 45 minutes, or until frosting is set.  Cut into bars.

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Comments

  1. I just did a trial run for my family get-together next week. These are so delicious and I just used the cheapest brownie mix! Will get a better one for the real thing!

    I used 1 package of brownie mix in an 8×8 glass pan sprayed with easy release PAM. I also cut the praline topping in half.

    So happy I found this recipe!

  2. We were in NOLA for spring break this year and took the cooking class at New Orleans School of cooking with Chef Kevin. Just do a search and there are different times you can take it. If you go on the visitors guide to New Orleans you may find a coupon code. It's a great deal and lots of fun! It's right in the downtown area.

  3. I'm interested in knowing information on the cooking school, I'm about 3 hours away from NOLA and would like to take the class along with some friends. What's the name of the school and what's the cost?

  4. I noticed you mentioned using two packages of brownies in the 13 x 9 inch pan. I've noticed recently that the boxed brownie mixes are somehow "off" with their volume; I had one recently where the batter barely covered the bottom of the pan. Have you had that experience too? I even used a 13 x 9 package in a 9 x 9 pan and they were still a little thin. I know it's not my oven because it's brand new!

  5. What an experience watching a cooking demo IN New Orleans! I have made pralines only few times, I think I'd rather have this frosting Wow! I'll be pinning these for sure!

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