Pecan Praline Brownies Recipe

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Pecan Praline Brownies! Indulge in the decadence of pecan pie-topped fudgy brownies!

Calling all dessert enthusiasts! If you’re looking for a treat that’s a perfect blend of rich chocolatey goodness and nutty sweetness, look no further than these heavenly Pecan Praline Brownies. Imagine sinking your teeth into a moist, fudgy brownie base with a delightful layer of gooey pecan praline topping. It’s a flavor explosion that’ll have your taste buds dancing with joy.

A close up of a brownie with pecans and mint.

Pecan Praline Brownies

Oh-so-perfect! Pecan Praline Brownies have a velvety-smooth brownie base with a nutty, crunchy top layer of caramelized pecans nestled within the luscious praline topping. Each bite offers a blase of tastes and textures, from the soft chocolate chunks in the brownie to the nutty, caramel-infused pecans.

A close up of a brownie with pecans on top.

Ingredients

The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

If you have a favorite brownie recipe, you can use it instead of the recipe listed below. Note, using a cake mix for the brownie base makes one 9×9-inch pan of brownies. Adjust either your brownie recipe or my praline pecan topping to match.

A close up of a brownie with nuts on top.
Brownies with pecans and mint on a baking sheet.

For the brownies, you’ll need.

  • Chocolate cake mix.
  • Vegetable oil. Or any neutrally flavored oil.
  • Milk. Whole, 1% or 2%. You can use non-dairy milk, but it won’t be as rich.
  • Egg. Use a large egg or equivalent.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chunks. You can use milk chocolate or bittersweet. If you use milk chocolate, the brownies won’t be as rich.

For the Pecan Praline Topping

A slice of chocolate brownie with pecans on a plate.

A note regarding corn syrup. This isn’t high fructose corn syrup that you hear all the negative things about. Many people confuse regular corn syrup with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), but these are two different products. First, fructose is sweeter than glucose. Manufacturers developed high fructose corn syrup, processed with enzymes to create a sweeter syrup. Regular corn syrup is 100 percent glucose, while HFCS can be 42 or 55 percent fructose. Because it’s sweeter than regular corn syrup, manufacturers don’t have to use as much of it in their products, which helps reduce production costs. 

Brownies with pecans and mint on a baking sheet.

Pecan Praline Brownies FAQ

How do these brownies taste?

Picture the best of both worlds: a classic chocolate brownie combined with the buttery, caramelized sweetness of pecan praline. The result is a wonderful blend of chocolatey richness complemented by the nutty, crunchy pecan pie topping.

Can I make these brownies without any baking experience?

Absolutely! These brownies are incredibly simple to make. The recipe utilizes a cake mix as the base, making it a breeze for both novice and seasoned bakers.

Are these brownies overly sweet?

While they do boast a delightful sweetness, it’s well-balanced. The chocolate base provides a rich flavor that’s beautifully offset by the caramel tones of the pecan praline topping. It’s a sweet treat without being overwhelming.

How do I store these brownies?

To keep them fresh, store these brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. If you want them to last longer, they can be refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for later indulgence.

Can I customize this recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to add a dash of your favorite spices like cinnamon or a sprinkle of sea salt for a unique twist. Orange flavoring as well as coffee pairs beautifully and enhances the flavor of chocolate. You can also experiment with different types of nuts or even swap the chocolate chunks for white chocolate if you fancy a change.

Chocolate pecan bars on a white plate.

I have a thing for pecans and caramel. Easy Pecan Praline Sauce is a wonderful dessert sauce over ice cream or pound cake. GOOEY PUMPKIN BARS WITH PRALINE TOPPING and PRALINE GLAZED PUMPKIN POUND CAKE are similar recipes with a pumpkin base.

Chocolate pecan bars with mint sprigs.

Pecan Pie Brownie final thoughts

These Pecan Praline Brownies are the ultimate treat for any occasion. Whether you’re satisfying a sweet craving or aiming to impress guests, these decadent delights are sure to please. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat that oven, and get ready to savor a symphony of flavors in every delightful bite!

A close up of a brownie with pecans on top.

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Chocolate pecan bars on a white plate.

Pecan Praline Brownies Recipes

Pecan Praline Brownies have a velvety-smooth brownie base with a crunchy top layer, thanks to the caramelized pecans nestled within the luscious praline topping.
Author: Paula
5 from 60 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Pecan Praline Topping

  • cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1.5 cups pecans chopped

Instructions

Brownies

  • Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350℉
  • Whisk an egg in a small bowl.
  • In a larger bowl, stir the cake mix, egg, oil, and milk together until just combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chunks. Don't overmix.
  • Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes at 350℉

Pecan praline layer

  • Whisk the egg in a small bowl.
  • While the brownies are baking, stir together the corn syrup, brown sugar, beaten egg, vanilla, and butter. Stir in the pecans.
  • After 15 minutes pour the pecan mixture over the brownies and smooth the top.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes at 350℉.
  • Remove and allow the brownies to cool before slices.

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg
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3 Comments

  1. Can I assume the nut mixture goes onto the brownies before it goes into the oven the second time or after it comes out again?

  2. 5 stars
    If you love pecan pie (raises hand) and if you love brownies (raises other hand), these pecan praline brownies are the best thing you’ll ever eat, hands down!

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