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Pecan Pie Brownies

 Pecan Pie Brownies

There’s no wrong time of year for brownies.

Pecan Pie Brownie Recipe

Brownies aren’t traditionally a Thanksgiving dessert, but maybe they should be!

Pecan pie is my favorite Thanksgiving pie. I love the the combination of the crunch pecans and the rich brown sugar filling. The only part of the pie that I don’t love is the crust.

Pecan Pie Brownie Recipe

These pecan pie brownies are dense, chocolate brownies topped with a rich pecan pie topping. They’re a fun twist on the usual pecan pie, and they’re perfect for chocolate-lovers.

I like to store the brownies in the fridge. It makes the brownie layer denser and fudgier, which I like.

Pecan Pie Brownies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Servings 20
Author i heart eating



  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Pecan Pie Topping

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter.
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir in cocoa. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until blended.
  5. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture.
  6. Stir in vanilla and the cooled chocolate mixture until well blended.
  7. Spread into prepared baking pan.
  8. To make the topping, melt butter over medium-low heat in a large saucepan.
  9. Stir in flour until smooth.
  10. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and 2 eggs until well-combined.
  11. Increase heat to medium; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture just begins to boil.
  12. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and pecans.
  13. Spoon topping over brownie batter.
  14. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick comes out with just a few fudgy crumbs.

  15. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  16. I store the leftover brownies in the fridge with the cut portion covered.

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  • Reply
    November 20, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Could you use a store bought brownie mix for the bottom layer? Not sure if you’d have to adjust the baking time.

    • Reply
      November 20, 2017 at 11:48 am

      I would guess that a mix would work. I think most of them are made to give you a 9×13 pan of brownies. I’m not sure either, but if the times are different, I would go with the time/temp listed on the mix and then just keep an eye on it. Good luck! =)

  • Reply
    Melissa Griffiths
    November 16, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Yum – I love traditional desserts at Thanksgiving, but I may be willing to make an exception for these beauties!

    • Reply
      November 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Thank you! =)

  • Reply
    Meriem @ Confessions of a Confectionista
    November 16, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I was literally JUST thinking the other day that I want to try making pecan pie brownies! These must be crazy delicious!

    • Reply
      November 16, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Great minds! ;) Thanks! My family really likes them.

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