Chocolate & Pecan Brownies

I am all about using up ingredients at the moment as I’m moving flats this month. The less boxes full of baking ingredients I have to carry, the better! I also made a pavlova over Easter for my family and I had some fresh egg yolks to use up. I hate wasting egg yolks so much that I have written a post called Things To Do With Egg Yolks. I’m always searching for new ones too and I found this awesome Chocolate & Pecan Brownies recipe over at Buttercream & Chantilly Factory. It uses only egg yolks to create delicious gooey brownies. I halved her recipe, but you could easily double up if you have more egg yolks to use.

Jump straight to the recipe!

I started by chopping up pecans.

I melted dark chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of water and once fully melted I mixed in caster sugar and dark brown sugar.

I whisked up my leftover egg yolks with double cream and vanilla extract.

I poured the egg mixture into the chocolate and mixed until combined. It mixed in well and looked a lot more tasty!

Finally I added plain flour, the pecans and a pinch of salt and mixed well.

I poured the mixture into a lined 8×8 tin.

I baked them for 20 minutes.

The Chocolate & Pecan Brownies were so deliciously rich and chocolatey. Somehow they tasted even better the next day!

Chocolate & Pecan Brownies

Brownies made with leftover egg yolks

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Brownies
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author thebakingexplorer


  • 120 g Pecans chopped
  • 170 g Dark chocolate
  • 100 g Caster sugar
  • 90 g Dark brown sugar
  • 5 Egg yolks
  • 40 ml Double cream
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 95 g Plain flour
  • A pinch of Salt


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line a 8" x 8" tin

  2. Melt the dark chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of water and once fully melted, mix in the caster sugar and dark brown sugar
  3. Whisk up the egg yolks, double cream and vanilla extract
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the chocolate and mix until combined
  5. Add the plain flour, pecans and salt and mix well
  6. Pour the mixture into the tin

  7. Bake for 20 minutes. Once cool, slice into squares

If you like this, check out more of my Brownie recipes!

8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I do love brownies and bake endless variations of them. I've never tried one with egg yolks but I will bookmark this for when I have leftover egg yolks. I am a great lover of creating new recipes with leftovers. Good luck with the move! Thanks for entering AlphaBakes.

  2. oooh… egg yolks only, that is so interesting. I have a pretty gorgeous recipe for brownies but I am so intrigued by these. I must try them, they look stunning! A brilliant entry for Simply Eggcellent, thank you! x

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