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Pecan Pie Brownies

Pecan Pie Brownies

Rich chocolate brownies with a pecan pie topping
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Brownies
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 734kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the brownies

  • 350 g Dark chocolate
  • 250 g Butter unsalted
  • 250 g Caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 100 g Plain flour
  • 30 g Cocoa powder

For the pecan topping

  • 100 g Maple syrup
  • 125 g Light brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 75 g Butter melted, unsalted
  • 275 g Pecans chopped or whole


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line a 12" x 9" tin
  • Melt the dark chocolate and butter together in a pan on a low heat. When fully melted, stir together and remove from the heat. Let it cool for 5 minutes
  • In a bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract and caster sugar until frothy
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture, whisking constantly as you pour it in
  • Add the plain flour, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and baking powder. Whisk in until you can't see anymore flour
  • Pour the batter into the lined traybake tin and bake for 15 minutes
  • While it is baking, make the pecan pie topping by mixing together the maple syrup, light brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, salt and melted butter
  • When the mixture is thick and syrupy, add the pecans and stir until they are all coated
  • Take the brownies out of the oven after the have been baking for 15 minutes and gently spoon the pecan pie topping evenly all over them
  • Bake for a further 20 minutes, or until the pecan pie topping is golden all over, allow to cool fully before removing from the tin and slicing - I recommend slicing with a serrated knife as it makes it easier to cut through the pecan layer
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days


If you would like to use a 8" or 9" square tin instead, reduce the recipe by one third. So you will need:
  • 235g Dark chocolate
  • 165g Butter
  • 165g Caster sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 65g Plain flour
  • 20g Cocoa powder
Pecan topping:
  • 65g Maple syrup
  • 85g Light brown sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • ¾ tsp Vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 50g Butter
  • 185g Pecans
They will also need less time to bake, depending on your oven, I'd suggest 20-25 minutes.


Calories: 734kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 5mg