Pecan Pie Brownies Recipe: A Decadent Dessert Delight

This spectacular dessert combines the rich, fudgy goodness of brownies with the nutty, caramelized sweetness of pecan pie. These pecan pie brownies are perfect for holidays, special occasions, or any time you want an indulgent treat.


Brownie Layer:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Pecan Pie Layer:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pecan halves


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
  1. Make the Brownie Layer:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Mix until smooth.
  • Add the cocoa powder and mix until well combined.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
  1. Prepare the Pecan Pie Layer:
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, beaten eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Stir in the pecan halves until they are evenly coated.
  1. Assemble the Brownies:
  • Carefully pour the pecan pie mixture over the brownie batter in the baking pan. Use a spatula to spread the pecans evenly if necessary.
  1. Bake the Brownies:
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the pecan pie layer is set and a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with only a few moist crumbs.
  • If the top begins to brown too quickly, cover it loosely with aluminum foil during the last 15 minutes of baking.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  • Once cooled, cut into squares and serve.

These pecan pie brownies are a delicious fusion of two popular desserts, making them ideal for any occasion. The gooey, nutty pecan pie topping complements the rich, chocolatey brownie base, resulting in an irresistible dessert that will impress. Serve these decadent brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent treat!