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Pecan Pie Brownies are quick and easy to make using a box of brownie mix for the base with a simple stovetop sweet and sticky filling that bakes right on top. A perfect way to turn a traditional Thanksgiving dessert into an extra indulgent 2-in-1 treat.
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Pecan Pie Brownies
  2. Why We Love This Pecan Brownie Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Pecan Pie Brownies
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Brownie Recipes
  11. Pecan Pie Brownies Recipe

Pecan Pie Brownies take only 10 minutes to prepare using a boxed brownie mix to make the bottom layer plus a handful of simple ingredients for the pecan filling that sits on top.

This crunchy, chewy, sweet, and salty treat turns a classic Thanksgiving dessert into the perfect pecan pie baked without a crust.

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Easy Pecan Pie Brownies

The best Pecan Pie Brownies recipe begins by baking a batch of brownies from a box while simultaneously making a modified stovetop version of the traditional pecan pie topping.

But rather than pouring the sticky sweet pecans into a pie crust, they continue to bake over the brownie base until the two distinct layers meld into chocolate brownie pecan pie bars.

Our brownies with pecans recipe take my favorite part of a pecan pie, the syrupy, candied filling, and pours it on top of a rich and fudgy chocolate bottom where they bake into a single pan of gooey pecan pie brownies.

Pecan brownies are filled with the perfect combination of tastes and textures, all in one easy-to-make treat that merges two desserts into each square slice.

Why We Love This Pecan Brownie Recipe

  • Quick and easy to prepare in 10 minutes.
  • Uses simple kitchen staple ingredients.
  • Takes the best part of the pecan pie and bakes it on top of rich chocolate brownies. 
  • Pecan pie filling soaks into the brownie base as it bakes to make it extra moist.
  • A delicious dessert for parties, potlucks, or an after-dinner indulgence.
  • Perfect to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any holiday where family and friends gather to celebrate.

More Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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Ingredients

  • Box brownie mix (plus ingredients listed on box directions)
  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Light corn syrup
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • Pecans

Substitutions and Additions

  • Serving Suggestions: You can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, some whipped cream, or Cool Whip on top of your pecan pie brownies.
  • Swap The Corn Syrup: While corn syrup is a classic part of pecan pie, you can substitute maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup instead.
  • Bourbon Pecan Brownies: You can add a tablespoon of Bourbon to your pecan pie layer before baking it over the brownie bottom.
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  • 9×13” baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
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How to Make Pecan Pie Brownies

  1. Bake The Brownie Base: Prepare the brownie batter according to the box directions and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.
  2. Prepare The Pecan Pie Filling: Whisk together the butter, sugar, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla, and salt and then fold in the pecans.
  3. Bake The Pecan Pie Brownies: Pour the pecan mixture over the baked brownie base and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes.
  4. Serve: Cool completely before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • Feel free to use your favorite brownie recipe to make homemade brownies from scratch.
  • Don’t overmix your brownie batter or you will end up with hard brownies.
  • Make sure the brownies are completely cool before cutting them into squares.

Storage

  • To Store: Store your brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
  • To Freeze: To freeze the brownies, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil and place them in an airtight container. Brownies can be stored in the freezer for up to two months. Allow them to defrost at room temperature. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to slice my brownies?

Make sure your brownies have cooled completely before you slice them. After they have cooled to room temperature, I recommend placing them in the refrigerator for an hour or two. This will help you achieve a nice clean cut.

How will I know when my brownies are done baking?

The baking time may vary depending on the brand of boxed brownie mix you use. If using a fudgy brownie mix, you may need to increase the initial bake time to 30 minutes.
Ensure you can not see any wet brownie batter on the top of the brownies after the initial bake.
A toothpick inserted into the side of the brownies should come out with only moist crumbs, not wet batter. Do not insert the toothpick into the center of the brownies to test them as they will not be fully cooked in the center. 

Can I make my brownies from scratch?

You can absolutely make your brownies from scratch. Use your favorite recipe or check out my rich and chewy Triple Chocolate Brownies, complete with an indulgent combination of unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 kinds of chocolate chips!

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Other Easy Brownie Recipes

5 from 2 votes
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Pecan Pie Brownies

Serves — 12
Pecan Pie Brownies are quick and easy to make using a box of brownie mix for the base with a simple stovetop sweet and sticky filling that bakes right on top. A perfect way to turn a traditional Thanksgiving dessert into an extra indulgent 2-in-1 treat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Bake Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients
  

Brownies

  • 18 ounces box brownie mix (18 or 19 ounce) box, plus ingredients listed on box directions

Pecan Topping

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • cup brown sugar 134 grams
  • cup light corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups pecans roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom and sides of a 9×13” baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Mix the brownie mix according to package directions. Spread the prepared brownie mix evenly into the parchment lined baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is starting to set and no wet batter is visible.
  • While the brownies are baking, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Fold in the pecans ensuring they are evenly covered.
  • Once the brownies have baked for 20-25 minutes pour the pecan mixture evenly over the top. Return the brownies to the oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the topping is set and no longer ‘jiggly’.
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store your brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
  • To Freeze: To freeze the brownies, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil and place them in an airtight container. Brownies can be stored in the freezer for up to two months. Allow them to defrost at room temperature.
Tips:
  • Feel free to use your favorite brownie recipe to make homemade brownies from scratch.
  • Don’t overmix your brownie batter or you will end up with hard brownies.
  • Make sure the brownies are completely cool before cutting them into squares.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 172IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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