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Pecan Pie Brownies

Move over pumpkin pie, there’s a new Thanksgiving dessert in town!

No offense to pumpkin pie and all the other delicious Thanksgiving desserts of course!

You might have noticed by now that we are pretty serious about our chocolate around here. So the thought of combining pecan pie with brownies is just genius!

This is one of the best baked goods that has come out of my kitchen. Seriously. Like no joke possibly the best this I have ever made!

The brownies themselves are out of this world amazing. Gooey, moist and so chocolatey. The batter alone is scary delicious! I think we could have just devoured the brownie batter and called it a day. But I was on a mission. I put a stop to the multiple fingers inching their way into my mixing bowl (and when I say multiple I mean like 6 different hands, the batter was popular) and carried on towards the finished product.

As for the topping. I mean could there be a better combination than pecans, bourbon, and chocolate? The answer? No. Well at least not around here. Even the unbaked filling is soo good! Treat yourself to a spoonful of the stuff. You have to, like you really have to.

The holidays are fast approaching and these are perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Festive and delicious! If you want to get some major brownie points wrap these up as a gift or bring them to Thanksgiving dinner. Trust me people will be begging you for the recipe.

Pecan Pie Brownies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 18 Bars
Calories Per Serving: 357 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



Pecan Topping


  • To Make Brownies:
  • Pre-heat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 Pyrex pan.
  • Mix canola oil and butter, add cocoa and stir until well blended.
  • Beat eggs with a mixer. Add sugar and vanilla, beat well.
  • Add flour and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread evenly in pan, it will make a thin layer.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Well the brownies bake make the pecan topping.
  • Topping:
  • Using an electric mixer, cream Karo syrup and sugar until smooth. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until combined, then add butter and whiskey. Once mixture is thoroughly combined, fold in chopped pecans and chocolate chips, then pour over brownies. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until pecan filling is set. A little jiggle is ok.
  • Let cool completely before cutting*. Top with whipped cream if desired.


*Please do not cut these while warm! If you need to cut right away stick them in fridge to set for a few minutes.
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Adapted from Jessica.

Whatever you do, just make these, and make a lot. They’re gone before you can scream GRINCH!

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  1. 5 stars
    I just made these to bring to Thanksgiving. They are crazy delicious! Pretty easy to make as well. I made them a few days ago and froze them. Defrosted today and they’re perfect!

  2. Could I substitute either honey or maple syrup for the Karo syrup? Would it be an even swap, if so?


    1. Hi Carol,
      You could try doing an equal amount of maple syrup and see how that turns out for you! I hope you love the recipe! xx

  3. This recipe seems a little off. I know you like a lot of vanilla but two tablespoons? And there are no instructions to ever combine the butter/cocoa powder with anything, and the alignment is off on the section for the topping. I wanted to refer to the instructions at the top, but there no useful information at all in the body of the post! This is not up to the usual standard for HBH but it was too late to turn back once I realized it. It feels like you’ve never made this recipe.

    1. Hey Andrea,
      Lol, I can promise you I’ve made this recipe before, but if you take a look at the date, it’s from 2012, so one of my very first recipes:) The measurements for the vanilla are correct but it’s not going to hurt the recipe if you use less to your liking. Step 3 gets mixed with step 4. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

      1. Middle seems a bit wet. Tried re cooking for another 10 minutes but still not solidified in the middle. Also… you never said when to add the cinnamon so therefore I sprinkled a sugar and cinnamon mixture over the top before cooking.

    1. Hey Robin,
      Sure, that will work well for you! I hope this recipe turns out amazing, please let me know if you have any other questions! xT