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Fast and Fabulous Pecan Praline Brownies Recipe

These Pecan Praline Brownies feature chewy brownies topped with a praline frosting. It is the sweet combo you didn’t know you needed, but you’ll love!

What I love about these Pecan Praline Brownies

Everybody loves a good fudgy, chewy brownie. And when it’s topped with a decadent praline frosting, it simply doesn’t get any better. 

This praline brownie recipe is super versatile. If you don’t have a boxed mix of fudge brownie mix, you can always substitute your favorite brownie recipe.   

Pecan Praline Brownies

Frequently Asked Questions about Pecan Praline Brownies

Can I use unsalted butter in these brownies?

Yes. The taste will be fine with either salted or unsalted.

Can I substitute vegetable oil for the butter?

Yes. I like the flavor of the butter, but the oil will make extra fudgy brownies.

What is the best way to cut these Praline Brownies neatly?

The first step in being able to cut any pan of brownies neatly is to line your dish with parchment paper. Being able to lift the cool pan of brownies out whole helps with cutting. The next trick is to use a warm, clean knife. I typically run my knife under hot water before each cut; dry it off on a paper towel and slice. Any brownie that clings to the knife, I wash off with the warm water before the next cut. 

Can I use whole pecans since pralines typically use large pieces?

You can, but do note that it will be more difficult to slice the brownies neatly. I prefer the smaller pieces for this particular recipe.

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Fast and Fabulous Pecan Praline Brownies Recipe

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  • Author: Regan at This Baking Life
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings


These Pecan Praline Brownies feature chewy brownies topped with a praline frosting. It is the sweet combo you didn’t know you needed, but you’ll love!


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons tap water
  • 1 (18-oz.) double chocolate premium brownie mix box (I used ALDI Specially Selected)
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a square baking pan or dish with parchment paper leaving a 1-inch overhang on 2 sides of the pan; set aside prepared baking pan.
  2. Stir together brownie mix, eggs, butter, and water in a medium bowl until smooth. Pour brownie batter into prepared pan, spreading to edges.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs, 30-35 minutes. (Cooking time may vary depending on brand of brownie mix.)
  4. Remove brownies from oven; sprinkle top of the brownies with an even layer of pecans, and set aside.
  5. Melt butter (1/4 cup) in a medium saucepan over low heat; stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil over medium-high, and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  6. Whisk in vanilla and powdered sugar to brown sugar mixture in saucepan. Working quickly, carefully pour evenly over top of brownies. (Mixture will be very hot)
  7. Place brownies on a wire rack, and let stand at room temperature until completely cool, about 2 hours.
  8. Using parchment paper overhang, lift cooled brownies from pan, and cut into squares using a sharp knife. Store leftovers in an airtight container or wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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