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Pecan Pie Brownies are an easy way to have your pecan pie and your brownies too! These are fudgy brownies topped with a pecan pie mixture and chopped pecans – crunchy and soft and super chocolatey – these are a hit for anyone who loves pecan pie.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Brownies

Creating dessert mash-ups is kind of my thing (hello, pecan pie fudge and brookies) and this time I’ve outdone myself: Pecan Pie BROWNIES! Gooey homemade brownies topped with the best ever pecan pie topping (without light corn syrup). These will have you wondering what other pecan pie mashups you can make.

This is such an easy brownie recipe that comes together in minutes, no mixer needed. It’s great to serve at a party or give as a gift, or pop onto holiday platters. The gooey chocolate brownie pokes out from the thin layer of sticky crunchy pecan pie and everyone will love them.

Ingredients in Pie Brownies

  • Brownie Mix – If you’re buying a box, make sure it’s for a 9×13-inch pan size. You’ll also need the eggs, water, and oil called for on the box. Or substitute my homemade brownie mix or my favorite brownie recipe. I love the shortcut of this semi-homemade recipe.
  • Butter – I start with unsalted butter although you can substitute salted. This is to make the pecan pie topping – although I do love making brownies with melted butter in place of oil.
  • Flour – For binding, be sure to measure it correctly.
  • Brown Sugar – To sweeten the pecan pie without corn syrup.
  • Egg – helps give that gooey pecan pie texture.
  • Vanilla – always use pure extract.
  • Pecans – I like chopping the pecan halves for this so you get pecans in every bite.

How to make Pecan Pie Brownies

  • Make the brownie mix according to the box directions or mix up your brownie batter in a medium bowl. Pour batter in baking pan.
  • Mix together butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, and pecans.
  • Drop the pecan pie filling over the top of the brownies.
  • Bake until no longer rolling when you tap the baking dish. The pecan pie layer will set and the pecans will be nice and crunchy on the top.

Expert Tips

  • The recipe calls for a box mix but you can also use your favorite brownie recipe.
  • I adapted the pecan pie part of the recipe from my favorite pecan pie recipe.
  • Make sure they’re cooked all the way if you want to be able to slice and give these. I like them a little under done but they get super gooey that way.
  • These would also be great made as mini muffins in a mini muffin tin!
  • I love lining my pan with foil or parchment paper – it makes it so much easier to remove and slice them.
  • Cover in an airtight container or wrapped with plastic wrap and store on the counter for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • These are delicious served as is but would be epic with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Can I substitute walnuts for pecans in brownies?

Yes you can use them interchangeably in this recipe.

Do you have to refrigerate pecan pie brownies?

No these don’t need to be refrigerated. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze brownies?

Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Pecan Pie Brownies Recipe - this plate of chocolate brownies have a gooey pecan pie topping.

Pecan Pie Brownies

4.72 from 21 votes
Pecan Pie Brownies are an easy way to have your pecan pie and your brownies too! These are great for a party or just because you love gooey chocolate brownies and the perfect pecan pie!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 24 brownies
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 1 box brownie mix 9×13” pan size
  • Ingredients to make the brownies as specified on the back of the box
  • ¼ cup (57g) unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon (8g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13” pan with foil (for easy removal; this is optional). Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix brownie mix according to package directions. Place in prepared pan.
  • Stir together melted butter, flour, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Stir in pecans. Mixture will be thick.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the pecan pie mixture over the brownie batter in the prepared pan. Swirl with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out almost but not totally clean 2” from the side of the pan. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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Recipe Notes

I used a Betty Crocker brownie mix that was 18.3 ounces. It called for 1/2 cup oil, 2 large eggs, and 3 tablespoons of water. Use any mix you like, as long as it’s for a 9×13″ pan. Or you can use a homemade brownie recipe using my homemade brownie mix or use this brownie recipe without the frosting.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Make sure to check out all my brownie recipes as well as all my pecan pie inspired recipes! I absolutely love pecan pie baklava at the holidays, as well as pecan pie fudge. I also think Aimee’s Pecan Pie Blondies look so good, and I definitely have to try Holly’s Pecan Pie Cookies. And OMG these pecan pie bars are full of NUTELLA!

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  1. These pecan pie brownies are the best brownies that I have ever eaten in my life. During Christmas my aunt made me and my family some of these pecan pie brownies for us to try. When we tried them we all said that they were really good and that we would like for her to make us some more because they were really really good. They are also really good when they are hot and you eat them with vanilla ice cream and I would also encourage other people to try these brownies.