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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!

Creating dessert mash-ups is kind of my thing (hello, pecan pie fudge and apple pecan pie brie) and this time I’ve outdone myself: Pecan Pie BROWNIES! Gooey chocolate brownies topped with the best ever pecan pie topping…these have you wondering what other pecan pie mashups you can make.


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!

Around this time of year I start to think of things I’m thankful for:

I am thankful for my family. For my husband and my daughter and his parents and siblings and my parents and everyone in between.

I am thankful for my friends, old and new.

I am thankful that I have a place to call home.

I’m thankful for my job.

I am thankful for my puppy.

I am thankful that I can buy groceries.

I am thankful my daughter likes middle school.

I am thankful for hot coffee and Starbuck’s Lemon Loaf.

I am thankful for my health, and the health of my family and friends.

I am thankful for the sound of my daughters’ laughter.

And, most importantly for this post: I am thankful that if I want to top my brownies with a pecan pie, I can.

Pecan Pie Brownies Recipe stack on a plate

Because why not right? Why not put brownies and pecan pie together? I mean, I love brownies. And I love pie…so it’s just logic that dictates I’ll like pecan pie brownies. Logic never fails: these are fantastic.

Even if you’re catching this post after Thanksgiving is already over, you can still make them for Christmas. I totally equate Christmas as the pecan pie inspired holiday: make all things inspired by pecan pie but not the actual pie. After all, Christmas is the cookie, brownie, and candy holiday.

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.

Pecan Pie Brownies are the best of both worlds: a chocolate brownie bottom and a pecan pie top!

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

How to make Pecan Pie Brownies:

  1. The recipe calls for a box mix but you can also use your favorite brownie recipe.
  2. I adapted the pecan pie part of the recipe from my favorite pecan pie recipe.
  3. 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.
  4. These would also be great made as mini muffins in a mini muffin tin!

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

Pecan Pie Brownies

5 from 2 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
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans


  • 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
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword brownies

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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!

Nutella Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies

This post was originally posted in 2011 and updated in 2017 and 2018.

Last Updated on May 12, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Just wanted to say that I am HAPPY that I found your website when I did. You have a lot of great recipes that I can make and some I won’t. I am not a fancy baker, just a plain country girl baker. After 20 ys. I finally learned how to make my husband’s aunts crescent rolls and they are so good. I am going to try the brownie recipe but with homemade brownies and I hope they look as good as yours.
    I just wanted to say Thank You for baking those pies to help the people that lost everything. That was nice of you and your friends. I hope you ignore all of those negative people (being nice) and just enjoy the good! Merry Christmas to you and your family

  2. OMG, Dorothy! These recipes look so great, can’t wait to try them.
    Three things: delete the negative and focus on the positive. You are doing GREAT!
    2, your blog made me cry. Those of us not in a fire zone are so very lucky. It has been a gruesome year in California and your sensitivity and love surely shows through. 
    3. Love Mel’s sweatshirt! ?
    Dorothy, you are doing great. Keep up the good work and keep on sharing with us. ??

  3. These sound amazing and anything that starts with a boxed cake, cookie or brownie mix is my kind of recipe! I’m going to be making different mini treats and mini cheesecakes, so these will be perfect as mini cupcakes, too, so wondering how long they should bake.

  4. These Pecan Pie Brownies look fantastic! If made in a mini muffin pan, how many do you think it would make, and how long should they be baked! Can’t wait to try them!

  5. Just curious, do you have a favorite type of brownie mix? I’m using Pillsbury Dark Chocolate to make it for my first time. They are in the oven now. I’m hoping they turn out as good as yours look above!

    1. I hope they were awesome! I usually use Pillsbury or Betty Crocker, because that’s what they have the cheapest at walmart (I usually buy the basic fudge or milk chocolate). But the Duncan Hines one is awesome too!