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Praline Brownies

Praline Brownies consist of a rich, fudgy brownie topped with icing that has the consistency and taste of pralines. So rich and decadent!

Praline Brownie on a plate.


Brownies. They are my absolute favorite sweet treat. Especially really fudgy and moist brownies. Like these Praline Brownies.

They are so fudgy and gooey, they need to spend a little time in the refrigerator to fully hold their shape. A supremely sweet praline-style frosting with pecans makes them extra delectable. It’s two wonderful desserts combined into one.

two brownies on a plate with jug of milk and pan full of brownies in background.


How To Make Praline Brownies:

Mix the brownie batter. Sift together the dry ingredients onto a piece of wax paper or parchment paper. Or you can do it into a bowl.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted chocolate and melted butter.

Add the 4 eggs to a large mixing bowl and whisk for 30 seconds. Add the sugar and continue to whisk until pale and smooth, about 1 minute. Yes, you will get an arm workout!

Mix in the vanilla.

Gradually whisk in the butter/chocolate mixture. Stir in the flour mixture until no flour is visible..

Pour batter into a greased 9-inch square baking dish. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Let cool and then refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Make the frosting and pour over the brownies. Let set for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

Two Brownies stacked on a white plate.

Recipe Tips:

These Praline Brownies are very rich brownies. You’ll want to cut them into very small squares. Much smaller than I did. 🙂

Once set, the praline frosting is difficult to cut through without cracking. To help, dip a knife in warm water before each cut and wipe it clean.




More New Orleans-Style Desserts:

Brownie on a plate with bowl of pecans.

Praline Brownies

Fudgy, rich brownies topped with a brown sugar frosting with pecans.
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 35 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), melted and cooled to tepid
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled to tepid
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Praline Frosting

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted to remove any lumps
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray the inside of a 9X9X2-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Sift together the all-purpose flour, cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt onto a piece of waxed paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter and chocolate.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs for 30 seconds.
  • Add sugar and whisk until pale and smooth, about 1 minute. Add in vanilla.
  • Gradually whisk in butter/chocolate mixture.
  • Add flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until no flour is visible.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and use a spatula to smooth top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until set. Let brownies cool for 3 hours. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • For frosting, combine whipping cream, butter, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in pecans, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Let cool in pan 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Spread over brownies. Wait 30 minutes before slicing.


Calories: 509kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: chocolate, Mardi Gras

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Originally posted January 13, 2014.

Frosting slightly adapted from Betty Crocker

Two Praline Brownies stacked on top of each other.

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38 thoughts on “Praline Brownies”

  1. It’s so Yummyyy !!!
    I wanna go to the market and buy the ingredients. I really can’t wait to make this recipe.

    thanks for sharing this recipes and the tips too, and so inspiring me. Thankss 🙂

  2. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    Oh man these look amazing!! Brownies are one of my favorite too and I love finding ways to switch them up. I love the praline frosting here…yummo! 🙂

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thanks for stopping by Tina! Seems like there are a lot of people in the Brownie Fan Club 🙂

  3. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    These look so amazing! I love me some brownies of all types. 🙂
    Pinned to my brownie board!

  4. Nice brownies, and the layer of praline just add an extra kick to the already delicious brownie…yum!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Christin 😀

  5. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    UUgh my muscles are screaming too after Sunday’s terrible run… maybe all that I need is a tray of these brownies so as to make them happy again. You know, my cuadriceps like chocolate. And oh, praline pleases them as well ;–)

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Hope your muscles are feeling a little better. Let me know if you need me to send you some brownies 🙂

  6. I feel like brownies are like milk, eggs or bread…you should always have some around the house! : ) I’ve taken to keeping a few in the freezer…they defrost like a dream and I didn’t realize that for too long! These with the praline on top are insane. If I had to say goodbye to dessert (nooo!), I might have to go with molten chocolate cake, with vanilla ice cream, but brownies are right there neck in neck. 🙂

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Ooooh.. molten chocolate cake is one of my favorites too. Makes a great Valentine’s treat 😉

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