Praline Brownies

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

Brownie on a plate with bowl of pecans.

 

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

They are so fudgyΒ 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. πŸ™‚

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: chocolate, Mardi Gras
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 509kcal
Fudgy, rich brownies topped with a brown sugar frosting with pecans.
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 509kcal

Originally posted January 13, 2014.

Frosting slightly adapted from Betty Crocker

Two Praline Brownies stacked on top of each other.

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37 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 πŸ™‚

  2. 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 πŸ˜€

  3. 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 ;–)

  4. 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. πŸ™‚

  5. Those look awesome! Chocolate lava cake is pretty good but I also like Red Velvet cake and all flavors of cheesecake! Have a great week Christin, my friend! πŸ™‚

  6. Those look awesome! Chocolate lava cake is pretty good but I also like Red Velvet cake and all flavors of cheesecake! Have a great Christin, my friend! πŸ™‚

  7. That’s a really hard question!! I would probably say a really good slice of red velvet cake … or an awesome chocolate chip cookie : ) These brownies look amazing – my mom and I got sick once eating too many praline candies haha You could say that I like them…

  8. Brownies are probably my biggest weakness, especially the rich and fudgy kind! These look so delicious with that crackly praline frosting — I’d probably eat a piece that big. Ha. I hear you on the workouts too — I’ve been trying to hit the sweets much less. I look forward to seeing your healthier recipes too!

  9. Getting back into the workout groove again can definitely be tough after taking a break – my body is sore even just after two days of missing my regular yoga stretches hehe. These fudgy and moist brownies look delicious Christin, I love praline treats and this frosting sounds incredible!

  10. Ha, I know what you mean about sore muscles. I’ve been working out a little more intensely and it feels like I’ve been sore for the past few weeks. But at least it is good soreness πŸ™‚ Because it means I can enjoy a few of these praline brownies!

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