Pecan Fudge Brownies

This recipe was provided by Everyday Food reader Melissa McMacken of Au Gres, Michigan. Her neighbors in the Midwest rave about this chocolate lover's dessert.

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  • Yield: Makes 16
Pecan Fudge Brownies

Source: Everyday Food, September 2008

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-inch-square baking pan. Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides. Butter paper; set pan aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. Place butter and chocolates in a large heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water. Heat until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in sugars, eggs, vanilla, flour mixture, and half of pecans. Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.

  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Set pan on a wire rack; let cool completely. Using paper overhang, lift brownie onto a cutting board; cut into 16 squares.

Cook's Notes

If you like, cut the brownies into shapes with cookie cutters; save the scraps to crumble over ice cream, or freeze and use them later.

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