Rating: 4.21 stars
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe comes from reader Melissa McMacken of Au Gres, Michigan. Her neighbors in the Midwest rave about this chocolate lover's dessert.

Everyday Food, September 2008

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prep:
25 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
Makes 16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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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Reviews (10)

33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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04/10/2016
My only go to brownie recipe! My family WILL NOT eat a box any longer. Super easy, sooo delicious alone or over ice cream. Great as a gift alongside a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Our coaches favorite gifts every time!
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04/21/2013
over all, it's a nice recipe but not chocolaty enough for me...
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10/17/2010
My first time , it was better than the we eat outside. I put them in my snow man tin box, Thank you for bringing christmas joy early to us. I made it twice
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01/16/2010
Just made these! sooo good! nice and fudge like in the middle and toasted pecans on the top..yum...made it exactly as it...
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02/12/2009
I made this yesterday and it is a keeper. I did modify it and used 3 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips and omitted the unsweetened chocolate, then I added 1/2 bag of toffee chips. It was so fudgie and DELICIOUS! I will be making it again very soon! Great to bring to the office or for family gatherings! Enjoy.
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01/26/2009
Excellent - I made cheesecake batter and dropped it here and there - I do this with every cake/cup cake/brownie I scratch up. Sent to my hsband's work place (12 cup cakes
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01/25/2009
OMG! This is my recipe that I have had for over 30 years that I found in an old cook book! The only difference is the semi sweet chocolate addition that I do not use. They are good!
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01/24/2009
This recipe is delicious. My husband says it the best he has ever tasted!!!
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01/24/2009
These brownies are not overly sweet, are chewy with good flavor. I can see me making them again.
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01/24/2009
I do not do well with trying to bake from scratch. They laugh at school when I talk about cooking because they know how much I do not do it. I WILL surprise them with these brownies and when they love them I will tell them I made them from scratch! HA! Won't they be surprised! Thank you for such an easy recipe.