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Fudge brownies with a maple pecan topping.

Maple pecan brownies

Carrie
Moist chocolate fudge brownies topped with a sweet maple pecan topping.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 502 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 8x8
  • 1 Electric mixer
  • 1 Non-stick spray
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 1 Silicon Spatula
  • 1 Large saucepan

Ingredients
  

Chocolate fudge brownies

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Maple pecan topping

  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • cup brown sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pecans pieces
  • sea salt optional

Instructions
 

Chocolate brownies

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Spray a 8x8 pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, flour, chocolate chips and salt. Set aside.
  • In a microwavable bowl, melt butter and immediately add the granulated sugar and whisk until combined. Cool at room temperature for 5 minutes and then whisk vigorously for 30 seconds. Add in the water, eggs and vanilla extract until incorporated.
  • Fold in dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until the batter is glossy and combined.
  • Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for only 25 minutes or until a few crumbs come out on a knife. Cool completely.

Maple pecan topping

  • In a large saucepan, melt chopped up butter. Add in the cream, maple syrup, and brown sugar and whisk until combined. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla and pecans. Let it cool for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully pour the pecan topping over the brownies and gently spread into an even layer. Sprinkle with sea salt and place in the fridge to let the topping firm up.

Notes

  • Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 16browniesCalories: 502kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 6gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 155mgPotassium: 311mgFiber: 5gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 467IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Brownies, maple syrup, pecans
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