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Fudge brownies with a maple pecan topping.

Maple pecan brownies

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


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


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


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.


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


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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