Pecan Pie Brownies
If you’re into cakey brownies, these are not the treats for you. In fact, everything about these brownies is gooey, moist, and rich—a truly decadent affair for chocolate lovers and pecan pie lovers alike. Made by baking a sheet of thick chocolatey brownies and then adding a layer of pecan pie filling spiked with a touch of bourbon, these brownies pack a lot of flavor into each bite. The two layers intermingle into squares of dense chocolate, crunchy pecan, and syrupy pecan pie filling. The brownie batter itself is made by melting chocolate chips in warm butter before whisking in sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Equal parts of cocoa and flour are then added to this liquid mixture to make a brownie batter that’s amazingly rich in chocolate flavor.Most brownies are not made from a base of melted chocolate, but this secret is what keeps the brownies moist, dense, and chocolatey. While the brownies are in the oven, whisk together brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, melted butter, and bourbon to simulate the flavor of a pecan pie. Instead of an actual pecan pie filling that requires a long time to set in the oven, this filling is an amalgamation of ingredients modified to bake into a sliceable layer in just 25 minutes. Stir pecans into the liquid filling, and pour it over the brownie base. Then, bake it until the two distinct layers have melded into one sheet of decadent pecan pie brownies.