Praline Brownies

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
2 1/2 dozen brownies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 pound butter, plus more for pan
  • 1/4 cup pastry flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cold eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup chopped pralines
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Topping, recipe follows
  • 3 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 14 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 cups pecans
Directions
  • Special equipment: candy thermometer

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 by 9-inch pan.

  • Sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside

  • In a small bowl, beat together eggs and vanilla extract. Set aside.

  • In a saucepan, melt the 1/4 pound of butter over medium-high heat. Add water and bring to a boil. Stir in the sugar, bring back to a boil, then add chocolate chunks*. Whisk to combine well.

  • *Cook's Note: Since butter mixture is so hot, the chocolate will melt rapidly.

  • Pour into a large bowl and allow to cool.

  • Add eggs and vanilla to the chocolate mixture and blend together using a hand-held blender. Add the flour mixture and blend until combined. Fold in pralines and chocolate chips.

  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven and allow brownies to cool before adding topping.

  • When brownies and topping have cooled, completely frost brownies, cut into squares and serve.

  • A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.

  • Topping:

  • *Cook's Note: Constantly stir and pay attention to temperature in order for the topping to come out well.

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, butter and milk. Stir with a wooden spoon for about 20 minutes or until mixture registers 224 degrees F on candy thermometer. Immediately turn off the heat once it reaches the temperature. Fold in pecans. Allow to cool, about 30 minutes.


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