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Dessert

Pecan Pie Brownies

It’s a breeze to turn cake mix into extra-fudgy treats studded with tasty pecans.

Serving Size:

12

Active Time:

25 min.

Total Time:

2 hrs.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 oz.) pkg. devil’s food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbs. butter, melted
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dark corn syrup
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • Green decorating sugar
  • 12 green gumdrops
  • Whipped topping and red M&M’s candies

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13″x9″ baking pan with enough foil to overhang sides by 2″; coat with cooking spray. On medium speed, beat cake mix, 1 egg, ½ cup melted butter and ½ cup flour until dough forms. Using wet fingers, press dough into pan. Bake 15 min.; cool on rack 10 min.
  2. In bowl, stir together corn syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, remaining egg, flour and melted butter until combined; stir in chopped pecans. Pour over crust; top with pecan halves. Bake until center is set, 15–20 min. Cool 20 min. Using foil, lift brownies from pan; remove foil. Cool on rack. Cut into squares.
  3. On wax paper sprinkled with green sugar, roll out each gumdrop to ⅛” thickness. Using 2″ holly leaf–shaped cutter, cut out shapes. Transfer whipped topping to pastry bag fitted with medium star tip; pipe on brownies. Garnish with leaves and M&M’s.

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