Prep Time
15 Mins
Bake Time
40 Mins
Makes 32 Brownies

How to Make It

Step 1

Microwave chocolate squares in a small microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) for 30-second intervals until melted (about 1 1/2 minutes total time). Stir chocolate until smooth.

Step 2

Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add melted chocolate, beating just until blended.

Step 3

Add flour and salt, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in vanilla, 1/2 cup pecans, and 1/2 cup chocolate morsels. Spread batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans and 1/4 cup chocolate morsels.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 5

Note: Freeze brownies in an airtight container up to 1 month.

Step 6

Double Chocolate Brownies With Caramel Frosting: Prepare Double Chocolate Brownies as directed. Melt 3/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 12 large marshmallows, 1 tablespoon light corn syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 234° (soft-ball stage). Remove from heat, and pour mixture immediately into a large mixing bowl. Beat mixture with an electric mixer at high speed 5 minutes or until mixture thickens and begins to lose its gloss. Spread Caramel Frosting evenly over brownies.

Ratings & Reviews

lchargra's Review

December 27, 2009
I have made this recipe at least 50 times. It is my favorite brownie recipe! Almost everyone I have shared these brownies with comments "These are the best brownies I've ever eaten!" I often sprinkle the top of the brownie batter with white chocolate & milk chocolate chips in addition to the semi-sweet called for in the recipe.