New Orleans Praline Brownies

Betty Crocker® fudge brownie mix and pecans turn into a delicious brownie - perfect for dessert.

New Orleans Praline Brownies

Expert Tip: To toast pecans, heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread pecans in a single layer in a baking pan. Bake for about 5 to 7 minutes or until golden and toasted.

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1 box (18.3 ounce) Betty Crocker® fudge brownie mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs as called for on brownie mix box
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Praline Frosting

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Brownies: Make brownie mix as directed on box for fudge brownies, using water, oil and eggs.
  3. Stir in chopped pecans.
  4. Bake as directed.
  5. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  6. Praline Frosting: In medium saucepan, mix whipping cream, butter and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  7. Remove from heat. Stir in pecans, powdered sugar and vanilla. Cool for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  8. Spread frosting over brownies. Allow to stand for 30 to 45 minutes, or until frosting is set.
  9. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  10. Cut into bars about 45 minutes after spreading frosting over the brownies. This will allow you to cut the brownies while the frosting is still just slightly warm and will minimize any cracks in the frosting.

Prep: 25 min | Servings: 24

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Serving) Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 120), Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 20mg; Sodium 105mg; Total Carbohydrate 41g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 33g), Protein 0g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4.00%; Vitamin C 0.00%; Calcium 2.00%; Iron 4.00%

Exchanges: 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 3

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker