My son Zach asked if I would make some treats for him to take to work to share with his coworkers and of course I said yes so I found this recipe on my Pinterest page of “Sweet Recipes I Want To Try” and they did not disappoint! It’s a Betty Crocker recipe and is pretty easy to make. I just love that praline/penuche topping especially when paired with chocolate!
1 (1 pd, 2.3 oz) box fudge brownie mix, plus ingredients to make brownies
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup whipping cream
6 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted (to toast pecans, preheat oven to 350, spread pecans in single layer on baking sheet and bake about 5 – 7 minutes or until golden and toasted)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Heat oven to 350. Spray bottom only of 13 x 9″ pan with cooking spray.
2 Make brownie mix as directed on package. Stir in pecans. Bake as directed then cool completely, about 1 hour.
3 Mix cream, butter and brown sugar in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in toasted pecans, powdered sugar and vanilla. Cool 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
4 Spread frosting over brownies. Allow to stand for 30 – 45 minutes or until frosting is set before cutting. (If you cut the bars about 45 minutes after frosting, this will allow you to cut with minimum cracks to frosting.)