Pecan Pie Brownies
As good as plain chocolate brownies are, we wanted brownies sturdy enough to be topped and flavored with a variety of options.
Why This Recipe Works
The brownie batter in this “turtle” brownie recipe produces a bar delicious on its own, but sturdy enough to stand up to a quick caramel sauce laced with corn syrup and studded with nuts. Adding baking powder to this pecan pie brownie recipe lent them slightly cakey, very sturdy texture that didn’t crumble when sliced; unsweetened chocolate added the richest chocolate flavor. Ensuring that a toothpick inserted in the middle of the pan of brownies came out with some moist batter or crumbs attached indicated the brownies were baked perfectly; around the edges the toothpick should come out clean.
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