Dark Chocolate Brownies With Pecans and Sea Salt

Dark Chocolate Brownies With Pecans and Sea Salt

I have to admit that I am not a big fan of dark chocolate brownies. They are just too rich for me. But these brownies are so rich and moist that they make up for the lack of sweetness in the dark chocolate itself.

The pecans add a nice texture and flavor while the sea salt gives it an extra kick. Pecans are a popular addition to dark chocolate brownies. They add texture, flavor, and crunch.

Sea salt is another popular addition that adds some zing to the recipe Look no further for an easy dessert recipe for the holidays!

The Salted Pecan Pie Brownies recipe combines homemade chocolate brownies with an easy salted pecan pie topping to create a fun twist on the traditional pecan pie.

Salted pecan pie brownies are so rich and indulgent, you’re going to fall in love at first bite! These dark chocolate brownies have a rich chocolate flavor with a hint of salt from sea salt. The pecans add an extra crunch to this easy recipe.

A Recipe Overview Of Salted Pecan Pie Brownies

You will love these easy pecan pie brownies, but the best part is when you drizzle on the salted pecan pie topping! Besides eating them, cutting them is also very satisfying.

My favorite part of salted pecan pie is the topping. I would probably eat it with a spoon if given the chance!

In addition to adding a creamy texture to the caramel pecan topping, the sea salt complements it nicely.


  • 6.5oz (185g) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp (125g) butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp (228g) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (125g) AP flour
  • 1/2 cup (54g) pecans, chopped
  • Sea salt


(I sprinkled some mini chocolate chips on top, just for looks)

  • Oven 350F. Grease a 8 inch round cake pan with butter and dust with cocoa powder.
  • Bring a pot of water to a simmer, and place a heatproof bowl on top and place the butter and chocolate in.
  • Gently stir until melted and combined.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until light and airy. Pour in the chocolate/butter and whisk to combine.
  • Fold in the flour until just combined. Then fold in the pecans. 
  • Scrape into the prepared pan and sprinkle with sea salt. I prefer fleur de sel but use maldon if that’s your go to.
  • Bake for around 35 minutes until center is set. Let cool completely before slicing.

The ingredients for this recipe are simple and can be found in most grocery stores. The best part about this recipe is that you can mix all of the dry ingredients together in one bowl before adding the wet ingredients. This makes it very easy to make!

This recipe is designed for those who love dark chocolate with a bit of saltiness in it. The pecans and sea salt add an extra dimension to this dessert that will leave your taste buds satisfied and craving more.

How Big Of A Baking Pan Will I Need To Make These Brownies?

The 8-inch square baking pan is the best size to make these brownies. If you don’t have an 8-inch square baking pan, you can use a 9×13 inch baking dish instead.

What Is The Best Time To Add The Chopped Pecans To The Topping?

You can either sprinkle the pecans on top of the brownies once the topping has been poured over them or you can add them when you remove the saucepan from the heat.

Do You Have Any Suggestions On How To Make These Brownies More Cake-Like?

The recipe for homemade chocolate brownies should be updated with an additional large egg. Additionally, you can increase your baking time by a few minutes to give it a more cake-like texture. You don’t want to overcook, though.

Is It Okay To Use Brownie Mix Instead?

Certainly! In the case of box mixes, I recommend adding 1 teaspoon espresso powder and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract for an added flavor boost. Make the salted pecan pie topping according to the recipe.

Notes On This Recipe:

Sea salt is a flavorful, natural way to add flavor to your brownies. You can use this salty topping in many different ways, like sprinkling it on top or even dipping pretzels in it!

Pecans are a sweet nut with the rich, buttery flavor you would expect from a dessert. They are also high in antioxidants and contain vitamin E which can help protect your skin from UV damage

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