Brownies. The ultimate, at least in my mind, comfort food. I’m not sure I’ve ever met a brownie I didn’t like. Sure, there are brownies that aren’t amazing but I just don’t think I’ve ever said, “Wow, this brownie is awful”. How could chewy chocolate ever be bad?

This one is definitely among the best brownies I’ve ever tried. It’s very chewy and the chocolate chips mixed in are a rich surprise. I think it could use more pecans but I’m a huge fan of crunch in brownies. I think this one will become my regular recipe for days when I just need a chocolate fix.

Pecan Brownies
from Alton Brown
  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9-inch pan. Beat butter until fluffy. Add sugar, vanilla and eggs; blend well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chip and pecans. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool. Cut into 36 bars.



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