Praline Brownies with Praline Frosting

  • Pin It
  • print
Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 3 dozens
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients Add to grocery list

Nonstick cooking spray
Eight 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
2 sticks butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Two 8-ounce semisweet chocolate bars
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Praline Frosting, recipe follows

Praline Frosting:
1/3 cup butter
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13- by 9-inch baking pan with foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small saucepan, combine the unsweetened chocolate and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Let it cool for 15 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat the sugars, vanilla and eggs at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Gradually beat in the flour. Add the chocolate mixture to the flour mixture, beating until combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake until the center is set, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 1 hour.

In a small saucepan, combine the semisweet chocolate and cream. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Spread over the cooled brownies, cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.

Spread Praline Frosting over the chocolate mixture. Let stand until set. Cut into squares to serve.

Praline Frosting:

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, and then add the brown sugar and mix together. Slowly add in the cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the confectioners’ sugar, pecans and vanilla extract. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens, 3 to 4 minutes. Spread immediately over chilled brownies.

Tools You May Need

Oven, Saucepan, Spoons and Large Bowl

Show: Paula's Best Dishes, Episode: Simply Dinner
          Watch Paula on Food Network

You May Also Like These Recipes:

You May Also Like These Articles:

Leave a Comment

Reader Comments:


Paula, Love your show and your recipes. Would appreciate some recipes without the use of onions and garlic and how to create flavor with herbs and spices. Have an ulcer and can't tolerate certain foods. Every other cooking show couldn,t cook a meal without onions and garlic! Thanks a bunch for any ideas and recipes you can come up with. Your admirer,Myrna

By Myrna Dentino on March 03, 2013


I made half a recipe of the frosting and poured it over vanilla icecream. My husband loved it, it was like being in New Orleans again, eating a praline. Thank you Paula Dean!

By Donna McClintock on February 22, 2013


These brownies were so very moist and delicious. My family really enjoyed them. I will definitely keep this recipe around. I believe that the praline frosting is what won them over. Thanks again Paula.

By Sheryl Manigault on February 21, 2013

My Recipe Box |

Paula's Upcoming Schedule

  • September 20: Booksigning in Waco, TX

    Join Paula at DuBois Furniture in Waco, TX for a book signing and meet and greet from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

  • September 24: Paula Deen Live! in Charlotte

    Come see Paula’s live show at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC and get a heaping helping of Paula’s recipes, and some good old-fashioned fun and laughter!
    Tickets available from Blumenthal Performing Arts Center here!

    Starts at 5:30 PM. Light hors d’oeuvres and beer & wine will be served, including a meet and greet with Paula Deen! 

    Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms.

  • October 24: Deen Family Book Signing

    Join the Deen Family for a Book Signing at The Lady & Sons from 10 am to 12 pm.
    The event is free; 350 wristbands to be distributed starting at 9 am.

  • View Paula's Full Schedule