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Dulce de Leche Pecan Brownies

Dulce de Leche Pecan Brownies

Just back after an unexpected trip to Arizona and tonight is the last of my photography classes and Daughter is coming for a visit so I made these brownies,.  They are very rich and sticky!  I made my own Dulce de Leche which is pretty simple but time-consuming (a great recipe from David Lebovitz at  so you could use store-bought as well.  


1             cups      chocolate chips 

1            cup         butter (2 sticks) 

 1            cup         cocoa powder 

 2 1/2     cups       sugar 

 4                           large eggs 

1             Tbs         pure vanilla extract 

 1/8        tsp          salt 

 1            cup         unbleached white flour 

 2            cup         chopped toasted pecans (optional) 

 2            oz           espresso or strong coffee

4             cups       dulce de leche

1/4         cup         cream 


1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2   Butter or spray and flour a 9 X 13 inch glass or non-stick baking pan.

3   Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave checking and stirring at 30 second intervals.

4   Add cocoa and sugar and stir until well mixed.

5   Add eggs, vanilla, espresso and salt and mix well.

6   Add flour and mix just until smooth. Do not over mix. 

7   Pour 1/2 of the batter into prepared pan.

8   Microwave 2 cups dulce de leche at 15 second intervals until stirable but not melted stirring in 1/2 the chopped pecans.  Drop by spoonfuls onto the batter.

9   Swirl in with a knife, drawing it lengthwise, then crosswise to make a nice design. then cover with the remaining batter.  Bake for 40-45 minutes until the brownies pull away from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

10  Just before the brownies come out, mix the remaining dulce de leche with the cream, adding more if necessary to make a spreading consistency.  As soon as the brownies come out, while still hot, spread on the icing and sprinkle with the remaining pecans.  Refrigerate for at least several hours before serving.

0 thoughts on “Dulce de Leche Pecan Brownies

  1. Emily Gooch

    These are tasty looking brownies. Yum!!

  2. Susan @ The Spice Garden

    Oh! Just discovered your blog … I, too, made dulce de leche and have a bunch left after making ice cream that had it folded through … yum… your brownies are the answer to my musing every time I open the fridge and say to myself, “What WILL I do with the rest of this dulce?”

    Thanks for this post!

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