Cocoa Pecan Brownies

  • Yield 20 servings

You can whip these rich brownies up in a snap, using whatever cocoa powder you have in your pantry.

Cocoa Pecan Brownies
Teresa Blackburn


1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
12 tablespoons cocoa
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Melt butter and sugar together in a 3-quart saucepan. Add vanilla and cocoa and stir well. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in flour. Fold in pecans.
  3. Pour batter into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  4.  Let cool slightly before cutting into squares. Makes 16 squares.

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Vienneau and Third Thursday Potluck