Indulgence takes on a whole new meaning with these sinfully delicious Gourmet English Toffee Butter Pecan Brownies! What makes a perfect brownie? With an irresistible combination of rich chocolate, crunchy toffee bits, and buttery pecans, these brownies are pure bliss! These heavenly treats are truly meant for special occasions...and that special someone!
WHAT MAKES GOURMET ENGLISH TOFFEE BUTTER PECAN BROWNIES SO PERFECT?
The Magic Begins with Quality Ingredients: When it comes to creating a showstopper like Gourmet English Toffee Butter Pecan Brownies, using high-quality ingredients is non-negotiable. Opt for premium dark chocolate, organic free-range eggs, pure vanilla and butter pecan extracts to elevate the flavor profile of these brownies. Remember, the better the ingredients, the more outstanding the end result!
A Symphony of Flavors: The luscious chewy chocolate brownie base provides a velvety canvas, while the buttery toffee bits add a delightful crunch. The pièce de résistance comes from the Butter Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting and toasted pecans, which infuse every bite with a subtle nuttiness that perfectly balances the sweetness. Topped with the sheen of a dark chocolate glaze and sprinkled with even more English Toffee bits, it's a harmonious flavor combination that will leave you craving for more!
The Baking Technique: To achieve the perfect texture, follow this tried-and-true baking technique. Start by melting the dark chocolate and butter together, creating a glossy batter. Next, fold in the toffee bits and pecans, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the batter. Bake low and slow. The result? A brownie masterpiece that's soft, gooey, and utterly indulgent!
The Ultimate Crowd-Pleaser: Gourmet English Toffee Butter Pecan Brownies are a decadent and versatile treat that can be enjoyed in various ways. Perfect for a spectacular Brownie Bar, or serve with a scoop of butter pecan ice cream for a dreamy dessert, or pair with a piping hot cup of coffee for a decadent afternoon pick-me-up. If you're feeling extra adventurous, crumble them over a bowl of creamy vanilla custard for a trifle-like indulgence. The possibilities are endless! Gourmet English Toffee Butter Pecan Brownies are designed to make you the star of any occasion!
TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST GOURMET ENGLISH TOFFEE BUTTER PECAN BROWNIES:
1 cup pecans or almonds (chopped)
3 large eggs + 2 large egg yolks (room temperature)
1-1/4 cups (10 ounces) unsalted butter
¾ cup (4 ounces) 100% cacao unsweetened chocolate chips (Ghirardelli)
1-1/4 cups (7.5 ounces) 60% extra dark chocolate chips (Ghirardelli)
1-1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar
1-1/4 cups (260g) light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/4 (160g) cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup English Toffee Bits (Heath Bits O’Brickle English Toffee Bits)
BUTTER PECAN CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 (8-ounce) cream cheese (room temperature)
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons butter pecan emulsion (Amoretti Artisan Natural Butter Pecan Syrup)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup (170g) 60% extra dark chocolate chips (Ghirardelli)
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
1 cup English Toffee Bits (Heath Bits O’Brickle Toffee Bits)
HOW I MAKE THESE:
RECIPE VARIATIONS & SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST GOURMET ENGLISH TOFFEE BUTTER PECAN BROWNIES:
Original recipe created September 2022; revised and reposted January 2024.
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