The Best Ooey Gooey Black Bottom Praline Brownie Bar Recipe (2024)

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If you’re looking for the best ooey-gooey black bottom praline brownie bar, look no further. These chocolate delights are easy to make and will satisfy every sweet tooth and chocolate lover in your family!

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I borrowed this recipe from one of my favorite chefs, Alice Medrich or as I like to call her, the Queen of Chocolate. I’ve had great results with many of her recipes and this brownie bar was OMG delicious.

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I did have the wrong sized pan when I made these bars which caused my cooking time to be off a bit, but I didn’t hear anyone complain about the consistency and quite frankly enjoyed the extra ooey-gooey texture. If you’d rather have them fully set a few more minutes in the oven will do the trick.

But just imagine this black bottom praline brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream… OMG.

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Ooey Gooey Praline Brownie Bars

What could be better than an ooey-gooey black bottom praline brownie bar loaded with pecans! Check out my easy to make recipe and amaze your friends with your baking skills. Just make sure to make enough of these delicious brownie bars.

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Cook Time25 minutes mins

Total Time35 minutes mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Servings: 12

Calories: 529kcal

Author: Alice Medrich The Queen of Chocolate


Brownie Layer

  • 8 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 6 ½ ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoon Sugar (6.125 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon . salt
  • 2 large eggs (cold)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour (2.25 oz)

Pecan Topping

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour (2.25 oz)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 tablespoon unsalted butter-melted
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar (5.25 oz)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts (8.75 oz)*


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • line a 9×13 metal baking pan , bottom and all four sides with foil

Brownie Layer

  • place chopped chocolate and butter in a metal pan over a pot of simmering water and allow chocolate to melt, stir until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

  • Stir in Sugar, vanilla, and salt with a wooden spoon.

  • Add the eggs and mix well

  • Add in the flour and beat vigorously until batter is smooth and glossy and begins to come away from the sides of the pan.

  • Scrape batter into prepared pan and set aside.

Pecan Topping

  • Combine flour and baking soda in a small bowl and mix well using a fork

  • Combine the melted butter with the brown sugar and salt

  • Add in the egg yolks and vanilla

  • Add in flour mixture and then the pecans, mix well

  • drop by spoonfuls on top of the brownie layer, it will spread and cover the brownies during baking.

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is completely brown and cracked*

  • Allow to cool completely on wire rack, then remove by lifting the ends of the foil and removing from pan.

  • Cut into squares*


*Turn pan front to back halfway through the baking time to ensure even baking *May be kept in an airtight container for 2-3 days * half of my Pecans were coffee pecans, substitute 1 teaspoon of espresso powder if you like the coffee flavor


Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.3mg

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  1. Bestfoodies

    The Best Ooey Gooey Black Bottom Praline Brownie Bar Recipe (6)
    Made these awesome brownies today. I only had salted butter so I omitted the salt in the recipe and I used a cup of chocolate chips for the semi-sweet chocolate. They taste heavenly although they aren’t as thick and gooey looking as yours and I hoped they would be… thanks for sharing this awesome recipe…we all loved it and put it in our “keeper” recipes!


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