Project Pastry Queen: Turbo-Charged Brownies with Praline Topping

This week was a Wildcard Week for Pastry Queen members so I chose this brownie recipe. Oh. My. Goodness. I am so incredibly glad I did (and so is Big Man)! These brownies are ridiculously good. As you can see, we couldn’t even wait until I took pictures before we ate some!

The brownie base is tender and chocolatey and not too thick, with an extra kick of flavor from the espresso. And then the topping. Wow. Homemade caramel with toasted pecans is poured over the brownies and then sets up to a soft candy-like texture. This dessert is flat out amazing. Bonus points because it doesn’t require any hard to find ingredients (I just subbed strong coffee for the espresso powder).

I hope you’ll try these brownies soon. They are easy to make for a special weeknight dessert and fancy enough for company. And they taste absolutely amazing!

Tara from Smells Like Home was the host for this recipe, and you can find her original post here. You can also see how other PPQ members made the brownies by clicking here.