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Decadent Derby Pie Brownie Bar Recipe

Derby Pie Brownie Bar recipe is the best combination of a dark chocolate brownie and a pecan pie. It’s rich, delicious, and perfect for any occasion.

A side photo of a Derby Pie Brownie Bar sitting on a piece of parchment paper over a piece of slate. Pecans and chocolate chips sit next to the bar.One thing I love about the winter months is all of the amazing baking going on for the holidays. So when I found out about the Freaky Friday Virtual Cookie Exchange blog hop, I was all in. The Freaky Friday blog hop is a group of bloggers that are secretly assigned each others’ blogs from which we choose a recipe appropriate for the theme. I chose her Decadent Derby Pie Brownie Bar recipe. Let me tell you a bit about the recipe and creator.

A side photo of a Derby Pie Brownie Bar sitting on a piece of parchment paper over a piece of slate. A cooling rack holds additional bars in the background.The blog that I was given was Take Two Tapas. Take Two Tapas is the brain project of the amazing Jennifer. Jennifer started her blog because she enjoyed grazing on several different dishes instead of filling up on a big plate. I’m with her! She enjoys entertaining and is a real magician when it comes to transforming a dish into a delicious lighter version.

A top-down photo of a Derby Pie Brownie Bar sitting on a piece of parchment paper over a piece of slate. A cake stand holds additional bars in the background over a blue napkin. Fresh pecans and chocolate chips surround the bar.I had so many things to pick from including her Star Crunch Truffle Balls that looked delicious and would be amazing on a cookie tray or her Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconut Cookies! You’ve just got to visit her site and take a look at her recipes.[Tweet “The Best Virtual Cookie Exchange! #FreakyFridayRecipes”]

A side photo of a fork full of a Derby Pie Brownie Bar hovers over the Derby Pie Brownie that sits on a piece of parchment paper over a piece of slate. A cooling rack holds additional bars in the background.When I tasted her Derby Pie Brownie Bars, I thought it was like a rich chocolatey brownie and a pecan pie had a collision and the result was a luscious dish of rich chocolate pecan bars. I used to think that people who whined about a dish being too rich were dessert wimps. Well, this recipe makes a 9×13 pan, and it will feed an army. The white flag has been raised, this is a delicious, rich dessert that will be perfect for entertaining.

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Side view of a Derby pie brownie bar topped with a baked pecan topping over a piece of parchment paper that's sprinkled with pecans. A tray of bars sits in the background over a cooling rack.
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Decadent Derby Pie Brownie Bar Recipe

Derby Pie Brownie recipe is the best combination of a dark chocolate brownie and a pecan pie. It's rich, delicious, and perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 24
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Brownie Layer

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 4oz of semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour

Derby Pie Layer

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 4 large eggs slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon I used Crown Royal Vanilla Whiskey
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chopped toasted pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and spray again. Set aside.

Brownie

  • In a large glass bowl melt the butter in the microwave. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Cool slightly. Add the sugar, vanilla, and slowly drizzle in the egg, whisking continuously until combined.
  • Add flour and stir until combined.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Derby Pie layer

  • Mix the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, eggs and bourbon together until combined.
  • Add toasted pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Pour on the brownie layer.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Store covered at room temperature.

Notes

Recipe originator is Jennifer of https://taketwotapas.com/

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.7mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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A side photo of a Derby Pie Brownie Bar sitting on a piece of parchment paper that\'s been sprinkled with fresh pecans and chocolate chips over a piece of slate. A cooling rack holds additional bars in the background.

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Orpha B

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

Oh my goodness, these bars are just decadent. They taste like they're hard to make but I was surprised at how easy they actually were.r

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pattisj

Monday 5th of December 2016

This looks and sounds amazing. I think that adds up to a million calories! LOL

Julie Menghini

Monday 5th of December 2016

Patti, this is kryptonite for a diet my friend. I immediately gave most of it away to the neighbors and only had a couple of small pieces. It's rich!