Dinner Party Brownies

These indulgent brownies are the perfect addition to any dinner party. The rich coffee combined with those sweet and crispy caramelised pecans is enough to impress the toughest of vegan critics!

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes


450g brownie mix

30g melted margarine

90g espresso (ideally from an espresso machine, but 1 tsp instant coffee mixed with 90g hot water will work just as well)

1 tsp vanilla extract

18 (ish) pecans

1 tbsp maple syrup


Preheat the oven to 200'C/180'C fan

In a large bowl, combine the brownie mix, margarine, espresso and vanilla

Transfer the mix to a lined baking tin so that the mix is 1 inch deep

On a medium heat, fry the pecans in the maple syrup for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly

Once the pecans are cool enough to touch, press into your tray of brownie mix

Bake for 20-25 minutes and allow to cool before cutting!