Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I found this recipe in an old holiday cookie cookbook. I tried them for the first time today - hubby liked them - a little rich for me but my sweet meter isn't very high.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (19 1/4 ounce) package red velvet cake mix
  • 34 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12 cups pecans, divided
  • 1 (16 ounce) containerprepared cream cheese frosting
  • red jimmie candy sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 9X13-inch baking pan with foil, leaving 1-inch overhang. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine cake mix, butter, and eggs in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute (mixture will be very thick). Add 1 cup pecans. Beat until just combined, about 15 seconds.
  4. Place brownie mixture in pan. Spray finger- tips with cooking spray. Pat batter gently down over entire pan.
  5. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out almost clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
  6. When completely cool, remove foil with brownies from pan. Spread cream cheese frosting evenly over brownie. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans, and red sprinkles if desired.
  7. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before cutting.
  8. Store covered in refrigerator.