Chewy Graham Brownies

Chewy Graham Brownies on a pale wooden tray

At first look, this recipe doesn’t seem quite right. There are only 5 ingredients, and not one of them involves flour, sugar, or any standard baking ingredient. However, the combination of ingredients come together magically to become a very, very, very good brownie.

This recipe is from one of my most often consulted cookbooks, The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. There is a new version of this cookbook, but I don’t know if the recipe is included. I didn’t find the recipe on their website, although they do have quite an extensive recipe collection.

These rich, delicious Chewy Graham Brownies are so simple to make with only 5 ingredients!

The taste of these reminds me a bit of those chocolate-peanut butter-oat no-bake cookies that have been around forever. Of course, there are no oats here, but the flavor and texture is still quite reminiscent.

The best description Quinn and I can come up with for these brownies is “surprisingly good.” Our only complaint was that we didn’t have any ice cream to top them off.

Yield: 16 2-inch brownies

Chewy Graham Brownies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Chewy Graham Brownies on a pale wooden tray


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Generously grease an 8-inch square pan.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and condensed milk. Stir constantly until chocolate melts and ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and graham cracker crumbs. Mixture will be very thick.
  4. Press batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until set.


Recipe slightly adapted from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook.

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