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The Best Chocolate Walnut Brownies

This is the BEST Chocolate Walnut Brownies recipe you’ll ever try! They are fudgy and absolutely delicious!

Easy, Fudgy, Delicious Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Fudgy, Sweet Chocolate Walnut Brownies

There are two secrets to the best fudgy brownies and I’m going to share them with you! Do you prefer the center or edge pieces? When I was a kid, I enjoyed cakey, soft brownies. Today, I’m more fond of the edge pieces because of the crisp balanced with the soft interior.

Secret number one: you need the perfect pan! I love USA Pan’s 8 x 8 Classic Square Cake Pan. The unique design of the pan allows for air circulation to create evenly-baked treats. The non-stick coating is BPA-free and allows for easy release and cleanup.

The second secret? Don’t over mix the batter! To create fudgy, decadent brownies, stir until just mixed. I promise, they’ll be perfect!

Fudgy up close view of walnuts in and on the brownies

Brownie Ingredients:

Non-stick cooking spray
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup ground cocoa powder, sweetened
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Frosting Ingredients:

½ cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1-1½ cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons whole milk

Place the top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.

Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt to a large bowl and stir to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined. (Do not over mix or the brownies will turn out “cakey”).

Stir the chocolate chips and walnuts into the batter and transfer to the prepared baking pan. Spread into an even layer and transfer to the pre-heated oven.

Bake for 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Brownies will still be soft and will finish setting while they cool.

To prepare the frosting, mix the butter with the cocoa powder and 1 cup powdered sugar. Add in one tablespoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached. If necessary, add the remaining ½ cup powdered sugar to thicken.

Once cool, spread frosting on top of the brownies before slicing and serving. Enjoy!  

Fudgy Chocolate Walnut Brownie on a white plate with a bite taken out of it and brownies in the background
Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Yield: 16 Brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Sink your teeth into one of the best Chocolate Walnut Brownies you've ever had with this recipe!

Ingredients

  • Non-stick cooking spray

Brownies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground cocoa powder, sweetened
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1-1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons whole milk

Instructions

Place the top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.



Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.



Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt to a large bowl and stir to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined. (Do not over mix or the brownies will turn out “cakey”. This makes them perfectly fudgy!).



Stir the chocolate chips and walnuts into the batter and transfer to the prepared baking pan. Spread into an even layer and transfer to the pre-heated oven.



Bake for 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Brownies will still be soft and will finish setting while they cool.



To prepare the frosting, mix the butter with the cocoa powder and 1 cup powdered sugar. Add in one tablespoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached. If necessary, add the remaining ½ cup powdered sugar to thicken.



Once cool, spread frosting on top of the brownies before slicing and serving. Enjoy!  

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 3gSugar: 41gProtein: 6g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/14/2020

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Enjoy fudgy, sweet Chocolate Walnut Brownies today! The icing pulls the brownie and walnuts together without being overly sweet!

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