I had a craving last night…
you know the ones…chewy, chocolatey, nutty and chock full of sinful deliciousness!
Sometimes only the real thing will do, because this kind of craving requires made from scratch goodness that you just can’t get from a box. I searched through my recipe files for a classic recipe that would deliver…
I came across this one which I had made before, but had most unfortunately misplaced. Good thing I found it, because it’s a keeper that I will be making again and again and again from here on!
It’s an easy to make recipe, with basic ingredients, and of course, you can omit the nuts if you need to.
Give it a try, you will not be dissappointed!
*recipe adapted from Great American Recipe Cards “Chocolate Chunk Brownies”
CLASSIC CHIP & NUT BROWNIES
*makes 16 brownie squares
1/2 cup walnut pieces (feel free to use pecans or almonds if u prefer)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup mini or regular chocolate chips of your choice (or 4oz semi sweet chocolate squares chopped)
Lightly butter an 8×8 inch baking pan. Line with parchment.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Toast walnuts on a small baking sheet, at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Melt butter in a medium microwaveable bowl.
Add sugar, vanilla and cocoa and stir well.
Lightly beat eggs in a small cup and slowly add to sugar mixture while stirring constantly.
In a small bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and stir until well combined.
Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until toothpick inserted in centre comes out barely moist.
Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Lift out and cool on rack another 15 minutes before cutting.