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Frosted Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

Frosted Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

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Frosted Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

Serves: 12-16 brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 22-26 minutes

This recipe will yield you a batch of incredibly rich, fudgy homemade brownies. If you are not a huge fan of walnuts, you could also substitute pecans. Resist the urge to overmix here - you'll end up with too much of a "cakey" brownie texture.

Ingredients

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 c. unsalted butter
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 t. real vanilla extract
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. ground cocoa powder, sweetened
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • ½ c. unsalted butter
  • 1/3 c. cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1-1½ c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T. whole milk

Instructions

1

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.

2

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

3

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”).

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

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

Frosted Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts
Frosted Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

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