This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Click HERE to read my policies.
Chocolate solves everything, am I right? Ok maybe not everything, but it sure makes everything a little bit better! Just like these Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies do. I devour them on good days, great days, mediocre days, and double the amount on not so good days. They are great on any kind of day, just take my word for it this time. For reelz!
Growing up, my Grandpa Dale made brownies for my sister and I almost every weekend. Not just any brownie, brownies with walnuts. I loved them, my sister not so much. So as any grandpa would, he made half with walnuts and half without. These weren't just any walnuts either, they were Iowa grown black walnuts that my grandpa shucked himself. So maybe it wasn't just the walnuts that made these brownies delicious, it was also the love he added.
To bring back all my wonderful childhood memories with my grandpa, I recreated his recipe and added a few of my own personal touches. Growing up, he used a box mix. Since I don't buy box mixes, I obviously had to create a brownie batter from scratch. I use whole wheat flour to amp up the nuttiness flavor. I also add some dark chocolate chips so there is more chocolate flavor! Lastly, I use raw walnuts just like my grandpa did. I have to buy mine from the store though, he always had home-grown walnuts.
How to make Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies
What you will need:
- salted butter
- unsweetened dark cocoa
- whole wheat flour
- pure vanilla extract
- dark chocolate chips
- chopped raw walnuts
Gather these ingredients and get ready to make some delicious brownies! Plus, great news... No mixer needed. These are easy enough to mix by hand!
For step by step instructions see the printable recipe below.
If you are a chocolate lover like me, you might want to devour some of these other chocolate recipes. Make them yourself, shove your spouse or kids in the kitchen to make them, or convince your neighbor. Just find a way to make some, fast!
When you try the sweet, fudgey and decadent Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies let me know in the comments below. You can also follow me on Social Media to see what other crazy things my family and I are doing!
Pin the recipe for later!
Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
- Whisk together melted butter & dark cocoa together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add sugar, whole wheat flour, and salt. Mix well to combine.
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs and whisk in vanilla.
- Add egg mixture to chocolate mix. Mix well.
- Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Spread evenly into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes. 25 minutes will be more fudgey, cook longer if you prefer a more done brownie.