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Chocolate-Walnut Brownies

Coastal Living JANUARY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 12 servings


  • 1 cup butter
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate-Walnut Ganache
  • Strawberries
  • Whipped cream


Combine butter and chocolate in a large, heavy saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until butter and chocolate melt. Remove from heat.

Stir in brown sugar and next 3 ingredients.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into chocolate mixture. Stir in walnuts.

Pour batter into a foil-lined 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. Top with ice cream, Chocolate-Walnut Ganache, strawberries, and whipped cream.


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