Fudge Walnut Brownies

In a recent issue of Cooking Light, they had a contest to determine the best chocolate recipe they ever tried. These brownies took home top honors. Naturally, I had to try them immediately. Let me assure you, they did not disappoint. I’ve made them 3 times now (much to the detriment of my hips) and each time, we polished off the pan in less than a day. De-licious!

Ingredients:
3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk
6 Tbs. melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugars, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

Combine 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and milk and microwave for 1 minute. Add milk mixture to melted butter, vanilla and eggs. Mix well. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Next, add in the remaining chocolate and the walnuts.

Pour the batter into a 9-inch square metal baking pan coated with cooking spray and bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with “moist crumbs clinging.”

These are seriously good! You can mix it up and add in cherries or skip the nuts if that’s not your thing. For Valentine’s Day next week, these are definitely on the menu as dessert. Now, just to figure out what’s on the rest of the menu…

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