March 5, 2015

9 | 52 Nutty Dark Chocolate Brownies

Brownies. With lots of nuts.

When Joy the Baker posted this picture on Instagram, I knew I had to make them. 

I mean.... Brownies and lots of nuts! 
Come on! How could this not sound good to anyone?
(Sorry to all you allergy sufferers out there. I honestly feel for you.)

Nutty Dark Chocolate Brownies

140 g (5 oz) bittersweet chocolate (chips)
60 g (2 oz) unsweetened chocolate
113 g (1/2 cup) butter
3 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
3 eggs
250 g (1 1/4 cups) light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
130 g (1 cup) flour
1 small handful pecan halves, walnut halves, and hazelnuts
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Melt chocolate and butter in a bain-marie (or in your microwave, if you have one). Once completely melted, stir in cocoa powder.
  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar. Whisk in vanilla. Add chocolate mix and stir to combine. Stir in salt, baking soda, and flour until combined. 
  • Pour into prepared pan (20x20 cm/8x8 in) and sprinkle with nuts. Bake for 30-35 minutes until nuts are golden brown. Let cool before slicing.
My modifications:
I used half bittersweet chocolate, half 75% (not quite unsweetened) chocolate because that's what I had at home, and I reduced the sugar to 200 g (1 cup). Both worked well.

The taste:
So so so so good! Awesome brownie recipe and with those nuts - divine! Most definitely a keeper and one for the repertoire!

What's your favorite brownie recipe? Any (secret) ingredients or toppings?


  1. Hi Sarah,

    it looks really delicious! I need to bake Brownies for myself ;)


    from Limettchen

    1. Hallo Limettchen,
      Oh ja, diese Brownies solltest Du auf jeden Fall mal backen!
      Viel Spass dabei und guten Appetit ;)