Walnut Brownies Recipe

I appreciate brownies in all their forms. There are a few recipes that I use depending on the mood that I am in. Today’s recipe is one that I grew up with. My mother makes these as her signature brownies. I just remember how chocolatey they were and how good the walnuts blended in with the chocolate. This walnut brownies recipe was a staple in our house.

Walnut Brownies

One of the mistakes I made as a little girl with this recipe is thinking the chocolate from this recipe would taste good on its own. I remember taking a bite and gagging. This recipe calls for unsweetened chocolate. DO NOT eat it alone! That is my public service announcement and I am definitely a credible source because I love dark chocolate.

You do not have to make this recipe with walnuts. The choices are endless with this cake style brownie. There is a choice. You can pick your desired mix-ins or leave them plain. The biggest recommendation I can give you is to use a butter/flour greasing method for your pan. It makes a big difference in the way the brownies come out. Without further ado, let’s get started!

Walnut Brownies Recipe

Halee Whiting
Delicious cakey brownie recipe with frosting!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


Brownie Recipe

  • 4 1 oz Squares of Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 2/3 cup Butter Flavored Crisco
  • 2 cups White Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1.5 cups Sifted White All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts

Frosting Recipe

  • 2 1 oz Squares of Unsweetened Chocolate Melted
  • 5 tbsp Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 2-3 cups Sifted Confectioners Sugar



  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9×13 baking dish with butter. Once coated add in a couple tablespoons of flour and work around pan to make sure it is evenly distributed so brownies don't stick.
  • Melt the unsweetened chocolate with with butter flavored crisco and stir as it melts.
  • To melted chocolate once cooled, add sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix together.
  • Add in sifted flour, salt and baking powder and mix.
  • Add in walnuts and mix through.
  • Pour into coated pan and evenly distribute to the corners.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until fork comes out clean.


  • Melt the chocolate and butter together. Mix together.
  • Add in vanilla and mix.
  • Add in sugar and milk. Mix thoroughly. If it is too runny add more sugar, if it is too thick add more milk.
  • Ice the cooled brownies and top with chopped walnuts.
Keyword brownies, dessert, walnuts

Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you give this walnut brownies recipe a try. Let me know down in the comments what you think and if you have any questions!

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