Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Double Choclolate Chunk Brownies for Valentine's Day

Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies

I’m a firm believer chocolate brownies are the ultimate dessert. There's something very comforting about biting into a soft fudgy brownie with a glass of milk nearby to wash it down!

This Valentine’s Day I'm skipping the usual box of chocolates and baking a batch of these Double Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies for my wife (sans the walnuts).   

I love chopped walnuts on brownies! However my wife prefers brownies that focus solely on the chocolate so I’ll nix the nuts when I bake them on the 14th. And thank goodness I had the chance to test this recipe beforehand. On my first attempt they came out slightly dry.

Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies

The funny thing is my sniffer signaled that the brownies were done after 20 minutes of baking. Should have trusted my nose (it always knows). Instead I left them in for 25 minutes which was five minutes too long.

But hey, we’re talking Double Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies so they were still great! And since my kids think walnuts are "yucky"...I got to enjoy the whole batch = ).

Enjoy your homemade brownies and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Double Chocolate Dessert for Valentine's Day

Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies with Walnuts

Recipe Adapted From: Fine Cooking Magazine
Makes: 12 Brownies
Time to Prepare: 20 minutes
Time to Cook: 20 minutes

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 ounces coarsely chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional) 
Generously butter the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan (I sprayed the pan with cooking oil as well to prevent sticking). 

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add cocoa and whisk until smooth. Stir in sugar and salt. Whisk until blended. Add 1 egg and whisk until just blended. Whisk in vanilla and the second egg just until blended. Sprinkle flour over the mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until just blended. Add the chopped chocolate and stir.

Spread batter evenly into prepared baking pan. Scatter walnuts evenly on top. 

Bake in a 350 F oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with small gooey clumps, about 20 minutes.  Transfer baking pan to a rack and let cool completely. Run a knife around the edges of brownie to loosen and remove from pan before cutting.

Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies with Walnuts


  1. Seriously, is there anything better than a good, fudgy browny? I am also a fan of walnuts, so I'll definitely include them! Pre-wedding diet may be going out the window...

    1. Go for it fudgy brownie (or two) won't hurt = )!