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Chocolate brownies are always a popular sweet treat to eat. Rather than just plain chocolate, why not add some walnuts for extra flavour and texture? Make these brownies and frosting in around 40 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 22-26 minutes
Makes around 12-16 brownies
Non-stick cooking spray
1 cup of unsalted butter
2 cup of granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons of real vanilla extract
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of ground cocoa powder, sweetened
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of chopped walnuts
½ cup of unsalted butter
1/3 of a cup of cocoa powder, unsweetened
1-1½ cups of powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons of whole milk
Place the top oven rack in the centre position and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt to a large bowl and stir to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined. (Do not over mix or the brownies will turn out “cakey”).
Stir the chocolate chips and walnuts into the batter and transfer to the prepared baking pan. Spread into an even layer and transfer to the preheated oven.
Bake for 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Brownies will still be soft and will finish setting while they cool.
To prepare the frosting, mix the butter with the cocoa powder and 1 cup powdered sugar. Add in one tablespoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached. If necessary, add the remaining ½ cup powdered sugar to thicken.
Once cool, spread frosting on top of the brownies before slicing and serving. Enjoy!