These Chocolate Walnut Brownies are rich in chocolatey goodness and studded with crunchy walnuts, making them a true treat for your taste buds. Inspired by the legendary Mary Berry, this copycat recipe guarantees a batch of perfectly baked brownies that satisfy your sweet cravings.
I used to avoid baking until I stumbled upon Mary Berry and her Baking Bible. Her recipes are one of the reasons I got into baking and created great dishes with little effort. I feel the need to modify this recipe because I found her brownies very sweet, and I worked on some of the quantities, turning them into chocolate walnut brownies.
Ingredients for the Chocolate Walnut Brownies
Buying brownies from the grocery store or your local fast-food restaurant is easy and delicious. However, this recipe has only seven ingredients and significantly fewer additives.
- softened butter
- cocoa powder
- self-raising flour
- dark chocolate chips
- walnuts, roughly chopped
See the recipe card for quantities.
Instructions for the Chocolate Walnut Brownies
I love these chocolate walnut brownies because they are so easy to make. All you need is to add the ingredients in a bowl, mix them, pour them on your baking sheet, and that’s all! No need for a complicated mixing process, splitting ingredients, using multiple bowls, and so on.
Pour all the ingredients into a bowl
Mix them well together.
Pour the mix on your baking sheet.
Hint: Be mindful not to over-mix the batter. You need the ingredients to become batter, but if you mix too long, your batter will be dense, and the brownies won’t be fluffy.
If you have certain dietary restrictions try some of the following substitutes:
- Nut Free – You can skip the walnuts or replace them with dried fruit
Variations for the Chocolate Walnut Brownies
If you want to go an extra step try some of the following options:
- Coffee Flavor – add a tablespoon of espresso coffee to your batter
- Serve with Ice Cream– Homemade ice cream would taste delicious when served with these brownies
- Warm them up – if you have leftovers, you can warm them up before you serve them next. The individual pieces will need no more than 30 seconds in the microwave to warm up.
You will need measuring cups or scales, a mixing bowl, a hand mixer (I use my KitchenAid standing mixer as it makes life significantly easier), baking paper, and a baking sheet. You can mix by hand with a spatula; however, getting a consistent mix would take a bit longer.
Store the cooled brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. They might dry faster if they’re not kept in an airtight space. You can also freeze them for longer storage by wrapping each brownie in plastic wrap and placing them in a freezer-safe container.
Top tips for amazing Chocolate Walnut brownies
Be mindful of the size of your baking sheet or your baking dish and what it’s made of. I don’t think you must buy a new baking sheet to mirror mine exactly. Use what you have, but if the layer of batter is thicker or thicker, you must adjust the cooking time. Your brownies are done when a skewer goes clean through the middle.
If you want an extra soft texture in the middle, undercook the brownies slightly. The core should be soft but not running. Your chocolate walnut brownies will continue to set even after you take them out of the oven.
Do not serve immediately, but serve them while still warm.
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Chocolate Walnut Brownies
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Sheet pan
- 1 Mixer
- 1 1/4 cups softened butter
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 5/8 cups cocoa powder
- 3/4 cups self-raising flour
- 2/3 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup walnuts roughly chopped
- Preheat your oven to 375°F and grease a baking sheet
- Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl
- Mix everything well
- Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the surface with a spatula.
- Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly gooey.
- Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting them into squares.
- Ensure the eggs are fresh and free from cracks.
- If you spill eggs somewhere, clean them immediately.
- As tempting as it sounds to lick the batter of the bowl, please keep in mind it will contain raw eggs, and they could cause foodborne disease for people with weaker immune systems.
- When serving, be cautious with the hot melted chocolate chips to prevent burns.