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Nutty Fudge Brownies

Dense and fudgy brownies packed full of nuts. Serve squares as is or with ice cream.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter , cubed (226 grams)
  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate , chopped or use chips (255 grams)
  • 1 ½ cup packed light or dark brown sugar (300 grams)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder , optional
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (120 grams)
  • 1 ½ cup mixed unsalted nuts, such as walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds (220 grams)
  • Additional salt , for sprinkling (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently.
  • When melted and smooth, remove from heat and stir in the brown sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each.
  • Stir in the vanilla and espresso, if using.
  • Gently stir in the flour and salt, stirring only until streaks of flour are almost gone. Stir in nuts, saving some to sprinkle on top.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan. Top with remaining nuts.
  • Bake until edges are firm and dry, and center is set but not dry, about 35-40 minutes. Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired.
  • Let cool completely before slicing.


Calories: 391kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 98mg, Potassium: 204mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 422IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 2mg
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