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Frosted Walnut Brownies Recipe
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Frosted Walnut Brownies Recipe

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You can't go wrong with this traditional treat. These fudgy frosty squares travel well to potlucks and picnics and are sure to be one of the first desserts to disappear. —Pat Yaeger, Naples, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 223 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate until melted. Add oil and sugar; mix well. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and salt; mix well. Stir in the nuts. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. In a bowl, combine the chocolate mixture, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Frost brownies. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Brownies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p228

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"These really weren't that incredible. Good chewy texture but I don't think I will bother to make them again!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

"This is the best and easiest Brownie recipe I have used in 50 years of cooking. There is really none left when you take these to anyplace you need a Desert . Thank you for sharing. Loretta from Mo."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

"Just enough to frost brownies. This is like Mama used."

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