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Chocolate Walnut Squares Recipe

Chocolate Walnut Squares Recipe

Rich and satisfying, these bars create a symphony of flavors with every bite. The nutty crust, exquisite chocolate layer and the creamy frosting make this dessert one of my personal favorites. It's fun to take these treats to a potluck. —Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:20-24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and salt; mix well. Fold in walnuts. Spread half of batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Add chocolate to the remaining batter; mix well. Carefully spread over batter in pan.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, in a saucepan, combine flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until bubbly and thickened. Cool completely.
  • 4. In a bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the milk mixture; beat for 5 minutes. Frost cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20-24 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 352 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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yzermanfan User ID: 7440270 199095
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"The best ever! A favorite since I found this recipe in the Taste of Home Holiday cookbook back In 2005, I believe. Every time I make these wonderful treats, I get the most wonderful compliments. Thank you, Taste of Home and Anne Heinonen!"

mommysalami User ID: 1255805 7857
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"These are awesome! I have been serving this dessert at our Super Bowl party for many years now."

Charobic User ID: 947618 4928
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"This is one of THE BEST Taste of Home Recipes! Words cannot express how incredibly delicious these bars are! Love em'!"

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