Looking for a new sweet bite to put on your baking-to-do-list? Then try my scrumptious chocolate chip walnut brownies – your coffee break and tea time will thank you for it! These moist and rich brownies are studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

 Our scrumptious chocolate chip walnut brownies are studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. They range more on the side of cakey than fudgy, meaning they’re not too heavy but still an excellent, no-crumb-will-be-left chocolate fix. The brownies are bake on buttery crust the brownies are baked on, which gives you the best of both worlds: a crunchy, crumbly base topped with a soft chocolate brownie. #chocolatechip #walnut #brownies #bakingrecipe | countryhillcottage.com

Easy chocolate chip brownie recipe

The brownies range more on the side of cakey than fudgy, meaning they’re not too heavy but still an excellent, no-crumb-will-be-left chocolate fix. And saving the best for last, my personal favorite is the buttery crust layer the brownies are baked on, which gives you the best of both worlds: a crunchy, crumbly base topped with a velvety chocolate brownie. The ingredients are pantry basics, so let’s bake up a batch!

 Our scrumptious chocolate chip walnut brownies are studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. They range more on the side of cakey than fudgy, meaning they’re not too heavy but still an excellent, no-crumb-will-be-left chocolate fix. The brownies are bake on buttery crust the brownies are baked on, which gives you the best of both worlds: a crunchy, crumbly base topped with a soft chocolate brownie. #chocolatechip #walnut #brownies #bakingrecipe | countryhillcottage.com

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Yield: 16 brownies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Brownies Recipe

Our scrumptious chocolate chip walnut brownies are studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. They range more on the side of cakey than fudgy, meaning they’re not too heavy but still an excellent, no-crumb-will-be-left chocolate fix. The brownies are bake on buttery crust the brownies are baked on, which gives you the best of both worlds: a crunchy, crumbly base topped with a soft chocolate brownie. #chocolatechip #walnut #brownies #bakingrecipe | countryhillcottage.com

Chocolate chip walnut brownies are studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. They range more on the side of cakey than fudgy, meaning they’re not too heavy but still an excellent, no-crumb-will-be-left chocolate fix. I used walnuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips for the brownies. If you’re looking to make variations, use white, milk or butterscotch chocolate chips and swap the walnuts for chopped pecans or hazelnuts.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 250 g (2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 115 g (1/2 cup / 1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 egg (UK & Europe: M / US, CA, AUS & NZ: L)
  • a pinch of salt

For the brownie

  • 100 g (3.5 oz) dark (bittersweet) chocolate, finely chopped, or chocolate chips
  • 150 g (2/3 cup / 1 1/3 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 150 g (3/4 cup) brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs (UK & Europe: M / US, CA, AUS & NZ: L), separated
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g (1 1/2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 75 g (2/3 cup) cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g (3/4 cup) walnuts, shelled and chopped
  • 100 g (1/2 cup) chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix the crust. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the butter cubes, granulated sugar, egg and a pinch of salt. Knead into a smooth dough, wrap in clingfilm (plastic/saran wrap) and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F / gas mark 6). Grease a 30 cm x 30 cm (12 in x 12 in) square cake tin (pan) with butter or baking spray.
  3. Bake the crust. Place the chilled dough disk between two sheets of baking (parchment) paper and roll to the size of baking tin (pan.) Transfer the dough into the baking tin (pan) and with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. Melt the chocolate. Add the chopped dark (bittersweet) chocolate into a medium-sized mixing bowl and place over (but not touching) simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from heat and set aside.
  5. Mix the brownie batter. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a hand-held or stand mixer with the paddle attachment until pale and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and melted chocolate and mix until incorporated. Stir in the flour, cornflour (cornstarch), chopped walnuts, and chocolate chips. In another mixing bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff and fluffy. Fold in the whipped egg whites into the brownie batter and gently mix to combine the ingredients.
  6. Bake the chocolate chip walnut brownies. Spread the brownie batter evenly onto the pre-baked crust and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool for 10 minutes, and cut the brownie into 16 squares.

Notes

Storage & Shelf Life

You can store the chocolate chip walnut brownies in airtight containers at room temperature for 4 days or keep in the freezer for 2 months.

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