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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

My children always looked forward to these fudge brownies as an after-school snack. They're so fudgy they don't need icing. —Hazel Fritchie, Palestine, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until blended. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add flour, mixing well. Stir in walnuts.
  • Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake).
  • Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 410 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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