Classic Fudge-Walnut Brownies


These fudge-walnut brownies are so delicious, you won't believe that they're lower in fat than traditional brownies.  To ensure a nice fudgy texture, take care not to overbake. Large chocolate chunks create big pockets of melty chocolate in the brownies, but you can always substitute chocolate chips.

Classic Fudge-Walnut Brownies
Photo: Oxmoor House
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks, divided

  • cup fat-free milk

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, divided

  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Combine 1/2 cup chocolate and milk in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir in butter, vanilla and eggs. Add milk mixture, 1/2 cup chocolate and 1/4 cup nuts to flour mixture; stir to combine.

  3. Pour the batter into a 9-inch square metal baking pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup nuts. Bake at 350°F for 19 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool in the pan on a rack. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Serving Size 1 brownie
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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