Classic Saucepan Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

A classic chocolate brownie recipe that is better than any brownie that comes out of a box.

chocolate brownies with walnuts on a plate

This Classic Saucepan Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts recipe is fun to make because you get to make the batter in a saucepan before you bake it in the oven.

Why is it that everyone I know makes their chocolate brownies from a box? Sure it’s fast and easy but how much fun is that?

butter and chocolate in saucepan

I’ve posted several recipes in the past where you get to make brownies from scratch. My King Kong Brownies come to mind.

brownie batter in baking dish

Unlike other brownie recipes, the batter for this brownie recipe is made in a saucepan. So when I said this recipe was old school, I wasn’t kidding.

I realize some of you don’t like nuts in your brownies (like my mom), but I found that chopped walnuts add a nice texture to these chocolate brownies.

chocolate brownies fresh out of the oven

If you are like my mom and don’t care for nuts in your brownie, or are simply allergic to nuts, you can just leave them out.

You can also substitute the walnuts for almonds, pistachios, macadamia nuts, pecans or even peanuts.

My wife actually prefers chocolate chips in her brownies instead of nuts.

chocolate brownies with walnuts on a plate

Make sure you let the chocolate mixture cool completely before you add the eggs or they will scramble!

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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Classic Saucepan Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, Unsweetened Chocolate, White Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder and Walnuts.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate. Add sugar, mix well then let the mixture cool in the saucepan.
  3. Add beaten eggs and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture in the saucepan. Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix till well combined.
  4. Spread brownie mixture into a greased 8 x 8 pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

chocolate brownies with walnuts on a plate

Classic Saucepan Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts

A classic chocolate brownie recipe that is better than any brownie that comes out of a box.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 171 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Baking Dish (8 x 8)

Ingredients
 

  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Cup Walnuts, Chopped (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate. Add sugar, mix well then let the mixture cool in saucepan.
  • Add beaten eggs and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture in the saucepan. Add remaining ingredients and mix till well combined. 
  • Spread brownie mixture into greased 8×8 pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Notes

→ Make sure you let the chocolate mixture to cool completely before you add the eggs or they will scramble!
→ If you or anyone consuming this recipe has a nut allergy, please take the appropriate precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 75mgSugar: 12gVitamin A: 205IUCalcium: 20mgIron: 1.1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Janelle says:

    Love, love this recipe. Very easy to make and did not take long. A keeper in my house.