Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies

A plate of fudgy brownies is perfect for any occasion. These Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies are rich, ultra-delicious and a wonderful way to offer comfort.Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies | With or without nuts, these are killer!!!

Those who know my family may be shocked that I actually put nuts into a brownie recipe. This is practically a mortal sin in my household. But I was making these for a family who suffered a huge loss and volunteered to bring some brownies and cookies. I made two batches, one sans nuts and the other studded with chopped walnuts. Since brownies with nuts have never made an appearance on my blog, I’m featuring the Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies today. Rich, dense and fudgy. With or without nuts, they were amazing.

Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies

There was a huge outpouring of love for this family that’s been a part of our community since we arrived in Indianapolis…they lost a son and grandson, a brother and nephew. The interweaving of our families started when my oldest joined their son in kindergarten and continued as they both joined the rank of Eagle Scout  in high school. It was a heart wrenching few days as an outsider, hearing the tragic details…I cannot imagine the enormity of grief on the inside. It was comforting to see all the now grown men, and former classmates, dressed in their best suits and ties, paying respect to their friend and his toddler son whose time on earth was way too short. This news totally rocked my world…and reminded me to live every moment to its fullest. The time we have on this earth is out of our hands. I did what I do best to comfort; I offered food.

Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies

Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies

Serves 16 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

This ultra rich, fudgy brownies with walnuts are perfect for any occasion!


Recipe adapted from The Good Cookie

  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 16 walnut halves


  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with nonstick foil or regular foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325º.
  2. Melt the 9 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate, 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate and ½ cup butter in large, microwave-safe bowl. Stop and stir at 30-second intervals till melted and smooth.
  3. Stir in the sugar, then the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour and salt and mix till well combined. Stir in walnuts.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes or till toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely.
  5. To make glaze, microwave all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, stopping to stir every 30 seconds till chocolate is almost melted. Stir till mixture is smooth then let cool for about 10 minutes before spreading the glaze over top of chilled brownies. Place half walnuts, spaced evenly, over the glaze before it sets. Chill brownies to cut.

Yield: 16 brownies

    Total time: 2 hours with cooling times


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 310kcal Calories from fat 194
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 22g 34%
      Saturated Fat 10g 50%
      Transfat 0g
      Cholesterol 54mg 18%
      Sodium 37mg 2%
      Carbohydrate 30g 10%
      Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
      Sugars 23g
      Protein 4g

      Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

      Calories 2000
      Total Fat Less than 65g
      Sat Fat Less than 25g
      Cholesterol Less than 300mg
      Sodium Less than 2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate 300g
      Dietary Fiber 25g
      Did you make this recipe?
      Leave review!

      Chocolate Glazed Walnut Brownies | With or without nuts, these are killer!


      1. You are such a good and warm person.. These brownies look great. I have to try them.

      2. Lizzy, these brownies look great! I’ve never baked them with nuts before. This recipe has been bookmarked! I am really sorry for your friends’ loss.

      3. The walnuts on the brownies are so eye-catching, Liz! Lovely presentation!

      4. Beautiful Lizzy!!!!xoxo

      5. Bring on the love through brownies.

      6. I’m a nut for all desserts chocolate and walnut, so these are totally calling to me, Liz! Gorgeous brownies!

      7. Hi Lizzy, wow… this look like to die for kind of dessert. Fantastic and very impressive pictures. You’re excellent!

        Have a wonderful day ahead.

      8. How sad for the family who suffered this loss! Hopefully, family and friends will see them through the hard days ahead. I understand offering food…I do the same. These brownies are wonderful. They look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe, and I will pray for your friends!

      9. This is so sad, but I’m glad you are there for them, a very loving and considerate neighbor. Your brownies sure will brighten their days of grief. I like them with the nuts.

      10. I’m sure your thoughtfulness brought comfort to the family. Your brownies look delicious…almost like fudge.

      11. How very sad, I can not imagine losing four family members. So thoughtful of you to reach out – it’s hard to do at times. Your brownies look so decadent – almost fudge like – when I saw the photo, my first thought was, she made fudge. Beautiful Liz!

      12. You’re good people — I’m sure these brownies (and your kind act) were a comfort. Plain brownies are good, but ones with nuts have much more flavor, IMO. Sorry about the circumstances, but glad you got to make both kinds!

      13. What a tragic loss for that family and yours. So sorry. Divine looking brownies. I prefer walnuts, but no one else around here does either. Your baked treats always look so perfect.

      14. These look simple amazing… I love brownies with nuts or just plain. Sorry to hear about your friend’s loss.

      15. Time with loved ones certainly is precious…Undoubtedly the caring expressed via your walnut brownies was appreciated, Liz. Bless you for reaching out…Prayers to your friends <3

      16. What a great gesture, Liz! You’re such a good person! These brownies look amazing, rich and fudgy and I love the walnuts in there 🙂

      17. I love nuts in brownies, Liz. Beautiful recipe. Pinned.

      18. What perfect, chocolately looking squares! Delicious!

      19. How sad but I am sure your presence and your kind offer of love with these brownies help alleviate their pain even a little. Gorgeous as ever.

      20. You are such a kind soul Liz.

      21. Oh my gosh, I am drooling Liz!! How delicious, 🙂 they look more like fudge than brownies! I just printed your post, plan to try these this weekend. Also send link to your page to my daughter.

      22. These are beautiful, Liz. They look so fudgy and quite elegant. Definitely pinning this for later.

      23. Oh my goodness those brownies are calling my name. They look so inviting and tempting, Liz. 🙂

      24. Lizzy,
        These brownies look delicious. I wish I had some now. So sorry about your friend’s loss.

      25. Oh men…You make look so good! I’m fully inspired! 🙂 ela

      26. They look so moist and tempting!

      27. So sad to here such a tragic loss Liz. You ‘re such a wonderful person, expressing your love and support with your food offering…Even though in times like this it’s pretty hard to swallow anything.
        Our hearts are with you in these trying times.
        The dessert is of course amazing as always and looks delicious:)

      28. Kumar's Kitchen says:

        you are a wonderful human, we feel so proud of you…reading this post made us feel sorry…but on a separate note…these nutty good brownies look like a winner

      29. These brownies look SO fudgy. I want!

      30. I am sure your friends were heartened by such a lovely gift at such a tragic time, I tend to bake during sad times and people are given plate full’s of comfort food. These look so lovely and fudgy with or without nut’s I would love to try one of these 🙂

      31. Kate from Scratch says:

        Great recipe and gorgeous too!

      32. Absolutely mouth-watering Liz! Hearing about the losses for this family hurts my heart – will be praying for them.

      33. It’s good to reach out any way you can at times like this. Just a small gesture to let someone know that they’re cared for can make a big difference. Brownies were a nice idea.

      34. b e a u t I f u l.
        ….your offering is directly from the heart, dear. xxxxxxxx

      35. That is such a sad story, Liz, and yes, a solemn reminder to live each day to the fullest because we really aren’t guaranteed a tomorrow.
        But on a lighter note, what beautiful brownies!! And beautiful photographs, too!

      36. These brownies almost look like fudge, which mean they are my kind of brownie. Food is a comfort Liz, as is one Eagle scout to another. My son is also an Eagle and it is amazing the bonds that they form. Hopefully the love and tenderness that this family is receiving will continue for many years to come.

      37. I am craving some… it looks divine Liz!

      38. Such sad news. So lovely of you to give comfort in any way that you can, my thoughts are with the family.

        The brownies look divine – you are very talented Liz!

      39. Very sad, but wonderful how a community can come together. Sometimes there are no words to express your sympathy, but I’m sure the family appreciate any expression of condolence.
        These brownies look so good. My guys don’t like nuts in brownies, they think it is odd. Haha. Either way, I would love some of these 😀

      40. These brownies look incredible, I love the thick chocolate glaze. So sweet of you to reach out to a family in need – I can think of no better way to express love and care than through food!

      41. These brownies look so fudgy and delicious!!!! Want right now!

      42. Wow! How in the world did you make such absolutely perfect brownies? Gorgeous… but more than that these are THE kind of brownie I love best, deep, dense and fudgy with that frosting! Wowee fabulous!

      43. My dad loves walnuts in his brownies – such a great addition to chocolate!

      44. Olya Dimitrova says:

        The brownies look delicious. I will surely make them. Can i substitute corn syrup with maple one?

        • I think that maple syrup or honey would be a good replacement, though you’ll get a different flavor and maybe less gloss. Do you have access to Lyle’s golden syrup? That would work, too.

      Speak Your Mind