Because sometimes only chocolate will do!
1/2 cup walnus
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into chunks
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate plus one cup
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350F.
Line the bottom and sides of an 8 or 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper and grease the lining.
Put the nuts in a food processor and process until finely ground. Add the flour and salt, and pulse a few times to combine.
Put the butter and chocolate in a large saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until they melt and the mixture is smooth.
Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Beat together the eggs and vanilla in a small bowl, then add the egg mixture to the saucepan and stir to combine. Stir in first the flour mixture, then the chocolate chips and transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
Bake until the brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes. Cool thoroughly before removing from the pan and cutting.
Recipe adapted from The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, April 2012