Chunky Chocolate Brownies


  • 2 tablespoons water 
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar 
  • ⅓ cup butter 
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chunks, divided 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • ½ cup chopped hazelnuts or pecans, toasted 
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a 3 1/2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in 1 cup chocolate chunks until smooth. Let cool 5 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, stirring just until blended. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Combine flour and salt; stir in remaining chocolate chunks and hazelnuts. Stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture in saucepan. Spread into a lightly greased 9-inch square pan.
  3. Bake at 325° for 23 to 28 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar. Cut into squares.

Source: My Recipes – Chunky Chocolate Brownies