Chocolate Walnut Bars Recipe
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- ⅓ cup water
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch square pan.
step 2: In a medium bowl, cream together the 6 tablespoons of butter and 1/3 cup sugar until smooth. Stir in the flour and walnuts. Press into the prepared pan.
step 3: Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven.
step 4: To make the topping: Beat the 2 tablespoons butter, water, cocoa, 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt together in a medium bowl until smooth and shiny. Spread evenly onto the baked crust.
step 5: Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until set. Dust with confectioners' sugar and cut into 24 bars when cool. These taste best served chilled.