Five-Nut Brownies

For these super rich and fudgey five-nut brownies, I altered my grandma Hornsby’s brownie recipe a little, adding more chocolate and more nuts and omitting the leavening to produce a dense and chocolatey brownie for the most discerning palates! Brownies were the first thing I learned to make as a kid. Make these with your mini-Valentines and carry on my tradition 😉

five-nut brownies

For the nuts, I love using mixed roasted nuts but you could make these with just one or two kinds — whatever your favorites are. It’s important to the flavor to use roasted nuts, though, rather than raw. I prefer salted but if you’re on a low-sodium diet, then unsalted will work just fine.

If you’re all out of baking chocolate, I also have a cocoa brownies recipe that’s simple and uses regular pantry ingredients (and it’s the first brownies recipe I ever made!).

Five-Nut Brownies Video (scroll down for brownies recipe!)

Five-Nut Brownies Recipe


Five-Nut Brownies

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  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 4 squares (4 ounces) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped mixed roasted, salted nuts


  1. Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan and set oven to 350ºF
  2. Melt chocolate with butter in the microwave or over a double boiler.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs with sugar until very light and fully blended.
  4. Mix in chocolate.
  5. Stir in flour and nuts last.
  6. Spread into pan. Bake 20-25 minutes.
  7. Cool at least 10 minutes before cutting.

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  1. Susan Piekarski on February 11, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    #5 says to “stir in flour and salt and nuts last” but I don’t see salt in the ingredients list. Need a vaca? Do the roasted salted nuts provide enough salt?

    • Hilah on February 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Whoops! There’s no salt in the recipe. I ended up cutting it, since the nuts are salted.

  2. SandyToes on February 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm


    My dude and I love fudgy brownies, how did you know we’ve been craving them? Thank you so much for giving me a recipe that lets me use already salted nuts. I always want lots of nuts in them and hardly ever have any plain raw ones, unless they’re in the back of the pantry, in an open bag, slowly going rancid. Such sad little nuts. I see brownies for Valentines Day!

    Best picture of Flint, ever. Love that smile. I can tell he’s thinking “Yay! Mom made giant chicken nuggets just for me!”

    Enjoy your getaway.

    • Hilah on February 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Plus toasted nuts taste so much better than raw nuts! Happy Valentines Day!

      P.S. Store your raw nuts in the freezer and they’ll last months without going rancid 🙂

  3. Michel I. Gobets on February 13, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Wow such a sweet little boy!!!

  4. Diane on November 2, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    How much salt if not adding nuts?

    • Hilah on November 4, 2020 at 6:28 am

      half a teaspoon would be good

  5. Patrice McManus on November 17, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    It says Vanilla in the list of ingredients but nowhere in the instructions does it mention when to add it….so I forgot! Too late, they’re already in the oven.

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