Friday, January 14, 2011

Chocolate Walnut Bars

This recipe for Chocolate Walnut Bars aka Chocolate Walnut Sensations comes from  Diamond Nuts of California. I've mentioned before that many food brands and associations are a great resource for unique recipes. You can always tweak the recipes by using your own ingredients. I've changed the recipe a bit, but I kept the "Diamond Chopped Walnuts" and "Diamond Harvest Walnut Halves". This is quick and easy, and the Chocolate Walnut Bars are a real taste treat! As always, use the very best Chocolate!

The Vintage Advertisement is not for these bars, but for a walnut chocolate cake. Another time! I just love vintage ads.

CHOCOLATE WALNUT BARS aka CHOCOLATE WALNUT SENSATIONS

Ingredients
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sweet butter, softened
1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla extract
1 egg
12-ounces (about 2 cups) dark chocolate, chopped and divided
1 cup Diamond Chopped Walnuts
Diamond Harvest Reserve Walnut Halves for garnish

Directions
Preheat oven to 375.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a large mixer bowl, beat brown sugar, butter and vanilla extract until creamy.
Beat in egg.
Gradually add flour mixture.
Stir in about 1 1/3 cups chopped dark chocolate and the chopped walnuts.
Spread into greased 9-inch square baking pan.
Bake 23 to 25 minutes.

Immediately sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup chocolate pieces over top. (Ok, this is optional. It's great, but it can be too sweet for some)
Let stand until chocolate become shiny and soft.
Spread chocolate evenly over top.
Garnish with walnut halves.
When cool, chill 5-10 minutes to set chocolate. Cut into 2- x 1 -inch bars.

1 comment:

Lynn at Southern Fried French said...

Just found your yummy site. And a new recipe to try toute de suite.