Fancy Walnut Brownies

With Valentine's Day coming soon, I'd like to share one of my favorite recipes for, decadent brownies! ( And no one will ever guess they are made with a brownie mix.) A little extra work but the payoff is worth it...fancy enough to be boxed and given as a gift for that special someone.
 Fancy Walnut Brownies
 Makes 24 
1 pkg. Duncan Hines brownie mix
1 egg
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup oil

Preheat oven to 350°. Place 24 (2 inch) foil liners on a baking sheet.

For brownies, combine brownie mix, egg, water, and oil in a large bowl.
Stir with a spoon until well blended, about 50 strokes.
Stir in contents of the walnut packet from mix.
Fill foil liners with 2 generous tablespoons of batter.
Bake @ 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool completely. Remove liners. Turn upside down on cooling rack.

4½ cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk or water
24 walnut halves, for garnish

For glaze, combine sugar and milk in a medium bowl. Blend until smooth.
Spoon glaze over the first brownie to completely cover. Top immediately with a walnut half. Repeat with remaining brownies.Allow glaze to set.

Chocolate drizzle:
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon shortening

For drizzle, Place chocolate chips and shortening in a resealable plastic bag; seal. Place bag in a bowl of hot water for several minutes. Dry bag with a paper towel.
Knead in your hand until blended and chocolate is smooth. Snip a pinpoint in the corner of the bag and drizzle the chocolate over the brownies. Store in a single layer in airtight containers.
If you are a candy maker, you could just melt some chocolate wafers in the micro, add them to a plastic bag, clip corner, and drizzle.
 Tip: Place wax paper under the cooling rack to catch excess glaze.

This recipe was very easy to make. Try it, your taste buds will thank you.

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  1. Your brownies look and sound decadent. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Pam! I can't make them too often...they're addictive.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Snap! and I'll be right over to visit your blog.

  3. These look very appealing and attractive. Love them.

    1. Thank you, Leanna...hope you'll try them!

  4. YUM!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. This brownie recipe looks and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  6. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Hope the rest of your wee is fabulous!

  7. Your Walnut Brownies are awesome and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you, Miz Helen and have a good week!


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