Chocolate Walnut Bars/Squares

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Chocolate Walnut Bars/Squares

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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Baking
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 55 gms Walnuts
  • 60 gms Caster sugar
  • 110 gms Plain flour (sifted )
  • 85 gms Cold unsalted butter (cut into pieces)

For the topping

  • 30 gms Unsalted butter
  • 85 ml Water
  • 30 gms Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 100 gms Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 Eggs
  • Icing sugar - for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 350 F/180 C. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8 inch(20cm) square baking tin. Grind the walnuts with a few tablespoons of the sugar in a food processor or blender. In a bowl, combine the ground walnuts, remaining sugar and flour. With your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Alternatively, process all the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Pat the walnut mixture into the bottom of the prepared tin in an even layer. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, for the topping, melt the butter with the water. Whisk in the cocoa and sugar. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla and salt and let cool for 5 min. Whisk in the eggs until blended. Pour the topping over the crust when baked. Return to the oven and bake until set, about 20 min. Set the tin on a rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar (optional). Store in the refrigerator.
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Recipe source: Simple Home Baking by Carole Clements

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