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Double Chocolate Brownies with Macadamia Nuts {traditional, gluten free, and casein free recipes}
Servings: 16 -24 servings
  • 1/2 cup butter see note below for dairy free alternative
  • 2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips plus 1/2 cup reserved
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour see note below for gluten-free alternative
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts plus 1/4 cup reserved
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips plus 1/4 cup reserved
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper or line it with foil and grease it very well with butter. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spoon until they have melted. Remove from the heat, add the sugars and stir to combine.
  2. Add the vanilla and then whisk or stir in the the eggs, one at a time. When the mixture is smooth and shiny, slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixture in the saucepan. Add the nuts (saving 1/4 cup for topping) and add most of the reserved white and dark chocolate chips (saving 1/4 cup's worth for topping).
  3. Spread the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and then sprinkle the top with the reserved nuts and chocolate chips. Bake for 28-32 minutes, just until an inserted toothpick shows moist crumbs. (30 minutes was perfect for my oven.) Let the bars cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!

GLUTEN FREE ALTERNATIVE: Substitute 2/3 cup brown rice flour and 1/3 cup tapioca starch for the all-purpose flour in this recipe.

DAIRY FREE ALTERNATIVE: Substitute 1/2 cup melted coconut oil for the butter in this recipe. Be careful to purchase an alternative dairy free chocolate as well, if there is an allergy.