Chocolate & Hazel Nut Brownies

Chelsey has searched for the most delicious of Alison's recipes, just for you! Today's I Love Nut's recipe: Chocolate & Hazel NutBrownies. Everyone loves these! They have just the right texture and really good flavor.



¾ cup Alison’s Pantry Hazel Nuts 

½ cup canola or grapeseed oil 

1 cup brown sugar 

1 tsp vanilla essence 

2 large eggs 

½ tsp salt 

1 cup standard flour 

1 tsp baking powder 

¼ cup cocoa


- Heat oven to 180° (or 170° fanbake) with the rack just below the middle. While it heats, lightly brown the hazel nuts on a baking tray for 5-10           minutes. (Do not overcook!) When cool, place nuts in a folded, clean tea towel and rub off the skins. Line the base and sides of a baking pan           about 20cm square with baking paper.

- Combine the next five ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and beat with a fork. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa and stir until evenly mixed. Chop the nuts as finely as you like,   then stir them in, too.

- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer poked into the center comes out clean. (Don’t worry if the sides rise higher than then middle).       Cool, then lift from the pan and cut into pieces of the size you like.

- Serve large pieces with vanilla ice-cream for dessert, drizzling a little hazel nut liqueur over the ice-cream if you like. OR cut in smaller bars to serve with coffee. Store in an airtight         container in a cool place, up to 5 days.

Variations: Replace hazel nuts with chopped almonds, pecans or macadamias.

Alison’s Pantry has extended its nut and dried fruit range with seven delicious new varieties, providing even more healthy and nutritious snacking options for New Zealanders.

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  • Dreamingofacruise says
    This looks like a nice easy recipe for a brownie with a difference
    • New Member says
      They would be even better with macadamia nuts
    • Andypandy says
      Looks like I will have to make this brownie as I've got all ingredients.
    • Monique Marie says
      This looks so deliciously naughty!! I think I would have to add a few chocolate buttons as well to make is extra yummy. Might have to make this for my partner on date night!
    • samala says
      What a fantastic recipe, I'v been doing heaps of baking lately, muffins, biscuits even bread. My kids really enjoy getting involved too. This recipe will be great to add to our list of yummy things to bake, thankyou :-)
    • kathy says
      I used walnuts (as we grow them) and it was a lovely flavour and texture.
    • Kiera's dad says
      Omg thats awesome totally could do with melted lindt chocolate on top and toasted coconut :D
    • jewellnz says
      This looks a recipe to die for,all my favourite things ,a definite must for this amateur cook to try.
    • sarah_1 says
      This looks amazing, I'm always on the lookout for yummy brownie recipes and will definitely be making this one.
    • beng says
      a perfect brownie is not overbaking it! always have been on a look out for an easy and no-fail brownie recipe. i'll this a go and see if it meets my standards.
    • funkyjam says
      Chocolate and Hazelnut, devine decadance, I'll be making these tonight.

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