Molasses Walnut Brownies Recipe

brownies with walnuts
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 48 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
71 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48
Amount per serving
Calories 71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 18mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These old-fashioned molasses brownies are made with chopped walnuts or pecans.


  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup Grandma's Molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Grease and flour two 8-inch square pans.

  3. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in molasses and vanilla. Beat in eggs.

  4. In another bowl, combine the flour and baking soda; blend thoroughly.

  5. Add the flour mixture to the first mixture, blending well.

  6. Fold in chopped nuts.

  7. Spread batter in the prepared pans. 

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen.