Found this recipe written in my mothers shorthand in a recipe book, she forgot to add the flour amounts so the first time we made them they were a bit flat :)


  • 100g Butter

  • 100g Cooking Chocolate (Dark works best)

  • 5 ml Vanilla Essence

  • .5 packet Walnuts (about 125g)

  • .75 cup of Chopped Dates

  • 1 cup of castor sugar

  • 1.25 cup SR Flour sifted

  • 2 Large Eggs


  • 1.

    Preheat oven 220 c & flour baking tray 20 x20 cm

  • 2.

    Over boiling water melt, butter & chocolate together.

  • 3.

    Leave to cool (just enough to be able to touch mix withour burning yourself)

  • 4.

    When cool add vanilla and sugar, stir in well.

  • 5.

    Add walnuts and dates.

  • 6.

    Add eggs and mix well, fold in sifted flour.

  • 7.

    Pour mix into tray and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

  • 8.

    Remove from oven and cover with foil for another 20 minutes.

  • 9.

    Let cool and cut into brownies.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 875kj
  • Fat Total 39g
  • Saturated Fat 19g
  • Protein 11g
  • Carbohydrate 127g
  • Sugar 90g
  • Sodium 43mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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