Chocolate Walnut Surprises

Chocolate Walnut Surprises Recipe

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Maddie Bell


This recipe was originally taken by my great-grandmother from the Ladies Page of The Dothan Eagle on December 11, 1941. The recipe claims (and my sailor brother can agree) that these pack and travel well to distant service members!


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15 Min
25 Min


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  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
  • 4 large
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 4
    chocolate, unsweetened squares, melted
  • 1/2
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 box
    powdered sugar

How to Make Chocolate Walnut Surprises


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in melted chocolate, vanilla and eggs. Beat in remaining ingredients, except walnuts or powdered sugar.
  2. Line baking pan with waxed paper. Pour batter into pan. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool in pan, then cut into bars. Roll bars in powdered sugar.

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About Chocolate Walnut Surprises

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern

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