Macadamia Nut Brownies

Brownies just happen to be my husband and son #2’s favorite dessert of all time – all brownies, any brownies, and especially my macadamia nut brownies.

My husband likes these brownies piping hot with a big scoop (or 2) of vanilla ice cream, so these are a perfect dessert or snack for winter.  When he’s around the brownies never have time to cool.

The ice cream begins to melt as soon as it hits that hot brownie and creates an explosion of flavor when you bite into it. It’s hard to say no to a second helping!

I’m crazy about the macadamia nuts. I’m nuts for nuts – all nuts, any nuts. And I don’t think a brownie should ever be left naked.  The creamy white frosting is the crowning jewel on these babies and a beautiful contrast to the dark chocolate.

Macadamia Nut Brownies

Macadamia Nut Brownies

Macadamia Nut Brownies


  • 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate bar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped Macadamia nuts
  • Creamy Frosting
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with foil, letting the edges overlap the ends of the pan about 2 inches. Spray with cooking spray.
  3. Melt chocolate and butter in large saucepan on medium/low heat, stirring frequently to keep from burning.
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar and vanilla.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking until well mixed.
  6. Add flour, salt and baking powder and stir until smooth. Stir in nuts.
  7. Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for approx. 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center of brownies comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely on wire rack.
  9. Beat all frosting ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread on cooled brownies.

Helpful Hint:  When you’re ready to cut the brownies, use the ends of the foil to lift them out of the pan, remove foil and place on a pretty tray.  Cutting the brownies is much easier this way (this coming from a person that can not cut a straight line at all).

Macadamia Nut Brownies

What’s your favorite brownie of all time?

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  1. Now I think I need brownies for breakfast. You husband and mine have something in common, they both love brownies. My hubs agrees that all brownies should be treated equal by filling or topping with nuts of just about any kind. Stacy’s favorite is walnut brownies.
    On my way to check out the Winter Blog Tour!

    • My husband loves walnut brownies, too. This morning I was commenting on someone’s post and they had made jalapeno poppers and they looked so good. I was actually craving one for breakfast. πŸ™‚

  2. Yum! I love macadamia nuts and I love brownies! So this recipe is going to be a win, win and I haven’t made homemade brownies in a while. Definitely going on my to make list πŸ™‚

  3. OOOOMMMMGGGGGEEEEE this looks so good! I LOVE brownies, they are my favorite desert! Pinning this one for later!

  4. If I have to put nuts in something it’s going to be a macademia or an almond. Those are the best!

  5. These look absolutely delicious! I can just imagine them with ice cream on top. Yummy!

  6. Oh wow these look good. I love macadamia nuts, but rarely have them. This may just be the excuse I need to get some!

  7. I LOVE macadamia nuts and brownies, these seem like the perfect desert!! And I’m with your husband on wanting some ice-cream on top of mine! YUM!

  8. Brownies are my FAVORITE! These look so delicious. You are so not helping my pregnancy cravings right now. haha

  9. OMG….these look absolutely amazing! I’m not a chocolate person but this looks well worth the try. xx

  10. Alli, these look so delicious! As for favourite brownie… would it shock you to know I’ve only tried normal chocolate ones? I blame my Australian life for that, they’re not huge in Australia!

  11. these look delicious!! I love brownies πŸ˜€

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  12. Those are gorgeous and so necessary. Chocolate and macadamia are incredible together. I bet working some macadamia nuts into the frosting would be on point too!

  13. They look so delicious and now I really want to go make some brownies.

  14. Browniew with macademia nuts this sound delicious, I have to try it πŸ™‚

  15. These look amazing! I really like macadamia nuts and when you add them to brownies….well….of course those are fabulous but yours look extra moist and tasty.

  16. These look really delicious! Love me some brownies.

  17. These sound absolutely delicious. I don’t think that a pan would last long at all at my house.

  18. These look delicious!

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  19. These brownies look really good. I love macadamia nuts a lot, and combining them with chocolate makes them even more delicious. My family loves brownies too.

  20. They maybe you husband’s second favorite but it is my absolute favorite! A warm brownie with vanilla ice cream is perfection to me! And I love macadamia nuts!

  21. It has been so long since I’ve had a great brownie but this definitely looks like a contender!

  22. Alli ~ Your macadamia nut brownies look delicious! I wish your blog had a tasty-vision option. Thanks for sharing your family favorite recipe!

  23. This looks so rich and moist. Macadamia nuts are some of my favorite nuts, so I can only imagine how they taste in a brownie.

  24. Alli, what a wonderful brownie recipe and I also love the blog tour you are doing! Thank you. Pinned the recipe! YUM.

  25. OMG! I LOVE everything “Macadamia Nut”.. All things like cookies and yes brownies too.

  26. These brownies look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week. We hope you will link up again next Friday.

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