Best.Brownies.Ever. Be sure to have a lot of people around you to share these with, otherwise you will eat them all yourself! The almond extract gives these a really nice flavor, so don’t be tempted to leave it out. The original calls for a hot chocolate sauce to go with it, but I personally think that might just be overkill. But feel free to knock yourself out!
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt the chocolate and butter over low heat in a saucepan, stirring until glossy and smooth. Take the pan off heat, mix in the vanilla, sugar, and almond extract, and let it cool for just a few minutes. Stir the eggs into the saucepan, then add the ground almonds and chopped walnuts and stir again. The batter will be a little grainy at this point because of the almonds, this is normal. Pour batter into an 8 x 8 pan, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes (more if needed, mine needed 45 minutes), until the top has set but the brownies are still a little wiggly. Let cool completely, then cut into 16 small squares.