Sea Salt Brownies

Sea Salt Brownies

Sweet, salty, chewy. These brownies use walnut oil for an extra depth of flavor.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons walnut oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-3/4 cups bittersweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of flaky salt



  1. Preheat your oven to 325F.
  2. Be sure to have a mixing bowl, saucepan, and baking pan at the ready.

Chocolate mixture

  1. Start by filling a saucepan with the sugars, butter, walnut oil, and water. Turn on the heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, remove the mix from the heat. Then add in 1-3/4 cups of the chocolate chips. Stir in the chips until melted and the mixture is smooth. Let this cool slightly before moving onto the next step.
  3. Give your eggs a good whisking until they’re nice and frothy to incorporate air into the mixture.
  4. When the eggs are perfectly foamy, add in the vanilla extract.
  5. Next, it’s time to start adding the chocolate mix to the eggs. Be sure that the chocolate isn’t too hot; if the temperature is too high you’ll end up with scrambled eggs.
  6. Slowly pour the warm chocolate into the eggs while stirring until you have a consistent mix.

Dry Ingredients

  1. In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. Then add the dry ingredients to your chocolate mix. Stir gently until the mix is just combined. You want a light hand with this step to ensure your brownies are tender and fudgy—not tough.
  2. The last step before popping these brownies in the oven is to add in the remaining cup of chocolate chips. Fold them in until just combined.

Bake your brownies

  1. To prep the pan, pour a small amount of walnut oil into the pan. Optionally line the pan with parchment paper before to make the brownies easier to remove.
  2. After you’ve prepared your pan, add the brownie batter and sprinkle your flaky sea salt evenly over the browny mixture.
  3. Place your brownies into the 325F oven. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes; start checking for doneness at the 40-minute mark.
  4. After your brownies are done baking, let them cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Finish off your brownies with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar and enjoy!