1cup butter (2 sticks)
4oz good quality semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2-1cup chopped/crushed walnuts or pecans, divided (optional)
1/2 cup Mallow Bits (optional)
Preheat oven to 350º. Place nuts in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until toasted. Set aside.
Heat butter and semi-sweet chocolate together until melted and smooth, either in a double boiler or microwave, stirring often.
Whisk everything else into chocolate mixture except nuts until well mixed. Fold in mallow bits and all but 2 tbsp of the nuts. Spoon evenly into mini-muffin cups. You can do this in regular muffin cups, but I can't guarantee the result. The mini's turned out perfect.
Bake for 16-20 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting, finish by sprinkling remaining toasted nuts over fresh frosting. I used a chocolate cream cheese frosting for mine (4oz softened cream cheese, 4oz softened butter, 1tsp vanilla, 3/4c cocoa powder, 2-3c powdered sugar, and 1-3tbsp heavy cream).