Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine the melted butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Blend well until smooth. Add the salt, vanilla, and cinnamon, and blend until smooth. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and mix until smooth. Combine the cocoa powder and flour, and sift. Add the cocoa-flour mixture to the butter mixture and to form a batter. Add 1/2 the nuts, and blend well.
Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Pour the batter into the dish. Sprinkle the surface with the remaining 1/2-cup of nuts. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until set.
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Recipe courtesy of Cafe Annie, Houston, TX