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Coffee Brownies

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

You can make chocolate chunks by chopping a  bittersweet chocolate bar with a knife. As with any baked item, always use a good quality chocolate and cocoa powder.

Makes9 to 12 Brownies

Cooking Methodbaking

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionBuffet, Family Get-together, game day

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationkosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Equipmentbaking/gratin dish

Mealdinner, lunch

Moodblue

Taste and Texturechocolatey, rich, sweet

Type of Dishchocolate dessert, dessert

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua or coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter a 9 by 9-inch ovenproof baking dish and set aside.

  2. Place the butter and semi-sweet chocolate chips in a bowl and melt in the microwave or over a pot of simmering water. Remove from the microwave and stir to blend and set aside to cool slightly. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

  3. Add eggs to the chocolate mixture. Combine the vanilla, coffee liqueur and espresso in a small bowl and stir until the espresso dissolves. Stir this mixture into the chocolate mixture. Add the chocolate mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until all dry ingredients are incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chunks.

  4. Spread the batter into the prepare dish and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Cool before slicing into desired size.

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