Espresso Brownies

Red first introduced me to this yummy adult treats when we first met 2.5 yrs ago. All of his friends always requested him to whip up this treat for parties and get together. One even asked if Red could shipped them through Fed-Ex when he moved to Iowa. We made these a couple of days ago to the delight of our friends, Jill and Sarah who drove 2.5 hrs to see us.

This isn’t a kid-friendly recipe since kids don’t usually like the coffee flavor in the frosting, but adults love since it adds depth to the chocolate flavor.

Espresso Brownies
Courtesy of Giada de Laurentiis (Food Network)

Ingredients

  • Nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1 (19.8-ounce) box brownie mix (recommended: Duncan Hines)
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature

Brownie Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • Whisk 1/3 cup of water, oil, eggs, and 2 tablespoons espresso powder in a large bowl to blend. Add the brownie mix.
  • Stir until well blended.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 35 minutes.
  • Cool completely.

Frosting Directions

  • Meanwhile, dissolve the remaining 2 teaspoons of espresso powder in the remaining 2 tablespoons of water in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk in the vanilla.
  • Add the powdered sugar and butter and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the glaze over the brownies. Refrigerate until the glaze is set.
  • Cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Arrange the brownies on a platter and serve.
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12 Responses to Espresso Brownies

  1. Mollie says:

    What if you don’t have a brownie mix???? C’mon…gimme the recipe from scratch!

  2. Mollie says:

    What if you don’t have a brownie mix???? C’mon…gimme the recipe from scratch!

  3. h2babe says:

    How did I know that you’re going to say that? 😉 Who’s going to Brazil next? I will put a huge box from Sam’s Club!!!

  4. h2babe says:

    How did I know that you’re going to say that? 😉 Who’s going to Brazil next? I will put a huge box from Sam’s Club!!!

  5. Mollie says:

    Hmmm…..i know people from Silvis are….can you find some W’loo people?!

  6. Mollie says:

    Hmmm…..i know people from Silvis are….can you find some W’loo people?!

  7. h2babe says:

    Not that I can think of at the moment, I will keep on thinking. I should have asked Chris to bring you some stuff.

  8. h2babe says:

    Not that I can think of at the moment, I will keep on thinking. I should have asked Chris to bring you some stuff.

  9. Penny says:

    I just happen to have a brownie mix and choc. chips. Just need expresso powder. These sound so good.

  10. Penny says:

    I just happen to have a brownie mix and choc. chips. Just need expresso powder. These sound so good.

  11. the happy couple says:

    these look so moist and yummy!

  12. the happy couple says:

    these look so moist and yummy!

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