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7 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 7 Ratings

A triple-threat chocolate treat, these dense chocolate brownies are topped with a delectable layer of chocolate and cream cheese frosting and a sprinkling of chocolate-covered espresso beans.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
30 mins at 350°
cool:
45 mins
Yield:
20 brownies
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Triple-Chocolate and Espresso Brownies

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan cook and stir butter, bittersweet chocolate, and unsweetened chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with heavy foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside.

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  • Stir sugar into cooled chocolate mixture. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in coffee powder and vanilla. In a small bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in semisweet chocolate pieces. Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.

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  • Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting over cooled brownies. Using edges of foil, lift brownies out of pan. Cut into bars. If desired, sprinkle with chopped coffee beans.

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw bars, if frozen. Let refrigerated bars stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Triple-Chocolate and Espresso Brownies)

250 calories; total fat 15g; saturated fat 9g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 36mg; sodium 93mg; potassium 110mg; carbohydrates 29g; fiber 2g; sugar 23g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 20mg; iron 2mg.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • In a small saucepan, heat and stir semisweet chocolate pieces over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat; let cool. In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Stir in melted chocolate until smooth.

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Reviews

7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
01/05/2015
I have been making this brownie for the past 3 years for goodie boxes I send overseas. Everyone loves them and asks for them by name. I use dark chocolate raspberry espresso beans on top. They are in the oven now.