Espresso Brownies

Suze Jones

By
@Suze1960

This is an easy and excellent makeover for a boxed brownie. Espresso powder adds a bit of depth and intensity, making these elegant enough to serve guests.
- Really quick to fix when you have a hankering for CHOCOLATE!
Recipe originally from Giada ;)


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Ingredients

nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray
1/3 c
plus 2 tablespoons water
1/3 c
vegetable oil
2 large
eggs
2 Tbsp
plus 2 teaspoons espresso powder
1 (19.9oz)
brownie mix (recommended; duncan hines)
3/4 c
semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
powderded sugar
1 Tbsp
unsalted butter, room temperature

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
2
Whisk 1/3 cup of water, oil, eggs, and 2 tablespoons espresso powder in a large bowl to blend.
3
Add the brownie mix. Stir until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4
Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 35 minutes. Cool completely.
5
Meanwhile: in a medium bowl, dissolve the remaining 2 teaspoons of espresso powder in the remaining 2 tablespoons of water. Whisk in the vanilla. Add the powdered sugar and butter and whisk until smooth.
6
Pour the glaze over the brownies. Refrigerate until the glaze is set.
7
Cut into bite-size pieces. Arrange the brownies on a platter and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #brownies, #bars