Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Homemade Espresso Brownies

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Homemade Espresso Brownies

Let's all take a nice, big bite of this delicious brownie.
And grab a glass of milk.

Homemade Espresso Brownies...an easy, rich, fudgy, deep flavored coffee brownie that appeals to even non-coffee lovers! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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I was provided product from Nielsen-Massey for this recipe.

Last weekend I found myself ALL ALONE IN MY HOUSE for a span of 24 hours.  To say that it was glorious is a major understatement.

I love all my peeps so very, very much, but golly it's nice to have a quiet house for a short period of time now and then.  I have a 3.5 year old whose primary goal in life right now is to disagree with everything her Mother says.

"Please put on your coat so we can leave."

NO!!!!!!!!

"We are having pizza for dinner tonight."

I HATE PIZZA! {says no one never, she loves the stuff}

"I need to bake brownies, do you want to help?"

I'M NOT HELPING YOU!

This has been my life.  I remember our middle daughter also being this way at the age of 3.  I am literally walking around on egg shells trying not to make her mad.  Seriously, I could say we are leaving for Disney World in the morning and it would be a WWIII epic meltdown.

Saying this, it was a nice break of pure silence.

Homemade Espresso Brownies...an easy, rich, fudgy, deep flavored coffee brownie that appeals to even non-coffee lovers! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Our girls headed to their grandparents for a day {where they are always angels} and the husband and our oldest son had some boy time watching a wrestling meet out of town and visiting some friends.  I went out to dinner with some girlfriends at Fuzzy's Tacos {best fast food Mexican joint I've ever been too - see photo HERE}, got caught up on a TV show, actually watched a MOVIE that I wanted to see and completed two new recipes in the kitchen {one being these brownies}.

Overall, I'd said it was very productive.

Then on Sunday and Monday I did a bit of traveling for this food blog and judged the Taste of Excellence Collegiate Competition in Des Moines.  I ate approximately 349 pounds of food and couldn't see straight until Tuesday.

Again, very productive.



Homemade Espresso Brownies...an easy, rich, fudgy, deep flavored coffee brownie that appeals to even non-coffee lovers! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

And now that we are all caught up, back to these brownies.

I've baked a LOT of brownies over the years.  A few of my favorites include this cheesecake swirl variety and this homemade dark chocolate version with peanut butter frosting.  I've never met a brownie I didn't like.

Quite possibly a major downfall in my life.

Or, thinking positive that could be why I'm generally happy 98% of the time.

Pick your version.

Homemade Espresso Brownies...an easy, rich, fudgy, deep flavored coffee brownie that appeals to even non-coffee lovers! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

My friends at Nielsen-Massey had sent me a bottle of their coffee extract and I instantly knew it would be dumped into brownie batter.

Because anything coffee related pairs well with chocolate and baked goods.  At least in my book.  Even my non-coffee friends like these brownies!  The extract and the brewed coffee added to the batter gives the brownies a rich, deep, interesting strong flavor, yet it is NOT overpowering.

It may make you ask...."what is that?", but you'll soon be on bite three and will have completely forgotten you've even asked anything.

Homemade Espresso Brownies...an easy, rich, fudgy, deep flavored coffee brownie that appeals to even non-coffee lovers! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

And don't get all huffy thinking you cannot attempt homemade brownies.  If you are a boxed brownie lover that is fine, but give these a whirl.  Brownie batter is just melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, flour and a handful of other small ingredients.  All of which you most likely have in your kitchen.

You can do it.

Make this 8x8 pan.  Eat one, then pass the other eight out to friends.  Wrap them up individually and toss them out your van window in the school pick up line.  

Do whatever you need to do to get the word out that these are AWESOME.

Yield: 9Pin it

Homemade Espresso Brownies

These dark, fudgy, rich, coffee infused brownies are top notch! Homemade, easy and glass-of-milk worthy.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 35 mins

ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 1/8 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup stongly brewed coffee
  • 1 T. coffee extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chipos

instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease an 8x8 glass baking dish. 
  2. In a small pan over low heat melt the butter.  Stir in the sugar and continue to stir for a couple minutes.  Do not let boil.
  3. Pour the butter/sugar mixture into your stand mixer (or large bowl if using a hand mixer).  Beat in the cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, brewed coffee and coffee extract to a smooth batter.
  4. Sift in the flour, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until just set and slightly under done (where a  toothpick comes out mostly clean).
  6. Allow to cool before cutting into 9 squares.  Keep fresh covered for up to 3 days.
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