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Sometimes you’ve just got to have chocolate. Ooey, gooey chocolate that’s so luscious it cures whatever ails you.
I have an easy, fudgy brownie recipe to share with you that will cure your chocolate cravings.
The recipe for fudgy mocha-toffee brownies is from a Cooking Light publication I bought seven years ago. I’ve made other recipes in the cookbook, but I had never tried the brownies until Saturday night.
The recipe is easy to assemble. You don’t even need a mixer; a whisk and sturdy spoon will do the job on this stiff batter.
I very seldom cook with coffee, so I did have to buy the instant coffee granules for the recipe. I’m glad I did. The coffee added a nice, deep flavor to the brownies that already had both cocoa and chocolate chips.
The toffee chips add a nice flavor as well, but the brownies would be just as good without them if you don’t want to buy a bag. A sprinkling of nuts would be delicious as well.
This fudgy brownie recipe would be a good bet to make for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day in a few weeks.
Fudgy Mocha-Toffee Brownies
Whip up a batch of these brownies for a special treat.
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/4 cup toffee chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
Combine coffee and hot water, stirring until coffee dissolves.
Combine butter and chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 1 minute or until butter melts; stir until chocolate is smooth.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine coffee mixture, butter mixture, vanilla and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add coffee mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined. (Batter will be stiff.) Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with toffee chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.