Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Espresso Pecan Brownies

Espresso Pecan Brownies | Chewy, fudgy, dark chocolate brownies with a hint of espresso #dessert #coffee #brownies #recipe

Espresso Pecan Brownies | Chewy, fudgy, dark chocolate brownies with a hint of espresso #dessert #coffee #brownies #recipe

So every once in a while, I will get a mad, insatiable craving for one of two homemade treats: fudgy brownies OR chewy chocolate chip cookies. The struggle is real, guys. So what's a girl to do, but make the chocolate sinful temptation!! The particular day that I made these brownies, I had really wanted some coffee flavoring and nuts in them. I typically like nuts in brownies and chocolate chip cookies and I had some pecans on hand, so that was definitely going in there! When I am craving a dessert, I try to use a recipe that I haven't tried - so I adapted Sally's recipe for chewy, fudgy brownies into the espresso pecan brownies that I was wanting. :) And yes, these beauties did sate my craving!

What you need:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp. espresso granules
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt together butter and chopped chocolate. Stir constantly until smooth. Pour into a large mixing bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in sugars until incorporated. Then add eggs, one at a time, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Fold in flour, cocoa powder, espresso, and salt.
  4. Then fold in pecans and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into a 9-inch square pan that has been lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick spray lightly.
  6. Bake at 350* for 30 to 35 minutes. Test with a toothpick - you will get a few moist crumbs.
  7. Remove from oven and set pan on a wire rack. When cooled, cut into squares.

    Recipe adapted from a basic brownie recipe on Sally's Baking Addiction


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