Honestly, it would take a pretty big uh-oh to mess up the perfection that is a brownie. Throw some chocolate and sugar in there (and, you know, some of those other vital ingredients), and you've got yourself a crowd-pleaser.
However, there are some brownie recipes that are just so delicious and chocolatey that you can tell in the first bite it would be hard to find a better one. Those out-of-this-world brownies pack a secret punch that would leave even those indifferent towards brownies drooling for more.
The secret ingredient is ... coffee granules! Now you can combine your favorite dessert with your go-to morning drink. Instant coffee granules give these treats a caffeine boost and mild coffee flavor for all the latte lovers out there.
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Insider's tip: if you want to make these brownies even better, try spiking the mix with your favorite liqueur. For a mellow, nutty flavor, try some Frangelico, and for more coffee flavor with a kick, add some Kahlua.
Outragious Brownie Recipe adapted from Food Network
- 1 pound unsalted butter
- 1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 6 extra-large eggs
- 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
- 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Butter and flour a 12 x 18 x 1-inch baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl over simmering water, melt together the butter, 1 pound of chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate. Allow to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, stir (do not beat) together the eggs, coffee granules, vanilla, and sugar.
- Stir the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature.
- In a medium bowl, sift together 1 cup of flour, the baking powder, and salt. Add mixture to the cooled chocolate mixture.Toss the walnuts and 12 ounces of chocolate chips in a medium bowl with 1/4 cup of flour, then add them to the chocolate batter.
- Pour completed chocolate batter into the baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then rap the baking sheet against the oven shelf to force the air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Bake for about 15 minutes more, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow to cool thoroughly, refrigerate, and then enjoy!