Glazed Mocha Nut Brownies
December 06, 2014
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"Modified from Real Simple, December 2009. Omit the Cocoa Fudge Glaze, if desired! Note: The 25-45 minute cook time, allows time for the brownies to bake, and time to prepare the glaze, if using."
- COCOA FUDGE GLAZE
- Serving Size: 1 (80.9 g)
- Calories 342.9
- Total Fat - 16.8 g
- Saturated Fat - 8 g
- Cholesterol - 49.2 mg
- Sodium - 193.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 47.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
- Sugars - 40.5 g
- Protein - 3.8 g
- Calcium - 31.4 mg
- Iron - 0.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Heat oven to 325F (Pyrex).
Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray.
If desired, line the pan with a piece of parchment, leaving an overhang on two sides; spray the parchment with nonstick spray.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter and chopped chocolate with the coffee powder, stirring occasionally; remove from heat.
With an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy.
Reduce speed to low and mix in the melted chocolate mixture, then the flour and salt just until incorporated. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips.
Spread the batter in prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes.
Cool completely in the pan.
COCOA FUDGE GLAZE:
Melt butter in a medium sized saucepan over low heat.
In same saucepan, stir in cocoa, salt, powdered sugar, optional instant coffee powder, and milk. Whisk constantly over lowest heat for about a minute.
Remove from heat and add extract; whisk well.
Whisk until smooth and creamy, only adding additional powdered sugar if more of a frosting-like consistency is desired. Glaze will set up as it cools!
Garnish with additional chopped nuts, if desired.
Cool completely; holding both sides of the paper overhang, lift the uncut brownies out of the pan, transfer to a cutting board, and cut into 16 squares.
Tips & Variations
- Cooking spray
- Parchment paper