Espresso Brownies

Espresso Brownies

Makes 12 brownies
These addictive brownies combine the best of both worlds: rich chocolate and espresso. We love the added crunch of chopped hazelnuts--a very grown up brownie.
  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts, (optional)
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Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine the chocolates in a bowl over a double boiler and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and espresso. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar, egg and vanilla on medium high until light colored about 2 minutes. Beat in melted chocolate until well combined. Add flour mixture slowly until well blended. Stir in hazelnuts.

Pour the mixture into a 11x7-inch non-stick baking fish and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into 12 rectangles.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 450 calories (220 from fat), 25g total fat, 12g saturated fat, 75mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 58g carbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 39g sugar), 7g protein.
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