Mocha Walnut Brownies
4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13-inch baking pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
In a microwave oven, melt the chocolate squares and butter, stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Stir in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan, bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
In a large bowl, beat confectioners' sugar with melted butter, cocoa, coffee, and vanilla extract until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Makes about 2 dozen.
Cut into 24 squares and enjoy. This one's for you, Tiffany.