9/11/11

Mocha Walnut Brownies

I have several Brownie recipes that I love, and the one I have baked today comes from the Taste of Home Cookies cookbook. This cookbook has an entire chapter devoted to Brownies. I'd like to bake all the way through that chapter without stopping.






Mocha Walnut Brownies
4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
4 eggs
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

Mocha Frosting
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.

Bake the brownies for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, then cool.

Spread Mocha Frosting over the cooled brownies.



Cut into 24 squares and enjoy. This one's for you, Tiffany.


10 comments:

  1. Come to my house and I'll help you eat them. Look very moist and yummy andi

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  2. Wow - this looks wonderful! I would love it if you shared this on Makin' You Crave Monday over at MrsHappyHomemaker.com!!

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  3. I came across your blog on This Chick Cooks and I love your post!


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  4. Moncha and Walnut, say no more I'm in right there! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. These look and sound delicious! My boys love mocha desserts! I'll have to give these a try soon. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  6. Wow, these LOOK so moist! I'm making them!

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  7. Oh, frosting with melted butter. I can taste it now! YUM!

    Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! :)

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  8. These brownies look delicious! I'd love to try them!

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