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Ali writes at Divine Domesticity. She is also the Blissfully Delish editor at the online magazine Blissfully Domestic, where I’m also an editor for Digital Bliss.

Needing a bit of an energy boost? Try my Mocha Toffee Brownies. They are fantastically ultra rich, ultra chewy, and ultra caffeinated. Enjoy them with a big glass of milk. The original recipe came from Cooking Light, so you don’t even have to feel too guilty about indulging.

The coffee flavor is initially quite strong, I won’t lie. If you were to find it too strong, I’ve got some great news! I found that after freezing these brownies for a few days, then defrosting, it made them much less potent on the coffee flavor, and also incredibly moist.

Mocha Toffee Brownies

Makes one 9″-square pan

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup toffee chips

1. Preheat oven to 350-f degrees.

2. Coat bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

3. Combine coffee and hot water, stirring until coffee dissolves.

4. Combine butter and chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 1 minute or until butter melts; stir until chocolate is smooth.

5. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine coffee mixture, butter mixture, vanilla, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add coffee mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with toffee chips. Bake at 350º for 22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

If they haven’t all been gobbled up, store leftover brownies in an airtight container for up to a week or wrap tightly in aluminum foil and freeze for up to four months.

Recipe originally from Cooking Light

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