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Bedtime Brownies

Donna Brockett of Kingfisher, Oklahoma sends her recipe for brownies that are so super-chewy, fudgy and delicious, you won't believe they're light!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    9 brownies


  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso or other coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon boiling water
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar


  • In a small bowl, dissolve espresso granules in boiling water. Stir in the egg, sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla until blended. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; stir into sugar mixture until blended.
  • Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and brownies begin to pull away from sides of dish. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 186 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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