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Mocha Walnut Brownies

These rich cake-like brownies are generously topped with a scrumptious mocha frosting. They're an excellent dessert to serve to company...or to share when you need a dish to pass. Be sure to hold back a few if you want leftovers! —Jill Bonanno Prineville, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 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 butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt the chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Stir in walnuts.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread over brownies.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 321 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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