Latte Mocha Brownies

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Graze or Gobble: Latte Mocha Brownies! Ahhhh, coffee and chocolate. It’s a marriage made in heaven. If you think about it, coffee and chocolate are practically related. Don’t believe me? Check out the flavor notes on a bag of coffee beans sometime. You may be surprised to discover that a medium-dark roasted coffee bean, grown in South America, Columbia or Brazil, has a caramelized note that resembles the same sugar in chocolate. If you pay close attention, you may detect the nutty flavor of hazelnut or almond. Nodding your head? Now you have proof those flavors find us craving more….in beverages, candy, and desserts.



1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder

1 1/2 teaspoons water

1 cup flour

2/3 cup chocolate chips

1/3 cup chocolate chips, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 8”x8” pan with nonstick oil. Set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together melted butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and instant espresso powder dissolved in water. Whisk vigorously until smooth. Add flour, beating until smooth and creamy. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool. Cut into squares.

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