Palm Beach Mocha Brownies

If you’re a fan of mocha desserts, these Palm Beach Mocha Brownies are the ultimate treat!Palm Beach Mocha Brownies | When chocolate and coffee collide in a sublime brownie!

Palm Beach Mocha Brownies

For 15 years, our book club meeting in December has involved a lot of gift giving. My presents always come fro the kitchen…I’ve made vanilla extract, limoncello, biscotti, etc.  This year, I decided to make Honey Glazed Cashews along with some decadent, adult mocha brownies.  Adult only because my children will certainly taste the espresso powder and almond extract and complain that they taste funny, although my 23 year old is positive he won’t be bothered by a little coffee taste.  Maida Haetter’s recipes do not disappoint; she is a master of chocolate and desserts.  If you haven’t tried her recipes, these Palm Beach Mocha Brownies are an excellent place to start!

Palm Beach Mocha Brownies | When chocolate and coffee collide in a sublime brownie!Time for a Recipe Redux

I’d forgotten all about this recipe till 4 years after I published this post. That’s when my friend, Claudia, of What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine, was searching for an espresso brownie and made this recipe. As soon as she posted, I started wondering about what sort of photo I shared so early in my blogging career. Well, I found there was room for improvement. I baked up a batch immediately as Nick was heading to a friend’s lake house for the weekend and those boys always appreciate a little sweet treat. My oldest, Tom (mentioned above when he was 23), is a huge fan of mocha desserts (he’s the only one of my children who drinks coffee), so I saved a number for him, too. Bill tasted them, but I knew that there would be too much espresso for him to be thrilled with the results. He didn’t mind that they all left the house very quickly. If you have family members who don’t enjoy mocha, decrease the espresso powder to 1 tablespoon or even just 1 teaspoon as it will bring out the chocolate without screaming coffee.Palm Beach Mocha Brownies | When chocolate and coffee collide in a sublime brownie!

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Rich, dense and full of that chocolate and coffee flavor combination, these Palm Beach Mocha Brownies are amazing!

Fudgy Mocha Palm Beach Brownies

Serves 24-32 brownies     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Fudgy mocha brownies adapted from Maida Heatter

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 sticks butter, cut into chunks
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-2 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder (I use Medagalia Doro brand)
  • 3 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425º. Line 9 x 13 pan with non-stick foil or use regular foil and spray with Pam. Set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave...using 30 second intervals and stirring till smooth and melted. Mine took 2 minutes total. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, vanilla, almond extract, salt, espresso, and sugar on high for 10 minutes. Mix in chocolate till combined. Add flour and mix just till blended.
  4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes, then lightly cover with foil and bake another 15-20 minutes. Do not bake any more. Toothpick inserted in the middle will come out wet and covered with crumbs.
  5. Let cool at room temperature. Place pan in refrigerator and chill till very cold. Remove from pan using foil. Remove foil.Brownies are too gooey to be cut at room temperature.
  6. To cut, first trim away all the edges Then cut into bars. Store and serve cold.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 296kcal Calories from fat 122
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Carbohydrate 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 31g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Comments

  1. Another wonderful recipe Liz! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks good Lizzy and probably very tasty………love the way you packaged them so cute and festive. I bet Lambeau would like a ‘big’ piece.

  3. Thanks, Kelly 🙂

  4. Elisabeth says:

    Lizzy=Maida Heatter is one of my all time female pioneer chef idols.
    What a coincidence…did not know the brownies are actually Palm Beach brownies. I actually do live on the Island of Palm Beach, myself. Will print out another winner recipe of yours. Yummy!

  5. Erica, Lambeau was hoping for a spill!

    Lizzie, wow, such a nice coincidence! I think I need to purchase one of her cookbooks after two fabulous brownie recipes 🙂

  6. claudia lamascolo says:

    thanks for the shout out and the new photos are beautiful as the recipe thanks again! XO hugs

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