Truffle Brownies

With a shortbread crust, truffle like brownie filling and ganache topping, these Truffle Brownies are one of the BEST brownies you’ll ever taste!Truffle Brownies | Rich, dense truffle brownies over a shortbread crust

Truffle Brownies for Hip Foodie Mom

Today, I’m guest posting for yet another dear foodie friend, Alice, from Hip Foodie Mom. So many of my food blogger friends are virtual buddies, but I’ve actually gotten to spend time with Alice at a couple of food blogger conferences. We were thrilled to dine together at the ultra chic Sitka & Spruce , when the IFBC along with Urban Spoon bused groups of bloggers to various Seattle restaurants. Then, just in May, we met again in Miami where we were whisked to a water front manse to nosh on wine and cheese at an event hosted by Wisconsin Cheese. Alice is a sweet, generous soul whose blog just keeps getting better and better. She has a savvy business sense, and I keep hoping some of it will rub off on me. Maybe at our next conference! I’ve whipped up these delightfully decadent Truffle Brownies for Alice today.

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Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Cheese (Allie from Baking a Moment, me and Alice)

Amazing Truffle Brownies

When Alice asked if I’d guest blog for her while she enjoyed a summer holiday with her family, I responded with an emphatic YES!  I resurrected an old, yet utterly decadent, recipe for truffle brownies to share on her site. So please pop over to Hip Foodie Mom and say hello to my talented friend, Alice.

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Serves 24 bars     adjust servings

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 54 mins

A rich brownie bar for all you chocolate fans!


For the crust

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cup flour

For the brownie layer

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder dissolved in 1 teaspoon boiling water, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the glaze

  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Cream the brown sugar and butter till light and fluffy. Slowly add flour and mix till blended. Pat into bottom of greased pan. Set aside.
  3. Gently melt chocolate, butter (and espresso, if using) in microwave. Stir till smooth. Let cool slightly before adding sugar and vanilla. Then mix in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, and salt until just combined. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake in middle of oven about 25-27 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately place in refrigerator.
  5. Make glaze by gently heating chocolate, cream and butter in microwave till chocolate and butter are melted. Stir till smooth. Cool for about 10 minutes before spreading over brownies. Return to refrigerator. When chilled, cut into bars and serve.

Yield: 24 bars

    Total time: 3 hours with chilling times


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 320kcal Calories from fat 175
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 19g 29%
      Saturated Fat 12g 60%
      Transfat 0g
      Cholesterol 65mg 22%
      Sodium 65mg 3%
      Carbohydrate 37g 12%
      Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
      Sugars 26g
      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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      1. Your brownie posts, get me every time…

      2. Omy you get me with the truffle…
        Brownie and look wonderful Lizzy! Ihave to make that!

      3. This brownie makes me want to sing, so delicious!

        Choc Chip Uru

      4. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

        The brownies look great and that’s such a good pic of you girls Liz! Fun:@)

      5. Liz,
        I can’t thank you enough for guest post and for these amazing truffle brownies!!! I definitely have to make these when I get home! . . I don’t know about “savvy business sense” but we definitely need to reunite at another conference next year! 🙂 thank you again! You are the best!

      6. i want like a dozen of them right now. I love turtle anything let alone brownies! They look insanely delicious

      7. Those look amazing! Are you going to IFBC again this year? I was there for one day last year, but I had my baby with and wasn’t able to stay. I even had to leave before the dinner out! I was so bummed! Not this year though. Baby is old enough to stay home with Dad. Yay!

      8. Brownies? From you? You better believe I’m on my way to check out the recipe right now . . . 🙂

      9. Perfect brownies as always Liz! I am going to check the recipe!

      10. Just love meeting and sharing food with other bloggers. Wow these truffle brownies look amazing, off to see the recipe!

      11. I’VE NEVER wanted a brownie more!!! So fun to have been able to meet your blogging buddies. Some day I hope to attend a conference!

      12. What gorgeous brownies, that chocolate layer is perfection!

      13. They look wonderful.. I can imagine the taste… divine…

      14. Miss Messy says:

        These look absolutely delicious! So decadent. Heading on over now 🙂

      15. OMG these are AMAZING!!! Soooo decadent!

      16. Like a rich pie bar, like a mousse bar, like a Truffle Brownie…Wow, how chocolatey devine!

      17. Liz you have a way of breaking down my resistance.

      18. These look perfect!

      19. You better believe I’m plopping over to see the recipe! And can’t wait to see you!

      20. i am in love with this recipe, they look amazing. brownies are my favorite

      21. Love the look of those brownies! Anything chocolate and caramel, I’m up for it!

        Gourmet Getways

      22. I am a big fan of your cookie bars…you always cut them so perfectly smooth and beautiful.

      23. Love brownies, love the truffle addition.

      24. These brownies look phenomenal! So decadent! Perfect for my sweet tooth 😉

      25. Damn!!!
        the photograph is trully seducing me…

      26. These look absolutely stunning, Liz! I love how perfect the squares are and definitely wish I had a few of these decadent treats 🙂

      27. Chocolate and strawberrys so good! A perfect mixe !

      28. These are so dense and rich looking! I’ll pop over and check them out.

      29. Lizzy,
        This recipe looks amazing. I can’t wait to try these.

      30. Want these brownies. Now.

      31. These sound soooooo good! 🙂 My family loves brownies, and they love ganache, so putting them together is an ingenious idea!

      32. These look wonderful. I am going to stop Hip Foodie Mom to see the recipe.

      33. Will go check it out! Alice sounds nice!

      34. awwwwww yay Alice! Going to see the recipe because GIRRRRL–crazy chocolatey goodness, you know I’m in!

      35. Delicious! Amazing! Irresistible! 🙂

      36. Swooning over these brownies!

      37. Wow I wish I had a plate of these right now they look amazing!

      38. These look rich and delicious. I’m off to get the recipe!


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