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Mocha Mousse Brownies

 Mocha Mousse Brownies
Chocolate is one of my favorite foods, and these dark chocolate goodies are the perfect pairing of coffee-flavored mousse and fudge brownie. My friends and family love them.
24 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • MOCHA MOUSSE:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt the chips and butter; stir until smooth. Cool
  • slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Combine hot water
  • and coffee granules; add to chocolate mixture. Combine the flour,
  • cocoa and baking powder; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes

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Mocha Mousse Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • out clean (do not overbake and brownies will be thin). Cool on a
  • wire rack.
  • For mousse, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; beat in
  • milk and melted chips. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over
  • cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over low heat
  • until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in coffee
  • granules until dissolved.
  • In a small bowl, beat whipping cream until slightly thickened. Beat
  • in gelatin. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Spread over brownies.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Cut into squares.
  • Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 188 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.