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Cappuccino Truffle Brownies

I created these brownies by combining my favorite beverage and chocolate together for a cooking contest. I was so pleased with the results, I knew the recipe was a keeper.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    16 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • Whole blanched almonds

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Beat in chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and cinnamon; stir into chocolate mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve coffee in water. Stir into cream cheese mixture. In a microwave, melt chips and butter; stir until smooth. Beat into cream cheese mixture until blended. Spread over brownies.
  • For glaze, in a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip each almond halfway into glaze and place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Let stand until chocolate is set. Drizzle remaining glaze over bars. Place almond in the center of each bar. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 265 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • mom_jam
    Sep 20, 2010

    We loved the filling, but the brownie was more like cake. I will make the filling again, but use a different brownie recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  • Amy the Midwife
    Apr 5, 2010

    Most brownie recipes say to mix just until dry ingredients are moistened, so I did that, but the brownie was more dry and "cakey" than I like for a brownie. Maybe someone else could do it better.