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Mocha Brownies Recipe

"My husband doesn't drink coffee, but he loves the taste of these delightful brownies," says Suzanne Strocsher of Bothell, Washington.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons milk


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients and mix well by hand. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until brownies test done with a wooden pick.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, coffee and vanilla; mix well. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips. Spread over brownies. Bake at 350° for 17 minutes.
  • 3. For icing, melt the chocolate chips and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Whisk in coffee and enough milk to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm brownies. Cool before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 160 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"I'd actually prepared these brownies when they were featured in Taste of Home and yes, this recipe is a keeper! I have made adjustments to this recipe as I plan to prepare it in 2 weeks for a luncheon at my chapel. My adjustments are as follows: I have been using 1/3 cup each of vegetable oil and water & 1/4 cup chocolate syrup. For filling, I'm omitting the walnuts and using a substitute of 1 package of Oreo instant pudding mix plus enough crushed cookies to equal 1 cup. I'd used about 3 Tbsp. milk for the icing! I'd used 1 tsp. coffee granules (Instant coffee) for more flavor and kept the amount of chocolate chips the same & the 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine the same amount! Thank you for sharing this recipe! delowenstein"

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"Made these brownies for a birthday treat to take for coworkers. My family was so jealous because the brownies smelled soooo good. Made another batch the next day again today. 3 batches in one week! Best mochas brownies ever! Definitely a keeper and quite easy to make!"

Zsa Zsa Kay
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"the best brownie ever!!!"

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