These are the best brownies that I've tasted. Got this from a friend at work and now I make them all the time.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen brownies
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Melt shortening and 1/2 cup butter in a small pan over low heat; pour melted mixture into a mixing bowl. Stir cocoa into butter mixture until well combined, followed by sugar. Dissolve 4 teaspoons instant coffee with hot water in a small bowl; stir into cocoa mixture. Whisk eggs into batter, one at a time, beating each egg in thoroughly before adding the next. Stir flour, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and salt into batter just until moist. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.

  • Bake brownies in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Beat 1/2 cup softened butter with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl. Add confectioners' sugar to mixture and beat until creamy using an electric mixer on medium speed. Dissolve 1 tablespoon instant coffee with milk in a small bowl; add to frosting. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Frost cooled brownies.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 16.6g 5% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 25.7mg 9% DV; sodium 58.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2013
These had great flavor but just a bit too cakey for me. Personal preference. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2020
5.4.20 .. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/232436/mocha-brownies-with-coffee-frosting/ ... Dark, dense, a bit dry, with good frosting. I decreased to three eggs with the intention of avoiding cakelike. It kind of worked. The frosting very much improved the so-so brownie. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2014
A real crowd pleaser! Made a few of my own twists though :) also very good as a cinnamon blondie with French vanilla coffee frosting! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2013
These had great flavor but just a bit too cakey for me. Personal preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2017
I made these in a 7x11 pan which did change cook time, but i started at 30 minutes and checked for consistency every 7 minutes or so. They came out fudgy in the middle, chewy on the outsides, and had a crisp crust on top, i would definitely recommend adding extra coffee for standard instant coffee for a stronger flavor, but they came out absolutely delicious without any added frosting (opted for no frosting on the first go round). I added chocolate chips over the top before i put it in the oven, and it added a really good extra chocolate flavor to them. definitely will be making these again :) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/27/2014
The brownie itself needs some work... doesn't have much flavour:( Although the frosting is quite good. I'd give the frosting 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2020
5.4.20 .. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/232436/mocha-brownies-with-coffee-frosting/ ... Dark, dense, a bit dry, with good frosting. I decreased to three eggs with the intention of avoiding cakelike. It kind of worked. The frosting very much improved the so-so brownie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2016
DISCLAIMER: I only made the frosting I was searching for a mocha or coffee flavored frosting in order to frost the chocolate slow cooker cake (also from this site). It turned out well. Next time I'll double the ingredients in order to frost the whole cake rather than just the top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2013
I have a huge sweet tooth & these are wayyyy too sweet! The flavor is good but its like I'm eating spoonfuls of pure sugar.....this coming from someone who eats chocolate pancakes for breakfast! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/13/2015
Too sweet and too cakey but the frosting was delish...although come to think of it I had to add about a half of the coffee called for because my brand of instant is very powerful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2014
THIS WAS AWESOME!!!!Really liked the taste and the color was pretty cool.. wish i could of made it sooner..:):) Read More