These are really great espresso brownies and you can taste the coffee, but it's not overpowering. I make them for the office quite a lot and they're always gone the same day. The refrigeration step is important - it's hard to wait, but it makes a difference!


Recipe Summary

50 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
3 hrs 35 mins
15 mins
1 8-inch square pan


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Line the pan with aluminum foil; spray foil with cooking spray.

  • Place walnuts on a baking sheet.

  • Toast walnuts in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Leave oven on.

  • Sift flour and cocoa powder together in a bowl. Stir in coffee. Set aside.

  • Fill a saucepan 1/3 of the way full with water and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Place butter and chocolate in a large heat-proof bowl and set the bowl over the simmering water. Reduce heat to low and stir chocolate mixture frequently until completely smooth, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Remove bowl from heat and stir in sugar. Whisk in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture just until absorbed; stir in toasted walnuts. Pour batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a crust forms on top and center is still slightly gooey, 30 to 35 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and set the pan on a wire rack to cool to completely, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate 2 hours to overnight; cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 26.4g; fat 15.8g; cholesterol 46.1mg; sodium 86.6mg. Full Nutrition