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Espresso Brownies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 360kcal
Coffee lovers, rejoice - these espresso brownies are going to be your new favorite treat! Each bite of these chocolate brownies is rich with deep espresso flavor.
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  • ¼ cup salted butter 57 grams (½ stick)
  • cups milk chocolate chips 255 grams, divided
  • ¼ cup brewed black coffee or espresso 57 grams
  • 2 large eggs 100 grams, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200 grams
  • ¼ cup brown sugar 53 grams
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour 90 grams
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips 43 grams, optional (see note)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray or line with a piece of parchment paper with 2 inches on each side for easy lift after baking. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with ½ cup of chocolate chips and the espresso or coffee.
    ¼ cup salted butter, 1½ cups milk chocolate chips, ¼ cup brewed black coffee or espresso
  • Once the butter and chocolate have melted, remove the pan from heat. Whisk in the eggs and sugars. Gradually mix in the flour and stir until it becomes a semi-thick batter. Let the batter cool for a minute and then stir in the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips, until they are evenly mixed into the batter.
    2 large eggs, 1 cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • Top with extra chocolate chips (optional). Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow brownies to cool before cutting or frosting.
    ¼ cup chocolate chips



  • Chocolate Chips: I sprinkled additional chocolate chips on top before baking. There are also espresso flavored chips you can use for additional coffee flavor.
  • For richer flavor, use espresso instead of coffee.
  • Don't add the chocolate chips to the batter when it's too warm. If you do, the chocolate chips will most likely melt and not hold their shape.
  • Dark brown sugar will deepen the overall flavor of the brownies more than light brown sugar.
Storage: Store espresso brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg