Mocha Brownies

I’m pretty sure the recipe is from the Meredith Corporation (I think it’s Better Homes and Gardens now). I made these today, and let me tell you: they’re amazing! You can’t really taste the coffee, but that’s fine with me because I don’t like the stuff anyways. 🙂

Ingredients:
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter/margarine
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a medium saucepan combine margarine/butter, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, and coffee crystals. Cook and stir over medium heat till margarine melts. Remove from heat; cool for 5 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat lightly by hand just till combined. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in walnuts.

Spread the batter in a GREASED (I always seem to forget this part) 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 25 minutes or till done. Cool completely.

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Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons butter/margarine, softened (I used four tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons milk

In a mixing bowl beat butter/margarine till fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup of the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, beating well.

Slowly beat in the 2 tablespoons of milk and the vanilla. Slowly beat in remaining sugar. Beat in additional milk, if necessary, to make a frosting of spreading consistency.

Makes about 12 servings.

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-Bekah

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