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Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence.

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. They have just a hint of coffee flavor and a nutty toffee crunch! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

There are a few posts on this blog that are what I dub “accidental recipes”. Accidental recipes happen when messing around in the kitchen, creating what you didn’t know you wanted out of what you have. In this case, I didn’t know I wanted dark chocolate-rich brownies with just a hint of espresso and toffee. At least, I didn’t know until I made them. 

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. They have just a hint of coffee flavor and a nutty toffee crunch! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This past December, via various groups, I had around 4 cookie exchange parties. The thought of repeating cookie recipes for each bothered me, so I made a different cookie for every party. One party got peppermint chocolate sandwich cookies, I forget what I made for two others, and I made salted caramel chocolate chip cookies for the fourth. The cookies were almost salted toffee chocolate chips cookies. When I went shopping for the ingredients, I couldn’t find the baking caramel bits! So, not knowing if I’d make it to another store before the exchange, I picked up toffee bits as a not-identical-but-still-tastes-good substitute for the caramel. A trip to another store happened, and with caramel baking bits procured, I found myself with an “extra” bag of toffee baking bits.

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. They have just a hint of coffee flavor and a nutty toffee crunch! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

So when I decided I wanted to make brownies one day, and I didn’t want “plain” brownies, I grabbed the bag, and ate a tablespoon or two of toffee bits while searching the pantry a little more. It’s called research and is very scientific. 😉 Anyway, I saw the espresso powder I use to add flavor to things like my Cuban coffee truffles, and grabbed it to add to the brownies too. These are the result, and after one bite, I had to write everything down for the blog and snap a few pictures. This way, I won’t forget what I did and can make them again.

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. They have just a hint of coffee flavor and a nutty toffee crunch! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I hope you enjoy the recipe, darlings!

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. They have just a hint of coffee flavor and a nutty toffee crunch! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

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Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. They have just a hint of coffee flavor and a nutty toffee crunch! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com
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Toffee Espresso Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. They have just a hint of coffee flavor and a nutty toffee crunch! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 brownies
Author: Mary (The Goodie Godmother)
Ingredients
  • 7 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate, chopped (or you can use chips in a pinch) 198 g, about 1 1/8 cups
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter 113 g
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 15 g
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 198 g
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 1/2 tbsp instant espresso powder 9 g
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 120 g
  • 3/4 cup toffee bits 117 g, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F (gas mark 4, 177 C). Spray an 8x8" pan with nonstick cooking spray (or butter well), and line with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt together the chocolate and butter. Start with 1 minute at 50% power, then stir. Add additional 30 second increments, as needed, until smooth. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and espresso powder. Stir in the eggs one at a time, then add the flour and two thirds of the toffee (1/2 cup). Mix until just combined and then pour into your prepared baking pan. Top the brownies with the remaining toffee bits. 

  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the brownies look slightly puffed and the edges are just starting to set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a rack at least 1 hour until the brownies come to room temperature. Remove from the pan and cut into squares. Enjoy!

 

Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence. They have just a hint of coffee flavor and a nutty toffee crunch! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. About how many brownies are made from this recipe, in the 8×8 pan? It says it will make 16, but if I’m not mistaken those would be really small brownies! I need to make 88 decent sized brownies for a bake sale that I’m putting on, so what would you recommend?

    1. These brownies are pretty rich, which is why I cut them in 2″ squares. I understand that’s not how most brownies are at yard sales though, so you can just cut them larger and get about 9 brownies per pan. You can also double this recipe to bake in a 9×13″ pan, to help minimize the number of batches you’re making. 88 brownies is a lot!

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