Fudge Brownies with Espresso Frosting
- 1 box fudge brownie mix
- 1/2 -cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 -cup water
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tbs. instant coffee powder
- 1/2 -cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 can cream cheese frosting
- 1 shot strongly brewed espresso coffee, cooled or coffee-flavored liqueur accompaniments, coffee ice cream or chocolate covered espresso beans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside. In large bowl, combine the brownie mix with the oil, water, eggs, and espresso. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until well combined. Fold in the chips into the batter. Spread the brownie batter in the greased pan and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
To make the frosting: Combine the cream cheese frosting and espresso in a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Spread the frosting over the cooled brownies, chill until set, and cut into squares. Serve with coffee ice cream and/or chocolate covered espresso beans.
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