Two-Tone Brownies

Makes: 16 brownies at 41o each. Prep: 30 minutes. Bake: 325 degrees for about 25 minutes. Refrigerate: 3 hours or overnight.

Two-Tone Brownies
Servings: 16 Prep 30 mins Chill 3 hrs or overnight. Bake 325°F 25 mins

Ingredients

Brownies:
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) chopped walnuts
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Make It

Brownies:

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 8 x 8 x 2-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil with overhang; coat with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Heat together the butter, chocolate and espresso powder in medium-size saucepan over low heat, stirring until butter and chocolate are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt until smooth. Stir in flour, cinnamon and walnuts. Scrape into the prepared baking pan.

3. Bake in 325 degrees F oven for about 25 minutes or until set in center. Let cool in pan on wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

4. Beat cream cheese, confectioners sugar and vanilla in small bowl at high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Spread over cooled brownie base. Refrigerate just until set, about 1 hour.

Chocolate Frosting:

5. Bring cream and espresso in small saucepan to simmering. Add chocolate; remove from heat. Let stand 3 minutes. Add butter; stir until chocolate and butter are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over cream cheese frosting; spread in even layer. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 291, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 51, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 30, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 45, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.