As I may have confessed before, I do not make brownies from scratch because Ghirardelli’s mixes are just so good. I can have brownie mix from box to oven in less than five minutes with stellar results, but I never stop looking for interesting variations on plain brownies. Enter Kahlúa with a sponsored post on allrecipes.com for Kahlúa brownies, which immediately went on my must-have list. Just because I could, I amped up the mocha flavor ever so slightly by adding a little espresso powder. If you are a mocha fan, you will totally love these fast and fantastic brownies.
Double Mocha Brownies
- 1 – Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix (You could also use Ghirardelli’s Triple Fudge Brownie Mix. I usually buy whichever flavor Costco has on hand.)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup Kahlúa
- 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
Preheat oven to 350° and lightly coat a 9″ x 9″ pan with non-stick spray. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl and spread evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes. (Do not over bake!) As soon as brownies are out of the oven, cover lightly with foil to keep the edges from hardening. Cool completely before cutting in 16 brownies. Store in an airtight container.
Note: This recipe calls for different measures of oil and water than the back-of-the-box instructions. It works very well as written above!