Seattle Brownies




Seattle Brownies

14 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups coarsely chopped dark chocolate
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 13x9-inch baking dish with foil; coat foil with cooking spray.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Remove pan from heat and whisk in chocolate and espresso powder until melted and smooth. 

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together melted butter-chocolate mixture, sugar, and eggs for 2 minutes on high speed.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture until just combined.  Stir in walnuts and half of chocolate chips until just combined.

Spread batter evenly into pan; sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.  Bake 30-35 minutes or until well risen, crisp, and batter pulls away from the edges.  Cool completely on a wire rack before lifting foil out of dish and slicing into bars.

Makes 20 brownies


  1. Emily, these are stunning. I love how they are studded with the chocolate chips :) - also, truffles in brownies... can you say, complete bliss!!

  2. These brownies looks really scrumptious. There's always room for brownies and for brownies recipes!

  3. Oooh yum! Those look delicious! I'm going to have to make these for all my coffee addict friends. :)

    And yes, Seattle is beautiful. I am so thankful that I can call it home.

  4. Those look awesome, especially because they have espresso powder in them! I love all things coffee.

  5. Oh, yea...come to Mama.

    p.s. Seattle is somewhere I'd love to visit. It seems the epitome of hip.

  6. When I saw the headline, I thought, "What's Seattle about them?" and then thought, "Must have coffee in them?" I was right, although that's not why you named them that.

    I've never been to Seattle either. I have spent very little time on the west coast in general. Eventually I will remedy that.

  7. OMG YUM! I am on the hunt for a new brownie recipe and this one has WON my heart over.

  8. That is my kinda brownie: chewy, chunky from chocolate and walnuts, a touch of salt... and the hint of espresso...mmmmh.

  9. Oh wowzers! Do you know that feeling when you read down a list of ingredients for something amazing and realise 'I have all of that in the cupboard!' Deadly yet epic for bakes like these.
    On another note, I am amazed at how regular you are at posting consistantly gorgeous recipes and photos. xxx

    1. That is certainly true!

      Thank you! I have room to improve, though. :/

  10. you must visit seattle!!! if you do, i'll take you out for coffee ;) it's an amazing place to live and can't imagine living anywhere else.