Deep Chocolate & Pistachio Brownies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Found in Family Circle. These have such a nice deep flavor of chocolate and the addition of some espresso does not hurt one bit! I could not find mini Hershey Kisses so I used some Nestle Semisweet Chocolate Chips and they worked fine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F Line an 8x8x2" baking pan with non-stick foil or parchment paper - leaving an edge so you can lift the brownies out of the pan later.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine butter and bittersweet chocolate. Microwave 1 minute, stir and then microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth.
  3. Add sugar and espresso powder and mix until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and stir until eggs are incorporated.
  4. Stir in flour and salt until just combined.
  5. Fold in Kisses (or chocolate chips) and nuts.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Cool 15 minutes and then using foil edges lift brownies from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Cut into squares and garnish with additional chopped pistachios if desired.
Most Helpful

These turned out very chocolatey! I enjoyed them but would have liked just a little more sugar. Thanks! Made for PRMR game.

Sharon123 March 23, 2011

Not going to leave any stars because I need to make these again. I didn't have any bittersweet chocolate so I used cocoa and oil in the proper proportions (usually use cocoa & shortening - don't know why I used oil tonight) and it didn't work in this recipe. Not your fault at all Hokies -totally mine. Will pick up some bittersweet chocolate at the store and try again. Made for New Kid on the Block Tag.

LARavenscroft October 14, 2010