West Coast Brownies

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by DeSouter

I think I picked this recipe up from one of Maida Heatter's books. Wherever it came from, these are lovely, sophisticated brownies that have a kiss of espresso flavor, making them a perfect adult treat and a sure thing for garnering compliments.

Top Review by twpusl

I am not sure what cookbook my mom got this recipe from, but we have been making them for at least 20 years. I lost my recipe and when I looked it up today, I was thrilled to see it here. For any chocolate/coffee lover these kahlua laced brownies are decadent. Tonight I am baking them for a party in which we are supposed to bring whatever we would request for our last meal! Served with vanilla ice cream; these are a dream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a 9 x 13" baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with Pam.
  2. Cream butter, sugars, beating well.
  3. Add eggs, Kahlua, vanilla and espresso powder.
  4. Add chocolate, then dry ingredients, nuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Turn mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees farenheit for 25 minutes. The brownies will feel very soft when done. DO NOT OVERBAKE.
  7. Let brownies cool in pan for 15 minutes then move to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Wrap each brownie in wax paper, cellophane or fancy foil squares found in the candy making section.

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