Deep Chocolate & Pistachio Brownies

"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."
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16 brownies




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add sugar and espresso powder and mix until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and stir until eggs are incorporated.
  • Stir in flour and salt until just combined.
  • Fold in Kisses (or chocolate chips) and nuts.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes.
  • Cool 15 minutes and then using foil edges lift brownies from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Cut into squares and garnish with additional chopped pistachios if desired.

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  1. These turned out very chocolatey! I enjoyed them but would have liked just a little more sugar. Thanks! Made for PRMR game.
  2. 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.


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