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Old 02-25-2014, 03:42 PM   #1
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Ms. Mofet's TNT Mocha Brownies

Since I first started making these I have reduced the amount of sugar in the recipe. The original amounts are in the parenthesis. Everyone loves the original but I wanted to make a less sweet version.

Ms. Mofet's TNT Mocha Brownies


  • 4 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened bakers chocolate
  • 2/3 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar (reduced - I originally used 2 cups)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP Instant coffee powder - or to taste
  • 1 cup chopped nuts(optional)

(Glossy mocha frosting recipe below)

  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease and dust a 13x9x2 pan with cocoa powder instead of flour so you don't have white sides or spray with Baker's Joy vegetable oil & flour cooking spray.
  3. Heat chocolate and shortening in large microwave safe glass bowl, microwave on high 1 minute at a time, stirring it after each minute, just till melted (be sure not to over heat* ).
  4. Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix in remaining ingredients.
  5. Spread in pan.
  6. Bake until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. About 30 minutes (or to 180F DO NOT over bake), cool slightly (about 5 minutes); spread with frosting (recipe below).
  7. Cool completely in pan; cut into bars.

Glossy mocha frosting:

  • 3 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened bakers chocolate
  • 3 TBSP butter flavored Shortening
  • 1 cup powdered (confectioners superfine) sugar (reduced - I originally used 2 cups)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 - 2 TBSP Instant coffee powder - or to taste
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts(optional)

  1. Heat chocolate and shortening in large microwave safe glass bowl, microwave on high 1 minute at a time, stirring it after each minute, just till melted (be sure not to over heat*).
  2. Stir in powdered sugar, instant coffee powder, salt, milk and vanilla; beat with hand mixer until smooth.
  3. Place bowl of frosting in larger bowl of ice and water; continue beating until smooth and of spreading consistency.
  4. Stir in nuts or sprinkle on top.

*Note: Be sure not to over heat or it will scorch and taste bitter. Or the oils will separate and break the chocolate.

Cooling in pan



Cut

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Old 02-25-2014, 04:02 PM   #2
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WOW, MsM. I'm drooling.
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WOW, MsM. I'm drooling.
Thank you Andy.
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Do you get those awesome chewy corners?
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Do you get those awesome chewy corners?
Hey, didn't we just have a thread on that?
I don't remember your favorings, or Moffet's, but those looks sticky good
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Ms. Mofet's TNT Mocha Brownies [FONT=Calibri][FONT=Verdana]Since I first started making these I have reduced the amount of sugar in the recipe. The original amounts are in the parenthesis. Everyone loves the original but I wanted to make a less sweet version. [/FONT][/FONT] [FONT=Calibri][FONT=Verdana][B][U]Ms. Mofet's TNT Mocha Brownies[/U][/B][/FONT][/FONT] [LIST] [*]4 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened bakers chocolate [*]2/3 cup butter flavored shortening [*]1 1/4 cups sugar (reduced - I originally used 2 cups) [*]4 eggs [*]1 tsp vanilla [*]1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour [*]1 tsp baking powder [*]1 tsp salt [*]2 TBSP Instant coffee powder - or to taste [*]1 cup chopped nuts(optional) [/LIST] [B](Glossy mocha frosting recipe below)[/B] [LIST=1] [*]Heat oven to 350F. [*]Grease and dust a 13x9x2 pan with cocoa powder instead of flour so you don't have white sides or spray with Baker's Joy vegetable oil & flour cooking spray. [*]Heat chocolate and shortening in large microwave safe glass bowl, microwave on high 1 minute at a time, stirring it after each minute, just till melted (be sure not to over heat* ). [*]Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix in remaining ingredients. [*]Spread in pan. [*]Bake until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. About 30 minutes (or to 180F [B]DO NOT[/B] over bake), cool slightly (about 5 minutes); spread with frosting (recipe below). [*]Cool completely in pan; cut into bars. [/LIST] [B][U]Glossy mocha frosting:[/U][/B] [LIST] [*]3 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened bakers chocolate [*]3 TBSP butter flavored Shortening [*]1 cup powdered (confectioners superfine) sugar (reduced - I originally used 2 cups) [*]1/4 tsp salt [*]1/3 cup milk [*]1 tsp vanilla [*]1 - 2 TBSP Instant coffee powder - or to taste [*]1/2 cup finely chopped nuts(optional) [/LIST] [LIST=1] [*]Heat chocolate and shortening in large microwave safe glass bowl, microwave on high 1 minute at a time, stirring it after each minute, just till melted (be sure not to over heat*). [*]Stir in powdered sugar, instant coffee powder, salt, milk and vanilla; beat with hand mixer until smooth. [*]Place bowl of frosting in larger bowl of ice and water; continue beating until smooth and of spreading consistency. [*]Stir in nuts or sprinkle on top. [/LIST] *Note: Be sure not to over heat or it will scorch and taste bitter. Or the oils will separate and break the chocolate. Cooling in pan [IMG]http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/msmofet/Food%20Two/022514_mocha_brownie_cooling-1.jpg[/IMG] Cut [IMG]http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/msmofet/Food%20Two/022514_mocha_brownie_cut-1.jpg[/IMG] 3 stars 1 reviews
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