Monday, July 2, 2012

Polka Dot Brownies

Vanilla chip 'Polka Dots' baked inside and sprinkled on top of mocha frosted brownies.  "CHOCOLICIOUS!!!"

Mocha Brownies:
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup vanilla chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13x9 pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Remove from the heat and add sugar, flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee granules, baking powder, salt, eggs and vanilla. Stir until well blended and smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup of vanilla chips. Spread in prepared pan.  Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and spread Mocha Frosting (recipe follows) over hot brownies.

Mocha Frosting:
1/4 cup butter
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon instant coffee granules
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk

In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Remove from the heat and add cocoa powder, instant coffee granules, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Stir until smooth. Pour over hot brownies.

Allow brownies to cool completely and then sprinkle with 1/2 cup vanilla chips.

Perfect Polka Dots!

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