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Mocha Fudge Brownies

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posted: 12/07/15

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These Mocha Fudge Brownies are rich, fudgey and absolutely delicious. Mix them up in one big bowl and they are easy too!

The Mocha Fudge Brownie is stacked showing the moist fudge middle and crisp top.

So I actually didn’t start drinking coffee until I had Gavin . . . just a little less than 8 years ago. I started out small, literally. A super small coffee maker that just made like two cups of coffee. But then, you know, mo babies mo problems, and I needed more caffeine than that. So I got a big girl coffee maker. And started drinking the WHOLE pot . . . . daily.

The Mocha Fudge Brownie is stacked showing the moist fudge middle and crisp top.

It occurred to me that {cough} that might not be the most healthy thing in the world {cough}. So I decided that I would be better off with a coffee system that made just a single cup. And that’s what I’ve been using since.

Until . . . . I stumbled upon this beauty.

A white mug is in the Ninja Coffee Bar.

You guys, I met the amazing people at Ninja at a blogging food conference (BlogHer) that I went to last month and learned all about how this coffee system, The Ninja Coffee Bar, is so different than all the others out there. It uses multiple spouts to truly saturate the beans.

You guys. The Ninja makes the best strongest cup of coffee I have ever had. No joke.

The Ninja Coffee Bar is brewing some coffee into a coffee pot.

I’m seriously telling everyone about it. I’m not typically one to push a particular this or that, but this is completely different. Can I tell you all the reasons I love it? (And you should know that Ninja really just asked me to review it, they didn’t compensate me in any other way . . . though of course, anything you read here is always 100% my own opinions).

First, it can make just a single cup of coffee . . . but with absolutely no waste. I just throw my grounds right in there and then rinse out the filter when I’m done. And that single cup of coffee knocks my socks off every. single. day.

Second, I can also make a whole pot if I want . . . or a half pot, or a travel mug size. Guys. That’s FOUR sizes.

Finally, did I mention how good the coffee is?? Seriously. I had no idea how crappy my coffee was before I started using my Ninja. It is for sure replacing my current system.

A fork is stabbing the Mocha Fudge Brownie stack.

One more thing . . . there’s this great little setting (the bottom button on the picture above) on it that allows you to make what would be like an espresso. It brews about 1/4 cup of the strongest coffee you have ever laid eyes on. I used that setting to create these amazing brownies.

If you don’t like coffee, you will still really love these brownies. They don’t taste like coffee, rather the espresso just deepens the flavor of the brownies making them the richest most fudgey brownies you will ever sink your teeth into. You guys HAVE to make them!

And if you are buying for a coffee lover this holiday season, you HAVE to get them The Ninja Coffee Bar! They will LOVE it! I’ve already convinced my sister-in-law to buy one ;)

5 from 1 vote

Mocha Fudge Brownies

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  • 2 cups all purposed flour scooped and leveled - see note
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 sticks butter 16 TBSPs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup espresso or any strongly brewed coffee


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder sugar, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl in the microwave, melt together the chocolate chips in the butter in 30 second intervals, mixing in between each one.
  • Add the butter/chocolate mixture to the flour mixture. Then add in the vanilla, eggs, and espresso. The mixture will be thick.
  • Pour/press the batter into the pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the pan comes out clean. Let the brownies cool completely before cutting and serving.


Make sure that when you measure the flour you scoop it into the measuring cup with a spoon and then level it off. Do not tap down the cup to make sure the measuring cup is full. This will add much more flour to the recipe and likely make it very dry.
Author: Lisa Longley

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The Mocha Fudge Brownie is stacked showing the moist fudge middle and crisp top.

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  1. Mir says

    After my third was born, I started drinking Americanos and then I realized they made me really happy. Which freaked me out, because it was so NOT natural. I mean, I was stressed and overwhelmed, and the caffeine tricked me. So I switched to decaf, because coffee tastes SO good.
    And these brownies look so incredible! I want about five right now, both for the taste and the caffeine. Mama is TIRED. :)

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    I NEED THAT COFFEE MAKER. And these brownies – SO delish!

    • Lisa Longley says

      You seriously DO need that coffee maker! Tell Mel to put it on your list!

  3. Brig says

    Could you do just 1 or 2 eggs for a less cake like and a more fudgy brownie?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried that Brig, if you do, let me know how it goes!

  4. Moheb says

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful article for us. I like your recipe.

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5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



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