These white chocolate chunk brownies remind me a little of a mochaccino – dark chocolate brownies, creamy white chocolate and mocha frosting. Best of all, they take less than an hour to make.
I grew up on boxed brownie mix. For a long time, they were my “go to” take-along for pot-luck dinners.
Brownie mixes have gotten more diverse in recent years — but even those options are usually only “with nuts”, “with caramel” or “with more chocolate to make them gooey”.
If you have some white chocolate and a way to make coffee, you have all you need to take that basic box and make it into a treat to wow your friends.
To get started, just read the instructions on the box of mix; however, instead of water, add coffee (and any flavor will do — I just wouldn’t use too dark of a brew or else it might end up being a little bitter).
I broke half a bar of baking chocolate into small pieces and added them to the mix. I used baking chocolate because it won’t melt and be absorbed into your brownies like smaller chips would be.
I put the brownie mixture into an 8″ x 8″ baking pan, and baked as instructed on the box. Make sure you use a toothpick to test whether the brownies are done before you remove them from the oven.
While the brownies are still hot, top them with the white chocolate chips. Cover the pan and allow the chips to melt, about 5-10 minutes. Once the chips are completely soft, use a spatula or knife to spread the melted chocolate across the top of the brownies.
You can decorate the top with strawberries, raspberries, or if you really want to be fancy, use some pink frosting to make a heart or to write a little love note to your sweetheart.
I cut my finished white chocolate chunk brownies into squares. Then I set up a selection of coffees from Gourmesso Coffee so that my friends could pick what flavor of coffee they wanted to drink with their brownies, and boom, happy faces all around!
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