Because while it might be fun for kiddos to dress up and run door to door looking for candy, it’s even more fun for adults to indulge their sweet tooth. Woot! This recipe combines the traditional candylike flavor of white chocolate and marshmallows on top of deep rich brownies kissed with espresso. You get the high and the low, the bitter and sweet, the dark and the light…all in one bite. And isn’t that right there Halloween in a nutshell?
Espresso Brownies (Base)
-3/4 cup cocoa powder (for baking)
-1/2 cup Califia Farms Cold Brewed Double Espresso
-3/4 cup oil
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-½ teaspoon baking powder
-1 tsp. vanilla
-1 cup all purpose flour
-6 oz of white chocolate
-12 (or more) large marshmallows
-Miniature chocolate chips (can substitute with nuts or sprinkles)
Mix cocoa, oil, and espresso in a bowl thoroughly, followed by sugar and eggs. Add in the remaining ingredients, mix well, then pour into a greased 9X13 pan. Bake 30 – 35 minutes in a 350 degree oven until they are crackled on top.
1 Break up white chocolate into grape-sized chunks.
2 Microwave until melted, stirring every 20 seconds.
3 Spoon the white chocolate into a plastic bag.
4 Snip one corner of the bag, keeping the hole as small as possible.
5 Squeeze a small amount of chocolate into the center of one brownie.
6 Add a marshmallow on top
7 Drizzle the white chocolate on top of the marshmallow paying extra attention to the sides. Messy is good!
8 While the chocolate is still warm, add two miniature chocolate chips for eyes.
These brownies go great with a glass of almond milk or cold brewed coffee. They are truly a treat for kids of all ages, especially those who enjoy their dessert with a scary movie or ghost stories by the fire.
This post has been sponsored by Califia Farms. The recipe, opinions, and unapologetic willingness to eat brownies was supplied entirely by yours truly. As always, thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.