Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 28th September 2012

For all you die hard Chocolate Lovers these Espresso Truffle Brownies were prepared with you in mind. Definitely not for the faint of heart! Seriously, these are the real deal – ooey, gooey, fudgy chocolate goodness. The espresso enhances the flavour giving them an intense chocolate kick.

A close up photo of three Espresso Truffle Brownies with sweetened whipped cream and topped with a chocolate covered espresso bean displayed on a rectangle pie of slate.

What’s the best way to enjoy these brownies? With a dollop of light, vanilla-flavoured whipped cream and a tall, cold glass of milk.

A photo of an Espresso Truffle Brownie on a gold and black cocktail napkin displayed with an overturned bag of espresso beans.

Do nuts really belong in brownies? According to me, the answer is a whopping yes! Unfortunately according to my kids, the answer is emphatically no.

A photo of a slab of Truffle Brownies with Espresso displayed on a dark wooden board.

It’s the dilemma I’m faced with every time I prepare brownies. But this time I asked myself this question, are they opposed to the nutty flavour (if so, very ironic because they both enjoy nuts) or the texture?

A photo of three Truffle Brownies with Espresso decorated with a mound of whipped cream and a chocolate covered espresso bean displayed in a row on a slate board.

I’ve been pretty lucky over the years; my children for the most part aren’t picky eaters. I never had to disguise the vegetables. I credit this largely to my parents. We were extremely lucky because my father retired the year Liana was born and my parents graciously offered to care for the kids. The wisdom gained from raising nine children definitely prevailed; they enjoyed whatever my parents prepared without any fuss.

A photo of a slab of Fudgy Truffle Brownies with Espresso displayed on a dark wooden board with one brownie square removed, placed in front and decorated with whipped cream and a chocolate covered espresso bean.

I’m definitely a chocolate and nuts kind of girl (actually chocolate, nuts and fruit – hmm…fudgy, nutty, fruity brownies – sounds really good to me!), and although I’m a pleaser I decided to be selfish just this one time by disguising the nuts. I ground them finely before dropping them in the batter. I know I’m a terrible person, how will they survive? If nothing else the mystery will be solved, flavour or texture? Will they even notice (probably not)?

A photo of three Espresso Truffle Brownies decorated with a mound of whipped cream and garnished with a chocolate covered espresso bean displayed side by side on a piece of slate.

My son, Matt, has been bugging me for weeks to prepare a “regular” dessert, “nothing fancy Mom”. The first thing that popped into my head was brownies. I probably should’ve stopped there but I didn’t. I’m hoping these will satisfy his craving although something tells me he may have preferred plain fudgy brownies with m&m’s.

A photo of three Fudgy Truffle Brownies with Espresso decorated with whipped cream and garnished with a chocolate covered espresso bean displayed randomly with chocolate espresso beans.

We’ll soon see if these espresso truffle brownies are what he had in mind. Perhaps Fudgy Chocolate Brownies, take two?

A close up photo of three Truffle Brownies displayed in a row, one behind the other, on a white rectangular shaped serving dish.

Considering Liana brought half the batch to work this morning I may not have a choice but to bake another batch. Something tells me these truffle brownies won’t last very long.

A photo of a slab of Espresso Chocolate Brownies with one removed, decorated with whipped cream and a chocolate covered espresso bean, and placed in front.

Which brownie camp do you belong to, with nuts or without?

A close up photo of an Espresso Chocolate Brownie displayed on a gold and black paper napkin.

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Comments (23)

23 Responses to “Espresso Truffle Brownies”

  1. Erica Says:

    Wow, these look ridiculously moist! I have so many brownie recipes in my repertoire that I wouldn’t bother adding one more UNLESS they looked extra special – and these definitely do, for a chocoholic like me! Thanks!

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet Says:

    Those would do wonders for my regular chocolate cravings!

  3. Tesei Says:

    These do look ooey, gooey, fudgy like you say and I love the shine in the icing!!! Thank you :-)

  4. Julia @ JuliasAlbum.com Says:

    Those are so beautiful! Saw your photo on FoodGawker

  5. Grace Says:

    Thank you so much Julia and thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. All the best!

  6. Tammy Says:

    Oh my!! Grace how beautiful! These brownies look sinfully delicious…Mmmmm if only I could reach into my screen and grab one…or two ;)

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

  7. Kathryn Says:

    These brownies sound so wonderful and rich!

  8. Grace Says:

    Wish I could share with you Tammy!

  9. Ashley Says:

    These brownies sound heavenly! I love chocolate and coffee – the combination is perfect! :)

  10. Nadir Huerta Says:

    Realmente me encantó,con esa pinta….!!!!!! Saludos de Perú

  11. Grace Says:

    Gracias Nadir!

  12. Katarina Says:

    These are so delicious! I want one right now :) Yummy!!

  13. Ela Says:

    Stunning! The photo says it all. Wish I had it right now with my hot cup of tea. Yum!

  14. Ela Says:

    It really looks fantastic and decadent!

  15. Helene Says:

    They look fabulous, I like the pics! There is nothing like a good brownie with coffee.

  16. Mariam Says:

    Yum these look so good and fudgy! A shot of espresso is a MUST in my brownies always and walnuts and maybe some white choc bits if there are any on hand! I don’t think ground nuts will cut it for me its in the texture that makes it so good!
    My brownies are famous amongst my friends and year at school, but i might have to give these a try!

  17. Nuts about food Says:

    Definitely a nut girl, brownies just aren’t the same without in my opinion. These look incredible!

  18. marly Says:

    These look fabulous, Grace! Of course, what else would be expected from a recipe on your site. You continue to dazzle with style…and grace! ;-)

  19. myrtle Says:

    OH my! That is so tempting.

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  22. Jhuls Says:

    Hello! This brownies was incredibly delicious!!! I have made this and I posted it on my blog: http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/espresso-truffle-brownies/

    Thank you for sharing! :)

  23. Grace Massa Langlois Says:

    I’m so happy you enjoyed them Jhuls, I have to admit these are one of my favourite treats especially when I’m craving chocolate.

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