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Sweets for the sweet on Valentine's day

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Valentines is near and what a better way to celebrate your love, but with homemade sweetness.

Deep chocolate with coffee flavor, moist and chewy, melt-in-your mouth goodness. Using miniature paper cups, place a brown square in each cup. Using a decorative small box place paper cups in box. Depending the size of the box, they can hold 6 to 12 brownie squares. Cover with a sheet of red tissue paper, cover with lid. Decorate with a bow or heart decorations.

Mocha Brownie Squares

Ingredients:

  • 1 T. espresso powder
  • 1/4 c. hot water
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pkg. fudge brownie mix (9 x 13 pan size)
  • 1-1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. pecans (chopped)

Directions:

Apply cooking spray to 9” x 13” baking pan; set aside.

Dissolve espresso coffee powder in hot water; let cool.

In large mixing bowl whisk oil, eggs and espresso liquid until completely blended. In a separate bowl pour in brownie mix and mash any clumps with a fork until smooth. Add in egg mixture and stir until well blended. Add chocolate chips and pecans. Spoon mixture in prepared pan. Bake per directions on brownie package.

Let cool before cutting. Cut into small 1-1/2 to 2-inch bite size squares to serve.

Tip: To keep edge of brownies from getting overcooked, cut aluminum foil into 2 inch strips. Wrap strips around edge of baking pan allowing some of the foil to hang over the edge of the brownies before baking.

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