Tasty Tuesday | Summer Snacks Part 4 #Recipe

Soooo…maybe this isn’t such a healthy snack, but its a snack none the less. I made this Mocha brownies over the weekend because my parents came to visit and stay with us for the weekend in celebration of Father’s Day. T.J. (DH as I use to call him) loves brownies and my dad will never pass up a snack so I was glad that they could both enjoy them. Also, I’ve had The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook for quite a while now and was looking for a reason to bake one of her delicious treats! 
These brownies are amazing and really simple to make. You may even have most of the ingredients right in your pantry now and if you do go turn the oven on right now and make these. 
The Pioneer Woman’s Mocha Brownies
  1. Four 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
  2. 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 4 large eggs
  5. 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  6. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Mae’s Mocha Icing:
  1. 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
  2. 5 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  6. 1/3 to 3/4 cups brewed coffee, cooled to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 325F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • To make the brownie batter, place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. 
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, being careful not to let it burn. Set it aside to cool slightly.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter ad sugar. Beat in the eggs.
  • With the mixer on low speed, drizzle in the melted chocolate. Add the vanilla extract and mix.
  • Add the flour to the bowl and mix just until combined; do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter in the baking pan. 
  • Spread it to even out the surface. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center is no longer soft.
  • Set the brownies aside to cool completely before icing.
  • To make the icing, in a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla.
  • Mix until slightly combined then add 1/2 cup of the coffee.
  • Whip until the icing is the desired consistency. If the icing is overly thick, add 1/4 cup more coffee.
  • It should be very light and fluffy.
  • Ice the cooled brownies, spreading the icing on thick. Refrigerate until the icing is firm, then slice the brownies into square. 

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Candice is a mom of three under 5. Originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.


  1. Brownies look awesome!

  2. Oh, these lok so good! I love your brownie to frosting ratio:)


  3. Do I have to read this post right before dinner! So yummy!!!!!!

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