Chocolate Chip Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies filled with toasted pecans are topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. These are seriously THE BOMB!
Servings 24 Brownies
- 1 cup butter
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1 tsp dried espresso powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs beaten
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 cups chopped pecans toasted
- 6 ounces 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 3 ounces cream cheese softened
- 6 Tbsp butter softened
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Grated chocolate optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To Make the Brownies
Melt the butter and chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Add the dried espresso and mix to combine. Cool to room temperature.
Cream sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl; add chocolate mixture and mix well.
Combine flour and salt with a whisk and add to chocolate mixture, mix well.
Stir in pecans and chocolate chips and spread batter into a greased and floured 9X13 inch pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool.
To Make the Frosting
Beat the cream cheese until soft. Add the butter, beating until smooth. Stir in the milk and vanilla.
Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth; add milk a half teaspoon at a time if necessary until desired spreading consistency,.
Spread over cooled brownies; garnish with chocolate if desired.
Serving: 1 | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g