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Show your love on Valentine's Day and bake Espresso Brownies With Kahlua Ganache, rich, fudgy, decadent brownies topped with a silky Kahlua chocolate! Valentine's Day | brownies | Kahlua | ganache | homemade | dessert | conversation hearts
Espresso Brownies With Kahlua Ganache
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Chilling Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Espresso Brownies With Kahlua Ganache is a homemade brownie recipe made with chopped chocolate and flavored with espresso powder giving these brownies a deep rich chocolate flavor. Top with a silky Kahlua chocolate buttercream frosting and conversation heart candy for a perfect Valentine's Day dessert!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: espresso brownies
Servings: 15
Calories: 475 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 Tbs. instant espresso granules
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
Kahlua Ganache:
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (1-12 oz. pkg.)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbs. Kahlua
  • 1 Tbs. butter, at room temperature
  • 15 large conversation hearts candy
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 7-inch x 11-inch baking pan with foil leaving a 2-inch overhang.
  2. Melt unsweetened chocolate and butter over medium heat in a medium saucepot, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and espresso granules until blended and smooth.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla, stirring after each addition.
  5. Stir in flour and salt until blended and smooth.
  6. Transfer to prepared baking pan and bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Using foil overhang, transfer brownies to wire rack and cool completely.
Kahlua Ganache:
  1. While brownies are cooling, place chocolate chips in a heat-resistant bowl. Microwave heavy cream and Kahlua until hot. Pour over chocolate chips and let stand 5 minutes or until chips begin to melt. Stir until smooth. Add butter and stir until blended. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until spreadable.
  2. Top brownies with Kahlua Ganache. Cut into 15 squares and top with conversation hearts.
Recipe Notes

Makes 15 brownies.

Nutrition Facts
Espresso Brownies With Kahlua Ganache
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 618IU12%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.