Ultimately, it boils down to this: food equals comfort. Truly, it does. Period, the end. Because when someone is sick or when someone dies, you bring food. And when there is a celebration or a baby or a graduation, you bring food. Yes, the world revolves around other things but food is comfort. Period, the end.
These brownies are comfort. They are chocolate and fudgy and a little bit crunchy because of the toffee that is laced throughout. When hot from the oven, they are gooey and messy. You have to drink them with a glass of milk and then when finished, you have to lick your fingers clean. They make you feel good inside, warm and squishy.
That, my friends, is my poignant thought for the day. Brownies make you feel warm and squishy inside. Period, the end.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
- 2 Tablespoons instant coffee
- ¼ cup hot water
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1⅓ cup sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 4 toffee bars, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.
- Combine coffee and hot water and mix until coffee dissolves. Combine butter and chocolate chips in a bowl. Microwave in thirty second increments until fully melted and smooth. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder in a dish.
- Combine coffee mixture, butter mixture, vanilla and eggs in a bowl and whisk until completely mixed. Add coffee mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Stir in toffee. Pour brownie mixture into the baking dish. Sprinkle with additional chopped toffee.
- Bake for 22 minutes until cooked through. Cool for 30 minutes before slicing