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Cappuccino Brownies

Cappuccino BrowniesThese sophisticated coffee-flavored brownies, with a layer of cream cheese and a chocolate ganache topping, are the perfect addition to any dessert tray. Recipe is from the kitchen of Dena Rae Gerardi of Helendale, California.

Recipe Ingredients:

Brownie Layer:
1 (1 pound 3.8-ounce to 1 pound 7-ounce) package brownie mix for 13x9x2-inch pan
1 cup (6 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
Cream Cheese Layer:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules - divided use
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract - divided use

Topping:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Lightly coat 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. For Brownie Layer: Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for fudgy brownies. Stir in mini morsels. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. For Cream Cheese Layer: Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and 3 tablespoons of Taster’s Choice in small mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Using a teaspoon, dollop cream cheese mixture on top of brownie layer.
  4. Bakefor 30 to 35 minutes or until cream cheese mixture appears set and brownie portion is shiny. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  5. For Topping: Beat whipping cream in small saucepan just to a boil; remove from heat. Stir in remaining Taster’s Choice until dissolved. Add in semi-sweet morsels and remaining vanilla extract until melted. Transfer whipping cream mixture to medium bowl. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes or until thickened. Spread over top of brownies; refrigerate until serving time.
  6. To Serve: Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before cutting. Cut into bars with wet knife. Cover; refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Makes 40 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/40 of recipe): Calories: 210 Calories from Fat: 100 Total Fat: 11 g Saturated Fat: 5 g Cholesterol: 25 mg Sodium: 95 mg Carbohydrates: 27 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 17 g Protein: 3 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.