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Expresso Brownies

Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Makes 12-16

1 (8 oz) package baker's unsweetened chocolate squares, chopped
2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups real butter
3/4 cup starbucks espresso beans (ask them to grind for espresso)
3 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour

Ganache Topping:
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (or rest of bag remaining from above)
1 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Melt butter and stir in 2 tablespoons chocolate chips stirring until smooth. In a large bowl combine sugar and espresso. Use a hand mixer on medium speed and add butter/chocolate mixture from #2 above. Now add salt, eggs and vanilla and blend well. Reduce mixer speed and add flour. Blend to incorporate and then stir in the chopped 8oz of bakers chocolate. Spread batter into a greased and floured 9x13 pan. Bake for 55 to 70 minutes. Check often. Remove and cool.

Microwave whipping cream until almost boiling. Pour hot cream over 2 cups of chocolate chips in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon butter which makes the ganache shine. Spread ganache over brownies and put in fridge to cool. Serve chilled for best cutting and taste.

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