Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hazelnut Mocha Brownie Pie Squares #Recipe

Brownie Pie Squares by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 013_zps27b4f512.jpg


Hazelnut Mocha Brownie Pie Squares

That's right - this is a combination of PIE & BROWNIES!!  It's a brownie with a crust and frosting!! AND it blends the flavors of Chocolate, Coffee & Hazelnut!!

This is the kind of dessert that you will eat with your hands - the frosting is finger-licking good!  Since the crust is thicker than a pie crust - eating with a fork is difficult - just pick it up & eat - no utensils needed.

Brownie Pie Squares by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 001_zpsafebb4dc.jpg

Printable Recipe
Crust
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup finely ground hazelnuts
3/4 cup flour


Spray a square Pyrex container.  In a medium size mixing bowl - Stir together the sugar, hazelnuts, flour and then cut the butter into that mixture.  Press this crumbly dough into the Pyrex dish (see picture above).  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes (or until desired doneness is achieved).  Prepare the brownie dough while the crust bakes.




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Brownie Layer

2 eggs

2/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup Hazelnuts (finely ground)

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup milk

1/3 cup cocoa

2/3 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla
layer of chocolate chips (I used 1 cup of the semi-sweet mini chocolate chips)

Melt the butter & set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, eggs & sugar - stir with a wooden spoon until combined.  Now add the melted butter & continue stirring until mixed.  Add the remaining ingredients & stir just until combined. 
Remove the crust from the oven & spread the mini chocolate chips on the crust while it is still warm.  On top of the chocolate chips pour the brownie dough & gently spread with a spatula (see bottom left picture).  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 (or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean).  Place on a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting.



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Frosting

1/8 cup butter (softened)

2+ tablespoons cream (half & half or whipping cream)

1 teaspoon instant coffee

2/3 cup powdered sugar
With an electric mixer - blend the butter, 2 tablespoons of cream, instant coffee & 1/3 cup of powdered sugar.  Once that is smooth add the second 1/3 cup of powdered sugar - if it is too stiff then add another tablespoon of cream  OR if it is too runny then add more powdered sugar (see top picture on the right).



Brownie Pie Squares by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 010_zps043456ce.jpg

Spread the frosting on the top of the brownies - MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE COMPLETELY COOLED!!
Cut, serve & ENJOY!!



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12 comments:

  1. I am still sick and in bed nursing a bad case of the flu and these brownies would just be too awesome to have. I love the hazelnut cocoa combo :)

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  2. this looks amazing!!!! I really want to grab a slice right of the screen!!

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    1. Thanks so much! - The digital screen squares have not calories (hahaha)

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  3. This looks so yummy :-) Checking it out from turn it up Tuesday! I wish I had some :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  4. Oh, my these do look wonderful! Thanks for a great recipe!

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  5. This looks delicious! thanks for the recipe :) Hazelnut is my faves!

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  6. The combination of hazelnut and chocolate was made in heaven, I just know it..... YUM!!!
    :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique
    PS This would be a fun link fun at my Wednesday party too!!

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  7. Wow! Do these brownies ever look yummy ;o) Thanks for sharing your recipe. Just stopping by from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine's Corner. Hope to catch up with you again this coming Thursday at the hop. Stop by and visit me when you have a minute at www.mamaslittletreasures.com - I'm not so great in the recipe department (that's why I love to visit bloggers who are good cooks!) but I do have several fun free craft tutorials. Enjoy the brownies! Nina

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  8. Yum, yum! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style.

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