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Fudgy Dirty Chai Dark Chocolate Brownies

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These exceptionally decadent and fudgy dirty chai dark chocolate brownies will elevate your brownie experience. You won't be able to resist just one! The hardest part is waiting for them to bake and then cool!

These exceptionally decadent and fudgy dirty chai dark chocolate brownies will elevate your brownie experience. You won't be able to resist just one! The hardest part is waiting for them to bake and then cool!

My oh my. Where do I even begin with these brownies? For one, they are decadent. Two, they are dense. Three, they have all my favorite flavor combinations and more.

Additionally and most importantly, you will only dirty one bowl. Win win!

These exceptionally decadent and fudgy dirty chai dark chocolate brownies will elevate your brownie experience. You won't be able to resist just one! The hardest part is waiting for them to bake and then cool!

Have you ever had a dirty chai latte? I had my first one a couple years ago and was absolutely HOOKED.

I found my love for chai teas at this local coffee shop. The aroma was intoxicating and I couldn’t imagine anything better until my friend told me that if you add in a shot of espresso, it makes it dirty.

I like things dirty. Like dirty martinis and dirty chai lattes.

What is it about dirty things that make them that much better?

These exceptionally decadent and fudgy dirty chai dark chocolate brownies will elevate your brownie experience. You won't be able to resist just one! The hardest part is waiting for them to bake and then cool!

The base brownie recipe is based off of my sister-from-another-mister’s brownie recipe that she has been dying for me to make. She sent it to me ages ago and I never got around to making it because I had such a hard time finding dark chocolate cocoa powder. I swear she would ask me every week if I had made the recipe yet.

Finally, she sent me two canisters of the dark chocolate cocoa powder.

I guess being an Amazon fiend, I failed cause I don’t know why I didn’t even think to order off Amazon, lol

Anyway, so I decided to combine my homemade chai spice blend with two shots of espresso in this recipe to make it a DIRTY CHAI BROWNIE.

These exceptionally decadent and fudgy dirty chai dark chocolate brownies will elevate your brownie experience. You won't be able to resist just one! The hardest part is waiting for them to bake and then cool!

I am telling you now — it is going to be hard to resist and hard to wait while this thing is baking because of its aroma. It’ll honestly be even harder waiting for this to cool before you cut into it. Or you can be like me, just say YOLO and dig a spoon right into the center ?

These exceptionally decadent and fudgy dirty chai dark chocolate brownies will elevate your brownie experience. You won't be able to resist just one! The hardest part is waiting for them to bake and then cool!

Fudgy Dirty Chai Dark Chocolate Brownies

These exceptionally decadent and aromatic brownies will be your new favorite dessert!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 9 brownies
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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon chai spice
  • ¾ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper with sides hanging off the sides and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine melted butter and sugar. Using a hand mixer, mix well for 2 minutes. Add vanilla and espresso, mix for another minute. Add eggs one by one mixing for 1-2 minutes after each addition.
  • Sift in flour, chai spice, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a spatula, fold dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just combined. 
  • Fold in the chocolate chips until just combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan into an even layer. Smooth out the top with the back of your spatula.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the center of the brownies in the pan no longer jiggles and is just set to the touch (the brownies will keep baking in the hot pan out of the oven). If testing with a toothpick, it should come out slightly dirty for fudgy brownies.
  • Let cool completely then using the parchment paper hanging off the sides, gently pull up to lift the brownie out of the pan and onto a cutting board.
  • Slice into thick squares. If not decadent enough, serve with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream on top ;)

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 579 kcal | Carbohydrates: 74 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 32 g | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 55 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Brownies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert

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Recipe Rating




Naomi

Thursday 18th of July 2019

This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it! If I sub dark roast coffee for espresso (I don’t have an espresso maker), how much is in a shot? I feel silly asking, but do I literally just fill a shot glass with coffee?

Julie Wampler

Sunday 21st of July 2019

Haha yes, just fill a shot glass with coffee! :)

Jackie

Thursday 13th of September 2018

Hi! This looks very good, and I can finally try my hand at it after finally finding dark cocoa powder.

I had a question, though. Is the espresso going in, in liquid form, or powdered/ground form? I've made recipies before that call for powdered and I just wanted to be sure.

Thanks!

Julie

Thursday 13th of September 2018

Liquid!

Emily Prueitt

Friday 27th of October 2017

These look so good! I love chai flavoring. Can the espresso be substituted with anything else? Thank you!

Julie

Sunday 29th of October 2017

Hi, you could try dark roast coffee?

Shae

Friday 20th of October 2017

Hi! I'm wondering what sugar substitutes you think might be good for this recipe? My boyfriend lives a keto diet, so We have to limit carbs where possible.

Julie

Saturday 21st of October 2017

You could probably do coconut palm sugar for the granulated sugar. I haven't tested it that way though so all substitutions should be done with your best knowledge.

Karen

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Yum! I never thought to bake with Chai spice, I'll have to check it out. Btw, you can find Hershey Special Dark cocoa powder at most any grocery store or Target (at least where I live).

Julie

Thursday 19th of October 2017

Thank you!