Nicole Carey

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October 4, 2021

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Triple Espresso Brownies

You’re in the right place if you love chocolate, espresso and the perfect combo of both! These Triple Espresso Brownies are more than heavenly! Once you make these, you will have a tried and true staple in your household!

What makes these Triple Espresso Brownies stand out are the Marich Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans. Without these, the brownie wouldn’t be elevated. The added crunch and high quality chocolate is DIVINE! I can’t wait for you to try and fall in love with these high-end brownies just as much as me!

Must-Have Ingredient:

Marich Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans

You can buy these directly through Marich! I have a discount code that will save you some money when getting your baking + snacking arsenal stocked up!

What makes Marich the best on the market?

What makes Marich so special is that all packaged Marich Pancrafted Chocolates are fair trade certified. When you buy Fair Trade Certified, you are giving back to the Cocoa growers! The farmers can then create a better work environment and help their community! To learn more, CLICK HERE!

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Recommended High-Quality Ingredients:

Orson Gygi Guittard French Vanilla Semi-Sweet Chocolate Wafers

You can get these directly from Orson Gygi HERE! Truly the best chocolate to bake with! We taste tested all the chocolate options in Salt Lake City at Orson Gygi and we use this chocolate exclusively in our kitchen!!

Cacao Barry Cocoa Powder 100% Cocoa Extra Brute

This is the highest quality Cocoa Powder on the market!!! I recommend it to everyone I know. Ingredients truly make and break the full flavor of any recipe you create! You can get it from Amazon HERE!

Nielsen Massey Vanilla Bean Paste

Hands down a STAPLE in your kitchen. I don’t use any other brand and I always perfer Vanilla Bean Paste over extract for a deeper richer flavor!!! You can get this from Amazon HERE!

Medaglia D’Oro Instant Espresso Coffee

This is one of the best Espresso Powders on the market. It gives the full, rich flavor of espresso! You can get it on Amazon, HERE! Highly recommend!

What You’re Here For: The Recipe!

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Triple Espresso Brownies

  • Author: Nicole Carey
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 9 large brownies 1x


Rich and fudgy espresso brownie layered with creamy espresso buttercream on top. The final touch of Marich Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans chopped and layered for the perfect crunch on top! You’ll be awake and ready for your next decadent piece of Triple Espresso Brownie!



Espresso Brownies

  • 10 tablespoons (5 oz) salted butter cubed
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (sifted)

Espresso Buttercream

  • ½ cup salted butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Espresso Bean Topping

  • 1/2 cup Marich Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans finely chopped


Espresso Brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray OR line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang on 2 sides. (See Note)
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter and chocolate over low heat until melted, stirring often.
  3. Once melted, take the pan off the heat.
  4. Add the espresso powder and sugar. Stir until combined.
  5. Add the beaten eggs. Stir until combined.
  6. Add the sifted cocoa powder and sifted flour. Stir until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared 8 x 8 pan. Smooth the top and bake for 25-30 minutes. Check with a toothpick, moist crumbs should appear when you know its done. It shouldn’t have wet batter or be completely dry.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely in the pan.
  9. Once cooled, frost the brownies with the Espresso Buttercream in the pan OR remove the brownies from the pan (if you used parchment paper) and frost with the Espresso Buttercream.
  10. Sprinkle the chopped Marich Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans evenly on top of the Espresso Buttercream layer  
  11. ENJOY!

Espresso Buttercream

  1. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer (or using a stand mixer), mix the softened butter until creamy.
  2. Add the sifted powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the espresso powder and milk. Stir until the espresso powder is dissolved fully.
  4. Add the espresso milk mixture and vanilla bean paste to the frosting. Mix until light and fluffy.

Marich Dark Chocolate Espresso Bean Topping

  1. Finely chop the Marich Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans


  • Option 1: Spraying the Pan
    • Do this if you plan to keep the brownies in the pan when frosted & topped
  • Option 2: Parchment Paper
    • Do this if you want to remove the brownies from the pan to frost & top
    • The overhanging parchment paper in both directions help to make it easier to pull out the brownies
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! The Marich Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans are the true star of the show. Without a doubt, I know you will find those and more you love over on Marich’s website HERE! The best chocolate & unique flavor profiles that you will DIE for once you get your hands on them.


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  1. Sadie says:

    Ok, LOVE! This is exactly what I needed today. I love all your content… but this one hits extra! Thanks for sharing, you’re my home-making idol. 🤍

    • Nicole Carey says:

      Thank you Sadie!!! I can’t wait to see your creation! I know you and your little fam will enjoy these!!! A cozy fall treat, that’s for sure!!!

  2. Jessica says:

    UM YUM, this mom needed a pick me up and this was perfect!

  3. Julie Troeppl Milstead says:

    Beautiful and tempting recipe to try! Your pictures are making me drool for sweets! And your recipe and directions are easy to read and follow. Thank you for sharing this Nicole.

    • Nicole Carey says:

      Thank you Julie!!! I’m so glad it is easy to follow and it helps you get in the kitchen to make a sweet treat!! xoxo, Nicole Carey

  4. Kerry McDonald says:

    These were so amazing! Just the right amount of espresso and chocolate! Im a huge chocolate person and these are one of my favorite brownies to make!

    • Nicole Carey says:

      Thank you KERRY!!! The espresso QUEEN!!! I’m so glad you loved them!! Thanks for reviewing!!! xo, Nicole Carey

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