Usually, we make our brownies from scratch, but due to a time constraint and the need to bring something rich and yummy to a friend’s house, we opted for a box mix. Probably any mix will do, but we used Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking Mix – a great choice!!
We added 1 tsp of cinnamon to the mix. This really adds a hint of spice to the chocolate without being overpowering. The next addition was a glaze – an espresso glaze! Cut the brownies into small bites because you won’t be able to eat just one!
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbs unsalted butter at room temp
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp espresso powder
Dissolve the espresso powder in 2 Tbs of water, add vanilla. Whisk in the powdered sugar and butter.
Whisk until smooth. Pour glaze over cooled brownies and refrigerate until set. Cut into bite-size pieces.