This post is sponsored by Madesco Labs, who also provided me with samples of their coffee filters in exchange for my sharing about their products. As always, the opinions expressed are my own.
Last week I posted my review of Madesco’s cold brew coffee filters. We’re still enjoying using the filters and have jars of both regular and decaf in the refrigerator at this very moment. I mentioned in passing that Madesco has also developed an awesome e-book featuring ways to use cold brew coffee in cooking. There are recipes for pancakes, ribs, chili and tons of desserts.
My family has two birthdays and two wedding anniversaries in June and since we were headed to Maine last week to visit, I opted to bring some dessert to celebrate. There were so many tempting recipes to choose from in the e-book: ice cream, coffee cake, chocolate cake, brownies and even something called “sausage cake”. Really, you need to download the free Madesco e-book!
I opted to make the Nutella Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee Brownies, because Nutella + coffee + chocolate is a perfect combination in my book. Overall the recipe wasn’t too different from other brownies I’ve made in the past, but I did have a couple minor issues with it. The recipe calls for the unsalted butter to be softened, but since the butter gets melted in step 3, softening really isn’t necessary (which is perfect if you’re like me and always forget to soften your butter). I did a little research to convert the 1/2 cup of unsweetened chocolate into 3 ounces, because my unsweetened chocolate bars were a lot easier to measure that way. There’s also a typo in the e-book recipe – the ingredients list said “baking soda”, but the instructions called for “baking powder”. It should say soda in both locations. Lastly, I substituted standard granulated sugar for the caster sugar the recipe listed, because I’m cheap and lazy.
Despite my pickiness with the recipe and my changes, the brownies turned out great! They were thicker and fudgier than brownies I often make and really rich. They were a little messy due to the Nutella, but that made them all the more fun to eat. As expected, the Nutella, coffee and chocolate all mingled together beautifully. I would definitely make these brownies again and look forward to trying other recipes from the Madesco e-book.
Nutella Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee Brownies
- 6 oz. unsalted butter softened
- ½ cup unsweetened chocolate 3 ounces
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup Madesco cold brew coffee
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup caster sugar or granulated
- ½ cup chocolate hazelnut spread Nutella
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a 9 in. square baking tin with parchment paper with an extra ¼ - ½ inch on each side.
- Melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate together over a pan of boiling water. Stir until smoother and combined. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder together.
- Whisk the eggs and cold brew into the chocolate mixture.
- Add the flour mixture and sugar. Stir well to combine.
- Pour batter into prepared pan. Swirl the Nutella into the brownies and bake for about 25 minutes. They should be fudgey and a little undercooked when removed from the oven. Bake for 30 minutes for a cake-like texture.
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this would be great to have!
Lisa Valinsky says
Love cold brew coffee!
Kelly Nigl says
Loooove cold brew, it is so much smoother and less acidic. I wish there was a hot coffee version of cold brew, something that is less acidic, is there?
I think it really depends on the coffee you use and how you brew it. I don’t drink a lot of coffee, but I think people generally say that pour over or AeroPress coffee is less acidic than traditional drip.
I love my cold brew coffee with half and half and a dash of vanilla. Otherwise, I like using coffee in place of water in chocolate cake (:
I love iced coffee with hazelnut!
I would love to win do I could try these brownies!
manda overturf says
I like iced coffee
Lewis Perry says
Coffee brownies with nutella? Hmmmm… That looks really good..
I love Peet’s Havana Cappuccino.
Mandi Smith says
I love cold brew coffee, and now after reading the recipe I can not wait to try the coffee brownies
I would love to win do I could try these brownies! I like vanilla sugar free!
Susan Christy says
I just tried sweet cream iced coffee and it was delicious! Most of the time I drink vanilla iced coffee.
i cannot get enough of my hazlenut iced coffee
I’m a huge fan of cold brew/iced coffee, and I’ve missed it so much since I’ve been pregnant!! ?
Iced coffee is seriously my favorite!!! This summer though I’ve also really been into sparkling water or water with fresh mint. SO good!
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