Sinful Hazelnut Mocha Brownies for Chocolate Lovers

Friends and fellow coffee and chocolate lovers, gather round. Today, I present to you a recipe that will revolutionize your taste buds – the hazelnut mocha brownies. Rich, fudgy, and decadent, these brownies are the epitome of indulgence. One bite of these luscious treats, and you’ll be transported to a world of pure culinary bliss.

But what sets these brownies apart from the regular ones? The answer is simple – it’s the hazelnut mocha flavor that elevates them to a whole new level. The combination of chocolatey goodness and the rich aroma of hazelnut coffee is an experience that’s hard to forget. These brownies are perfect for breakfast with your morning coffee or as an after-dinner treat.

At a glance, this may seem like an ordinary recipe. Still, once you delve into the ingredients list, you will realize that it is anything but ordinary. We have combined vanilla extract, confectioners’ sugar, heavy whipping cream, butter, hazelnuts – roasted and roughly chopped-, salt, baking powder, flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, semisweet chocolate chips, unsalted butter, eggs (or egg substitutes), hazelnut flavored instant coffee granules or espresso powder with unsweetened cocoa for a blast of flavor.

By making these brownies at home instead of buying them from the store or bakery, you get to indulge in something special crafted expressly by you. The cost-effectiveness of homemade treats cannot be ignored either. You save money without compromising on quality.

Finally, my dear friends and coffee aficionados let’s get down to business; let combining our two favorite flavors: coffee and chocolate!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Hazelnut Mocha Brownies
Hazelnut Mocha Brownies

Folks, let me tell you about something that will make your taste buds dance with joy. This here recipe is for none other than the rich and fudgy hazelnut mocha brownies. You might think you’ve had good brownies in the past, but these ones will knock your socks off.

Why should you love this recipe, you ask? Well, firstly, it’s got a perfect balance of chocolate and hazelnut flavors – something that’ll make any chocolate and Nutella lovers out there rejoice! The addition of espresso powder in the brownie batter only enhances its flavor profile, making it undeniably more delicious. Trust me when I say that each bite of this dessert is an absolute flavor bomb.

But that’s not all – these brownies are also pretty easy to whip up. Just mix together some eggs, sugar, flour, butter, hazelnuts and other ingredients (as mentioned in the ingredient list). This recipe is a piece of cake once you’ve got all your ingredients measured out – it’s as easy as making a standard brownie mix.

Moreover, this recipe has eggless brownie variations as well. Yes, the recipe accommodates all types of preferences and dietary restrictions without compromising on taste or texture. In fact, some people even prefer the eggless version to the traditional one!

Last but not least folks – can we talk about their presentation? The aesthetically pleasing swirls of homemade coffee ganache on top add not only an additional layer of flavor but also are visually delightful. Trust me folks; you’ll have a hard time resisting taking a picture before diving in!

In conclusion, with its decadent fudgy texture and rich flavors, this hazelnut mocha brownie recipe is bound to become your new favorite go-to dessert. Whether it’s for hosting a small gathering or treating yourself on Sundays afternoons – there is never really a wrong time to indulge in a slice of heaven!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with these Hazelnut Mocha Brownies.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these Hazelnut Mocha Brownies.

Here are the ingredients you need to make these delicious hazelnut mocha brownies:

  • Unsalted butter: 2 cups (4 sticks), melted
  • Granulated sugar: 1 cup
  • Brown sugar: 3/4 cup, packed
  • Eggs: 4 large
  • Vanilla extract: 2 teaspoons
  • Hazelnut flavored coffee: 1/2 cup, brewed strong and cooled
  • All-purpose flour: 1 1/2 cups
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: 3/4 cup
  • Baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Espresso powder: 1 tablespoon (optional)
  • Chocolate chunks or chips: 2 cups, roughly chopped
  • Hazelnuts: 1/2 cup, roughly chopped

Make sure to have all the ingredients on hand before getting started. You don’t want to be left scrambling in the middle of the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Who said brownies can't be fancy? Try these Hazelnut Mocha Brownies for a sophisticated twist.
Who said brownies can’t be fancy? Try these Hazelnut Mocha Brownies for a sophisticated twist.

Now it’s the moment we all have been waiting for, the recipe. If you want to satisfy your craving with a rich and delicious Hazelnut Mocha Brownie, just follow these instructions:


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups roughly chopped hazelnuts


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  3. Add the granulated sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  4. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  6. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  7. Sift in the flour and baking powder and stir until just combined.
  8. Fold in the chopped hazelnuts.
  9. Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper and pour in the brownie batter.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before cutting into squares.

Now, be ready to enjoy your amazing homemade Hazelnut Mocha Brownies! This recipe will surely exceed your expectations with its rich chocolatey taste and crunchy hazelnut bites!

Substitutions and Variations

 These Hazelnut Mocha Brownies are a game-changer for coffee lovers and chocolate lovers alike.
These Hazelnut Mocha Brownies are a game-changer for coffee lovers and chocolate lovers alike.

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Who says you have to stick to the recipe? Sometimes, substituting certain ingredients can elevate your dessert game to the next level. Here are a few ideas to change up your hazelnut mocha brownies recipe:

1. Swap out hazelnuts with almonds.

Do you love a good dose of crunch in your baked goods but aren’t fond of hazelnuts? Almonds can perfectly replace or complement the nutty flavor and texture of hazelnuts. Additionally, almond extract can be used in place of vanilla extract for an extra layer of flavor.

2. Add a dollop of Nutella on top.

If you’re a Nutella fan, try swirling it on top of the warm brownies as soon as they come out of the oven. The warm Nutella will perfectly complement the chocolatey and nutty flavors in these brownies.

3. Make it Irish.

Irish coffee is known for its bold espresso and boozy kick from Irish whiskey. To turn your hazelnut mocha brownies into an Irish treat, substitute 1/4 cup of strong brewed coffee with 1/4 cup of Irish whiskey for a rich, slightly boozy flavor.

4. Turn it into cake.

If you prefer cakes over brownies, then try turning this recipe into a delicious cake. Just add 1/2 cup more flour to the batter, bake for 25-30 minutes in a greased cake pan instead of an 8×8 dish, then top with coffee ganache and chopped hazelnuts for extra decadence.

Whether you’re looking to switch things up or adapt to what’s already in your cupboard, these substitutions and variations will give your hazelnut mocha brownies recipe an entirely new character that everyone will surely love!

Serving and Pairing

 I present to you, the perfect treat for your coffee break: Hazelnut Mocha Brownies.
I present to you, the perfect treat for your coffee break: Hazelnut Mocha Brownies.

Now that you have a plateful of warm, rich fudgy eggless hazelnut mocha brownies, let’s talk about how to fully enhance the delicious flavors. These chocolatey squares are so flavorful that it can be tricky to find just the right accompaniments without overpowering their boldness. Fear not, I’ve got some ideas for you.

First and foremostly, these eggless hazelnut mocha brownies pair perfectly with a tall glass of cold milk or hot espresso. The contrast in temperature melts the velvety texture of the brownie in your mouth, while also intensifying its sweet, nutty aroma.

In addition, topping each brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzling them with homemade hot fudge sauce will take these brownies to another level. The ice cream balanced with the sweetness of the fudge blends perfectly with the rich flavor of the chocolate hazelnut.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to switch things up a bit, try cutting these fudgy eggless hazelnut mocha brownies into small pieces and adding them as a topping on cakes such as chocolate or hazelnut cake. Or for Nutella lovers, adding Nutella frosting on top of these Nutella filled-rich fudgy treats will make your taste buds go wild.

Lastly, if you want to create an Irish-inspired dessert combo, try pairing it with an Irish Mocha. An Irish Mocha is made by adding a shot or two of Irish Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream into your regular mocha coffee – this drink pairs exceptionally well with these indulgent eggless hazelnut mocha brownies.

With these serving suggestions in mind, you’ll be able to elevate these delicious eggless hazelnut mocha brownies into a decadent dessert experience. Happy indulging!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Brush away the midday slump with a bite of these Hazelnut Mocha Brownies.
Brush away the midday slump with a bite of these Hazelnut Mocha Brownies.

Ah, the excitement of knowing that you can make a batch of these delicious Hazelnut Mocha Brownies ahead of time to share with your loved ones is unparalleled! Thankfully, this recipe can be made in advanced, and reheated for a quick, satisfying treat anytime you crave for them.

To make these brownies ahead of time, let them cool completely before you wrap them tightly with plastic wrap, and then seal them in an air-tight container. When stored appropriately, they will stay fresh for up to four days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator. However, we doubt that these rich and fudgy eggless hazelnut mocha brownies will last that long.

Reheating these brownies is easy-peasy too! All you have to do is preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the brownies on a baking sheet. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil to prevent them from burning, and then heat them in the oven for about 10 minutes. Once reheated, remove them from the oven and drizzle some coffee ganache on top for an extra indulgent experience.

As Twain said: “Good things come to those who wait,” so if you want to savor every last bite of these decadent hazelnut mocha brownies, follow our steps for storing and reheating so that they stay as scrumptious as they were when you first made them.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These Hazelnut Mocha Brownies are so good, you'll forget they're actually pretty easy to make
These Hazelnut Mocha Brownies are so good, you’ll forget they’re actually pretty easy to make

When it comes to making Hazelnut Mocha Brownies, a few tips can make all the difference. From choosing the right ingredients to preparing the batter, every step can affect the final result. Here are some useful tips to help you achieve perfect and delicious brownies every time.

Firstly, always measure your ingredients precisely. Baking is more science than art, and even a tiny mistake in measurement can throw off the balance and texture of your brownies. Use reliable measuring tools and follow the recipe accurately.

Another key tip is to pay attention to the temperature of the ingredients. Take out eggs and butter from the fridge at least an hour before baking, so they reach room temperature. This helps them blend with other ingredients better and creates a smoother batter.

When making a frosting or ganache for your Hazelnut Mocha Brownies, let it cool for a few minutes before spreading it on top of your brownies. This allows it to thicken slightly and become easier to work with.

To enhance the hazelnut flavor of these brownies, don’t skip the step of roasting hazelnuts before incorporating them into the batter. Roasting brings out their nutty aroma and makes them more fragrant.

Finally, let your baked brownies cool completely on a wire rack before cutting them into slices. This allows them to set and prevents crumbling or falling apart when you cut them. If you want extra neat cuts, chill your brownies in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before slicing them with a sharp knife.

With these tips in mind, you can elevate your Hazelnut Mocha Brownies recipe game and impress your guests or family with rich fudgy eggless hazelnut mocha brownies that taste just like they were made by a professional baker!


Now that you have the recipe for the delicious Hazelnut Mocha Brownies, it’s important to address any questions you may have. Here are some common FAQs that can help you troubleshoot any issues and allow you to enjoy these rich fudgy eggless brownies without stress or worries. So, let’s dive in!

What does adding coffee to brownie mix do?

To achieve richer and more decadent brownies that mimic those found in a professional bakery, you may want to try substituting water with coffee. Coffee and espresso are frequently utilized in the creation of exquisite chocolate desserts and treats since they have a way of complementing and intensifying the flavor of chocolate.

What is the secret to crispy brownies?

By whisking the eggs in a separate bowl prior to incorporating them into the batter, you introduce air to the eggs which becomes the secret ingredient that brings the textural masterpiece to the top of your brownies. The crinkled, crispy surface on top of the brownies is the result of this process, with moist chocolate cracks teasingly peeking through.

What are Katharine Hepburn brownies?

For a delectable chocolate dessert, you will need either 2 squares (2 oz.) of unsweetened baker’s chocolate or 1/2 cup of cocoa. Combine this rich flavor with 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, 1 cup of sugar, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, a pinch of salt and top off with 1 cup of roughly chopped walnuts or pecans.

How to make brownies Martha Stewart?

To prepare a delectable chocolate cake, we will require unsalted butter, unbleached all-purpose flour, baking powder, kosher salt, finely chopped unsweetened chocolate, safflower or coconut oil, and granulated sugar. We’ll need 7 tablespoons of room temperature unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the baking pan, as well as ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons of unbleached all-purpose flour. A pinch of baking powder and half a teaspoon of kosher salt will be used to add a little sponginess to the cake. Furthermore, we’ll need 7 ounces of finely chopped unsweetened chocolate, which measures approximately 1 ⅓ cups, as well as 3 tablespoons of safflower or coconut oil, and 1 cup of granulated sugar.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, these hazelnut mocha brownies are a must-try for any coffee lover and dessert enthusiast. They combine the rich, fudgy texture of brownies with the decadent flavor of hazelnuts and mocha, making for an irresistible treat.

Not only are they easy to make, but they also offer plenty of room for substitutions and variations, so you can tailor them to your liking. Plus, they can be made ahead of time and stored for later use.

So why not give these brownies a try? With their indulgent taste and satisfying texture, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering or event. Trust me, you won’t regret making these hazelnut mocha brownies – they are simply delicious!

Hazelnut Mocha Brownies

Hazelnut Mocha Brownies Recipe

I'm always looking for new brownie recipes because my kids love them. I recently tried these from Taste of Home and they were a hit.
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Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 290.6 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut flavored instant coffee granules
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped


  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant hazelnut flavored instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 cup chocolate chips and butter with coffee granules; stir until smooth, cool slightly.
  • In large mixing bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar, stir in chocolate mixture and vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
  • Stir in hazelnuts and remaining chips.
  • Pour into a greased 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 22-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter with cream and coffee granules; stir until smooth.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer to a small mixing bowl; beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
  • Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Frost brownies; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cutting.

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Serving: 64gCalories: 290.6kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2.8gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10.8gCholesterol: 56.3mgSodium: 130.3mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 24.2g
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