Have you tried Starbucks VIA yet? It has been available for a couple years now. I actually haven't had it plain yet (you know, just as coffee), but it has been awesome for baking! The instant coffee that was available before VIA was so bitter that after a few coffee flavored desserts, I just couldn't make any more! But that has changed!
My favorite way to have coffee is with a little bit (or a lotta bit) of Baileys. Some times that craving just happens and it is either not time for coffee (and the caffeine that accompanies it) or it is too early for Baileys. So my favorite coffee ends up being reserved for the weekends... unless... you make it into a brownie! Didn't think you could make that coffee and Baileys combo any better... but we just did! :)
This recipe is definitely rich with all of these bold flavors, so the brownie is a little fluffier instead of fudgy... otherwise you wouldn't be able to eat more than a bite or two! Pair it with a tall glass of milk because you're going to need it!
1 cup dark chocolate chips
.5 cup butter
.5 cup sugar
.5 cup brown sugar
.25 cup Bailey's
.25 cup cocoa powder
1 cup flour
1 tbsp vanilla
1 pack of Starbucks VIA
1 tbsp baking soda
1. Melt dark chocolate and butter in double boiler. Set aside and allow to cool for at least five minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in mixer; flour, sugars, cocoa powder, VIA, and baking soda.
3. Add eggs, vanilla, and Bailey's to cooled chocolate. Once fully combined, scoop chocolate into dry mixture and mix.
4. Use parchment paper to line baking dish, then spoon brownie batter into dish. Bake for 25 minutes. Let rest for five minutes and then enjoy!