Chile Mocha Brownies — An Easy ALDI Recipe

Chile Mocha Brownies — An Easy ALDI Recipe

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I’ve always been a die hard black coffee drinker, only picking up a mocha at Starbucks maybe a couple of times a year… except for that one dangerous fall when they offered the chile mocha in stores. Way too much of my precious disposable income went to my local Starbucks that fall, and way too many of those mochas went into me.

Chile Mocha Brownies

chile mocha brownie topped with vanilla ice cream

Well, this week I was looking at the dregs of my most recent batch of Crofton cold brew coffee… and I was looking at a box of Baker’s Corner brownie mix… and I ran across this lifehacker article on using coffee instead of water in baking mixes… and it was like a light bulb went on inside my head.

Let’s jazz up ALDI’s Baker’s Corner brownie mix!

chile mocha brownies ingredients

You know how it’s always more fun to doctor up a box of brownie mix than to enjoy it plain? So here’s a super easy all ALDI recipe for chile mocha brownies, taking advantage of the awesome cold brew coffee from the Crofton cold brew coffee system (or any brewed coffee would likely do!), a  box of Baker’s Corner brownie mix, chocolate chips, and a little vanilla + cinnamon + spice.

brownie + ice cream

These are good on their own, but even better topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream; the cool creaminess of the ice cream offsets the cinnamon spice kick of the chile mocha brownies to perfection. And these are so good! If you also are missing those chile mochas, try the brownie + ice cream alternative here and let me know what you think. 

How to make chile mocha brownies from box mix

Chile Mocha Brownies -- An Easy ALDI Recipe

Chile Mocha Brownies -- An Easy ALDI Recipe

Yield: 12 brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Chile mocha brownies: A super easy all ALDI recipe using Baker's Corner Fudge Brownie Mix and a few simple add-ins! Try topping with vanilla ice cream :).

Ingredients

  • 1 box Baker's Corner fudge brownie mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees (350 degrees if you are using a dark metal pan).
  2. Spray the bottom of an 11"x7" glass baking dish (or pan) with cooking spray.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Pour brownie batter into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a butter knife inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.
  6. Let cool a bit before slicing.
  7. Enjoy topped with vanilla ice cream! (optional)

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