Holiday Recipe Challenge: Paula Schmitt's Coffee Shop Quadruple Chocolate Espresso Brownies

My favorite indulgence used to be a rich decadent espresso brownie with a latte. These brownies are all that and more!
Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Desserts
Keyword: Chocolate, Mocha
Keto Chow Flavor: Chocolate, Mocha
Recipe Creator: Keto Chow Community Recipe
Servings: 25 servings
Calories: 118.95kcal
Author: Paula Schmitt



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil. Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt the unsweetened chocolate, 1/2 cup of sugar free chocolate chips, and butter in 30-second increments, stirring occasionally until the mixture is smooth and the chocolate is fully melted. Whisk in the cocoa and espresso grounds until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Combine the almond flour and Chocolate or Mocha Keto Chow in a bowl. Whisk to combine and break apart any large clumps. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the eggs, allulose, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl until combined, about 15 seconds. Whisk the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture; then stir in the flour mixture with a rubber spatula until just combined. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, spread into corners, and level the surface with a rubber spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a small amount of sticky crumbs clinging to it, about 32 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours, then remove the brownies from the pan using the foil overhang. Cut into squares, dust with powdered swerve, and serve. (Do not cut brownies until ready to serve; brownies can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated up to 5 days.) Brownies are best when warmed up before serving.


Photo of completed Coffee Shop Quadruple Espresso Brownies
If you don't like espresso, cut it out of the recipe.
Extra coffee brownies: Use 1 scoop of Mocha Keto Chow in place of Chocolate.
Mint brownies: Omit espresso, and use 1 scoop of Chocolate Mint Keto Chow instead of Chocolate Keto Chow, and add 1/2 tsp of mint extract.
Nutrition Facts
Holiday Recipe Challenge: Paula Schmitt's Coffee Shop Quadruple Chocolate Espresso Brownies
Amount Per Serving (38 grams)
Calories 118.95 Calories from Fat 93
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.34g16%
Saturated Fat 5.57g35%
Trans Fat 0.15g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.22g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.31g
Cholesterol 32.86mg11%
Sodium 91.02mg4%
Potassium 180.28mg5%
Carbohydrates 16.3g5%
Fiber 3.61g15%
Sugar 9.56g11%
Protein 3.67g7%
Vitamin A 184.65IU4%
Vitamin C 5.47mg7%
Calcium 37.71mg4%
Iron 1.72mg10%
Sugar Alcohol 11.13g
Net Carbs 1.56g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 38grams | Calories: 118.95kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.3g | Protein: 3.67g | Fat: 10.34g | Saturated Fat: 5.57g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.22g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.31g | Trans Fat: 0.15g | Cholesterol: 32.86mg | Sodium: 91.02mg | Potassium: 180.28mg | Fiber: 3.61g | Sugar: 9.56g | Vitamin A: 184.65IU | Vitamin C: 5.47mg | Calcium: 37.71mg | Iron: 1.72mg | Sugar Alcohol: 11.13g | Net Carbs: 1.56g

Photos by Sarah DeYoung Photography