Mr. O and I love to entertain. We’re not fancy about it; I don’t have pretty placemats, or even cups that match, but we love to cook for people. Typically, Mr. O takes care of dinner and I handle dessert…with the caveat that we never make the same thing twice. Though I have several recipes for brownies that I love (chewy brownies, fudgy brownies, brownies full of peanut butter), I found myself reaching for a new recipe the last time we had a group over. I was craving chocolatey fudge, but needed something a little more ‘adult’…wouldn’t coffee be a perfect addition? After some experimenting, cobbling together a few different recipes (and reading up on some of my favourite Food Network chefs), I came up with these. Rich, chewy, and topped with a thick layer of coffee-flavoured frosting; they were an instant hit (and now a permanent fixture in my brownie rotation).