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Brownie Waffles with Hazelnut-Cafe Whip

January 15, 2012 By: Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador Category: Creative, Decadent, Fun For Kids, Nutty, Off the Beaten Path, Super-Simple


Want a brownie, but you just can’t wait 40 minutes for baking time? Then you need a brownie recipe that takes (literally) 2 minutes to bake. And it’s a real show-stopper for last-minute guests who drop in!

Creative, fast, simple, and gorgeous. Crisp, buttery crust. Sweet, nutty topping. What more could you ask of a brownie recipe?

Hazelnut-Cafe Whip
1 tsp hot tap water
1/2 tsp instant coffee
1 Tbsp hazelnut flavored syrup
2/3 c Cool Whip
1/4 c chopped hazelnuts, toasted (optional garnish)

Here are the ingredients you need for the Hazelnut-Cafe Whip topping.

1 c brownie mix (NOT the whole box)
1 egg
2 Tbsp oil
1/3 c milk

2-4 Tbsp butter or margarine (for coating the griddle)

Here are the ingredients you need for the batter.

Make topping first. In a small bowl, put hot water then dissolve instant coffee in it. Add hazelnut syrup and mix completely. In a medium bowl, put 2/3 cup of Cool Whip. Add hazelnut-cafe mixture to the Cool Whip by gently folding it in.

Mix instant coffee into hot tap water, then add syrup and mix. Add that into your Cool Whip by gently folding.

Topping is done–isn’t the cafe-au-lait color just divine for this garnish? Refrigerate until your brownie waffles are ready to serve. If you have hazelnuts on hand, toast them in the oven for 5-6 minutes at 350 F so you can use them to “garnish your garnish.”

Now for the batter.

Heat waffle iron. Mix the 4 batter ingredients together until smooth; it will be thinner than a typical brownie batter. Grease cooking surface (either with cooking spray or with melted butter/margarine).

Mmmmm, put that golden stick right onto the sizzling-hot griddle -- both bottom and top. This will give you a sweet, crunchy crust! Don't skip this step, unless you want to see your waffle innards hanging from both sides of your waffler. Horrors.

Pour about 1/2 cup of batter onto the cooking surface, depending on how large your waffler is.

In 30 seconds, your kitchen is going to smell divine. In 3 more minutes, you'll be sitting down and stuffing your face!

Close lid. If your waffler has a “done” light, use that as a timer. Otherwise, count about 120 seconds. Open waffler, remove waffle with a fork, place onto a serving plate.

If you're efficient (and highly motivated), you've invested only about 5 minutes of time to get to this moment. And you're 1 minute away from shoving this mouthwatering masterpiece into your mouth. Keep moving!

Add a dollop of the gorgeous Hazelnut-Cafe Whip. . .  I do believe it’s flirting with me!

Speechless. Drooling. It gets better.

Add toasted hazelnuts. And get ready to PASS OUT from sheer bliss.

Oh, joy. Does it get any better than this?

Serve immediately. Wait for the gasps! You should have enough batter for 4 to 6 giddy guests–or 2 very hungry but madly delighted guests.