Dry to the touch but moist and chewy inside, these decadently addictive pistachio-topped dark chocolate fudge brownies are so easy to make. Double the recipe for twice the fun!

Pistachio-topped Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, dark chocolate
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 2-inch square brownies
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 125 grams dark chocolate cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 65 grams butter cut into small pieces plus 1 tablespoon for greasing the pan
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup pistachio nuts lightly toasted and roughly chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Lightly butter the bottom and sides of an 8" x 8" pan. Line with baking paper, leaving a two-inch overhang. Butter the baking paper.
  • Place the chocolate, coffee and butter in a large glass mixing bowl. Heat in the microwave, at MEDIUM heat, for three to four minutes or until softened. Alternatively, use a double boiler and melt over hot water. Beat the chocolate and butter until smooth. Cool.
  • Add the eggs and mix until smooth.
  • Add the sugar and salt. Mix. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour. Mix until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the chopped pistachio nuts on top of the brownie batter.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350F or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out with very few crumbs.
  • Place the pan on a rack. Cool.
  • Using the overhanging baking paper, lift the baked brownie in one piece and transfer to a cutting board.
  • Cut into two-inch squares.


To store the brownies, arrange in a single layer in a container. Cover tightly and refrigerate. Reheat for 15 seconds in the microwave before serving.
If your container is rather small and won't fit all the brownies in a single layer, make a layer, top with non stick paper then form another layer on top.