If you are anything like Cakeyboi - you cannot function without your coffee. And recently I came across a recipe for Pecan Mocha Brownies which incorporate Starbucks Via sachets - caffeine and cocoa altogether - as Ina would say - 'How bad can that be??'.
The recipe uses four sachets of the coffee and you can use any of the blends available, but I would avoid the new 'Blonde' roast as it is just a little too mellow. The recipe also calls for pecans, but does state that you can substitute the nuts for alternatives. I plumped for a combo of both pecans and white chocolate chunks. The recipe recommends baking time of 25 to 30 minutes. I went for the lesser of the two, as I like my brownies really gooey, but if you would prefer them a little less on the raw side - I would go for the full 30 minutes, depending on the size of your brownie pan of course!
The result was a delicious brownie, perfect with a good cup of Starbucks Via on the side. If you'd like to make this recipe, it can be found at the Waitrose website.