Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mocha Toffee Brownies

It is about time for some chocolate, don't you think? These brownies are ultra rich, ultra chewy, and ultra caffeinated. Enjoy them with a big glass of milk. You don't have to feel too guilty about eating them either, the recipe is from Cooking Light.

If you are a coffee fanatic, you could even make a simple coffee glaze to drizzle over the top with powdered sugar, a little instant coffee and a bit of milk. Just stir well to incorporate the powdered sugar then drizzle over the top. If that sounds like too much coffee flavor for you, then you might want to stick with a chocolate or caramel glaze. I had mine plain since that is what the recipe called for, and they are great that way too!

Updated: One thing I forgot to add earlier was that freezing these brownies for a few days, then defrosting, made them much less potent on the coffee flavor, and also incredibly moist. If you make these and they have too much of a coffee taste, I highly recommend freezing and trying them after a few days.

Bloggers who have also made this recipe: Something Swanky


Mocha Toffee Brownies
Makes one 9"-square pan

Cooking spray
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/4 cup toffee chips

1. Preheat oven to 350-f degrees.

2. Coat bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

3. Combine coffee and hot water, stirring until coffee dissolves.

4. Combine butter and chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 1 minute or until butter melts; stir until chocolate is smooth.

5. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine coffee mixture, butter mixture, vanilla, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add coffee mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with toffee chips. Bake at 350ยบ for 22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

6. If they haven't all been gobbled up, store leftover brownies in an airtight container for up to a week or wrap tightly in aluminum foil and freeze for up to four months.

Source: Cooking Light

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31 comments:

  1. yum! I love espresso brownies..and these are low-fat? That's even better! They look like they're probably fudgy in texture, which is how I like my brownies..I'll definitely have to try these.

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  2. Those look amazing! I can't wait to try them.

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  3. these look so dangerously delish that I am not sure whether to drop everything and make them NOW or pretend for the sake of my waistline that I never saw this post?

    Decided to make them now...

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  4. Your brownies look moist and yummilicious. I like the coffee flavor in them.

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  5. These look beyond wonderful. Seriously.

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  6. I'm a big brownie and coffee fan so these are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing them on Melt in Your Mouth Monday!

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  7. We like a lot of similar things--I've made mocha toffee brownies before too, but it's definitely not a light recipe. ha! These sound and look divine. Mocha and toffee is one of my favorite combos. My favorite cake is devil's food with mocha buttercream and toffee pressed into the sides. I call it "Mocha Crunch Cake." soo good!

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  8. these look amazing!!! thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Thanks for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS, next week is Father's Day Favortie Recipes, hope to see you linking up again!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

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  10. this sounds very yummy love brownies come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com and see what I shared

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  11. These look so good :) Hi! I found your site through the Tuesday Time-Out Hop. Please come follow me back at:

    http://healthykidshappykids.blogspot.com

    Thanks and have a great Tuesday!

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  12. This is my kind of brownie. I cannot wait to make these.

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  13. Hi there

    I came over from Something Swanky and these look divine! I'm your newest follower, check me out at www.trilogyedibles.com and see what I'm up to too (if you'd like :))

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  14. mocha? toffee? brownies? delicious? calling my name? yes. yes. yes!!!! :D these look so so so yummy!

    thanks for linking up to mangia mondays!

    -kristin

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  15. toffee. sigh. loved it. i can make it now with ghee...need to do that soon...

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice!

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  16. Is there anything better than homemade brownies? Only if there's coffee and toffee in them!

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday!

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  17. Hi Ali,
    What an awesome brownie. I love the flavor combination of mocha and toffee, a winner for me.
    Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. These look great. I would love to see them again at my link party that runs 5pm friday through Sunday! Hope to see you there. You can find the button for it on my blog now if you like.

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  19. I love anything brownie, and these would give me an excuse to have them for breakfast ;) Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Friday, see you next week! http://bit.ly/jHOrlN

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  20. Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday @ Nap Time Creations! Come back and link again next week! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  21. oh, I love a good chocolate brownie. I am going to have to give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday!

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  22. Mmm, coffee... Gotta try these sometime when we have a grown up party. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Those looks yummy! Thanks for linking this up as well!

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  24. YUM! Coffee AND chocolate! Can't go wrong with that combo. Right? Thanks

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  25. Oh my... it is way too early to be thinking about chocolate, but now you've done it.. and they are from cooking light too... woo hoo - I need to make a batch!! I am glad that I followed your link from the Sundae Scoop Link Party, I too am linking up if you'd like to visit.
    Hugs, antonella
    My post: http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/06/filigree-friday-free-fathers-day-badges.html

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  26. Oh yeah baby, definitely time for some chocolate when it's chocolatey goodness like these - YUMMY! Thanks for linking these up to the beach party :-)

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  27. Mmmm...sweet coffee, chocolatey toffee goodness!

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  28. This is such a temptping brownie and I am thrilled you linked it to Bake with Bizzy.

    I think, these would be good to serve at our famiy barbecue.

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  29. I NEED one! They look amazing! Thank you for sharing on WWWW!!

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  30. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party :)

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