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Monday, December 6, 2010

Coffee and Chocolate What's Not to Love?

Toffee Bars

1 Cup Soft Butter
1Cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Almond extract (I use vanilla)
1 tablespoon Instant Coffee (up to 2 tablespoons for more flavor)
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
2 1/2  Cups Flour (approximate)
1 Cup Chocolate Chips (up to 2 cups)

Cream together the butter and brown sugar.

Blend in the extract, instant coffee, baking powder, and salt.

Add enough flour to make a stiff dough.

Press into a well greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 min.

♣My notes♣

I like vanilla extract better. I use 2 tablespoons of instant coffee.

This is a very stiff dough and I usually end up using 2 cups of flour.

I make the dough in my food processor but any hand mixer would work fine.

Karen at Brayton Homestead Interiors asked for cookie recipes and for once I actually did a post in a timely manner. I took these photos in October however! CC and I make these bars often and she just took a batch back to her dorm to share with her suite mates.

Pour a cup of coffee and eat one of these...go on just do it.

grace surrounds us


  1. Hi Olive!

    Oh, this sounds awesome! I am going to try these. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. These look delicious. I have been eating a ton of Heath bars lately and these might just satify that sweet tooth! Thanks so much!


  3. OH NO! You are a Siren, perched on top of a pile of outrageously delicious Toffee Bars, singing your beguiling song and tempting me to crash my Diet Ship against those rocky shores!

    I can't even LOOK at those cookies today, I am weak I tell you, weak as water!

    But oh wow . . . they sure look good.
    Sigh ....... Cass

    PS Maybe men DO rule the world. Why can my husband eat stuff like this and not instantly gain 76 pounds?

  4. These look delicious and temptingly presented.

  5. Hello Olive... coffee and chocolate, my two favorites! Thanks for the recipe, I am going to make some... right now though, I wish I could just pull three or four out of the computer and eat them, Yum!... xoxo Julie Marie

  6. These look lush and I love the new Christmassy look to your Blog!

  7. how fantastic do they look and sound! thanks so much for posting the recipe, mudt try it- will add it to may post!

  8. Well, I am sitting with my tea...but sadly, no yummy cookies! I bet they are wonderful!

  9. I'm not sure what's not to love, but it all sounds good to me!

  10. the calories? ;)

    These look fabulous...

  11. Well I emailed this straight to the daughter. I hope they're ready by dinner!

  12. Sure...this is the day I wasn't going to eat any sweets. My resolve is quickly fading. Those look delicious!


  13. Those look so yummy. I can smell them from here.

  14. Oh my, Olive. I think I will add these to my baking list. I will make them and then eat one late at night and sit up thinking of you and your talents! Just kidding. This seems so simple that it must be done. Thanks! Ann

  15. Had me at coffee, hello, chocolate and love!

  16. Oh Olive, I want one of those! They look delish! laurie

  17. Yummy! Got any milk to go with it?! Let me know, I'll be right over the plate....just admiring of course....

    Purrs (because "she" taught me not to talk with my mouth full)


  18. Such an AwEsoMe "Sweet Treat"... YUM!!!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  19. Yum, yum!! I'll be over in the morning!! Save me some!! I will have to try this recipe!

  20. Toffee bars yum yum! They're perfect for my moms tea party tomorrow. Glad you've shared, its pretty easy. Enjoy the season!

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  21. Love your Christmas header! I'm giving you the Stylish Blogger Award....go my blog to check it out.

  22. Your toffee bars look scrumptious. Chocolate and coffee are my two major food groups. You mentioned on my blog that you love lamps and have lots of shades. I only seem to like one style of lamp (over and over again LOL) but I hope you'll do a post on your shades some time. Thanks for stopping by. Jane

  23. Hi, thanks for visiting me. You have a lovely blog.

  24. Oh Olive,

    These look extrememly yummy.

    I'd definitely go for Vanilla instead of almond too. I love vanillery things, especially at this time of year. The smell just wafts around the house.


  25. Oh Olive, these look so delicious. I'd definitely go with vanilla too. I'm such a fan of vanilla. Particularly at this time of year. It's such a homely aroma to waft arund the house.


  26. Another great recipe for a perfect holiday treat. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Your toffee bars look delish...can't wait to try them...yummy! ~Deb~

  28. These look really really good, darn it!.. might have to add them to the list for christmas baking. Thank you for your kind words and visiting my blog, glad you found me so I could find you!.. I LOVE old southern churches, old southern anything! I look forward to browsing your photos...

  29. These look delicious and like they would be perfect to give as gifts to friends and neighbors!
    Thanks for the recipe!

    Kat :)

  30. oh my ...
    looks like one could gain weight looking at these sin bars

  31. I can taste these heavenly bars by just looking at them! They looks so delicious. I'm so happy you included the recipe. I'll try them this weekend to take to a party on Sunday.
    Thank you.


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