Fudgy Mocha-Toffee Brownies

  • chilipebs Posted: 12/15/08
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    These turned out great. Just the perfect hint of coffee flavor. They came out very fudgy and stayed that way for a couple days. I cooked for only about 3 minutes longer than the recipe called for.

  • juliebug Posted: 08/14/09
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    These brownies are scrumptious! I've made them a couple of times without any changes to the recipe. They're rich and gooey, not dry at all. I served them with a scoop of ice cream, and a dollop of fudge to guests, but they're just as good plain (there's nothing "plain" about them). I'm amazed by the varying reviews. This recipe is a keeper for me!

  • AnneRice Posted: 02/13/10
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    I find these brownies to be DELICIOUS, especially for coffee lovers. I have made them many times (with no changes to the recipe) and have never had any problem with their being dry or hard. Yes, the batter is stiff, almost like a dough; but the brownies bake up moist and gooey! Could it be that those who found them dry and/or hard overcooked them? That's so easy to do with brownies. Might be a nice treat for your Valentine! adr in Durham, NC

  • cookinfabulous Posted: 01/01/09
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    These are very good for a light brownie recipe, but I wouldn't make them for company.

  • poncel Posted: 01/10/09
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    I like mochas but having a coffee taste in a brownie just didn't do it for me. The consistency is fine, but the flavor is as my husband put it 'nasty'.

  • aramat79 Posted: 05/13/10
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    I didn't change anything in the recipe, and my brownies came out with a more cake-like texture than normal brownies. The toffee needs to be increased in order to even taste it. This was not my favorite and the coffee taste was a distraction, not a bonus.

  • gigipedrazam Posted: 06/26/09
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    SOOO Dry!!! I don't understand how some people got moist brownies with this recipe. There is no moisture!

  • nicnoble Posted: 10/15/10
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    99 is the best

  • dani123 Posted: 11/13/10
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    Amazing! These are probably one of the best items to come out of my oven, and I bake a decent amount. Highly recommend for a party or gathering, because otherwise it would be pretty easy to eat the whole bunch. For those who are keeping an eye on their diet, a single serving isn't too bad for you, either!

  • Helene20 Posted: 07/25/09
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    Made it tonight and was really good. Used Extra-Dark chocolate in the batter instead of chocolate chips. On top also added some chocolate chips. I had to add 2 tbsp of water to the batter because it was too dry. I baked for only 20 minutes. I really liked it and will make this dessert again. Even my boys said that it was really good even if it was low fat.

  • MsJacki Posted: 11/10/09
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    This recipe is awesome; my only regret was that I didn't make more!!!!

  • TripleA Posted: 10/04/09
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    As written, this batter was too dry to even finish mixing. I added between 1/4 - 1/2 cup of milk. I didn't add any toffee bits. Then, I baked the batter in mini muffin tins and made a PB frosting to top them with, and let me tell you, YUM! The coffee flavor comes through very well and we loved them!

  • gr8sabaker Posted: 10/16/10
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    I overbaked these a tad, and they were still wonderful! A word to the wise. Don't make these brownies if you're alone and depressed.

  • crusnock Posted: 12/23/09
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    The batter was thick and a bit difficult to stir, but my brownies turned out really moist. I wonder if the people who got dry brownies didn't weigh their flour. The coffee flavor was good at first, but got stronger if you ate more than one. So I plan to try less coffee next time. I took these in for an office party and they went pretty fast - lots of positive reviews.

  • JeJansonius Posted: 02/05/10
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    I'm a younger cook, so I often look for easier recipes and ones i can incoporate a little fun into! I split the butter in half with applesauce to cut out some extra calories and added sugarfree toffee candies from weight watchers on top! They turned out very moist and delicious! I am a coffee love though so thats what made it for me, i usually don't enjoy brownies!

  • joyce2272 Posted: 10/29/10
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    Has anyone used Kahlua instead of the water and instant coffee?

  • christinicole Posted: 07/26/10
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    Yum-O!

  • cubbieter Posted: 09/05/11
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    Great recipe. Helpful hints: 1. Do not overbake. 2. Do not attempt to double or triple the recipe unless you have a good arm for mixing. 3. If you decide to triple the recipe, it will bake nicely in a jelly roll pan. I have been using this recipe since it's debut in 2005. Family and friends LOVE it. Happy baking.

  • MereUbu Posted: 02/01/12
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    Hands-down favorite brownie recipe ever! I can't imagine how anyone could make these and have them turn out dry. Maybe too much flour and overbaking? I've made them at least a dozen times, and they've never been anything but fudgey, moist, and full of naughty coffee/toffee goodness. Every member of my family (the kid included) asks for these all the time. They're also delicious frozen, chunked, and served on ice cream. I'd give these six stars if I could!

  • CherylMD Posted: 02/05/13
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    Really excellent. Everyone, even self-proclaimed non-brownie aficionados came back for seconds. I doubled the batch, put in a 9 x 13 and baked for 30 to 35 minutes. They were completely fudgy. I could see (if you were having trouble with moistness, which we did not) you might want to try adding baby food prunes to moisten it up. The batter was stiff, but that did not stop us from incredibly moist brownies. I concur with others, take them out before you think they are done.

  • joyceam Posted: 02/15/13
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    FANTASTIC!!! I replaced the instant coffee/hot water with 1/4 cup Kahlua, and it turned out really well. You can't taste the coffee flavor, just makes the chocolate taste richer. I didn't have toffee chips, so I just left them out. Would be good with whatever topping you prefer (e.g. nuts, chocolate chips, chopped up toffee candy bars...mmmm). Had to cook for about 30 mins. Came out really fudgey - yum! Best straight from the oven, but still moist the next day. These are some of the best brownies I've made/tasted. The dough is pretty thick, but nothing my stand mixer couldn't wrestle!

  • London1 Posted: 07/21/13
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    I added some extra water as I found the batter very dry. I also cut down the sugar. I found the brownies more cake-like; not rich like a brownie. They were okay but I wouldn't say they are worthy of a remake.

  • FarmerD Posted: 12/11/13
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    I might give these six stars, if I could. True enough, the "batter" was more like heavy dough, but a wonderfully, fudgy, gooey brownie is the result. I took care not to over-bake, per other reviewer comments and the fact that I was using a glass pan which I understand to bake faster. They were shared with kids and grownups and every last one was crazy for them, having seconds in spite of the richness. Lacked the toffee and can only imagine how that would be a fun addition, or, maybe, crumbled Heath bars? Mmm.

  • daneanp Posted: 06/15/14
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    Ooey, gooey, chocolate deliciousness. I thought I had toffee chips but they turned out to be peanut butter chips. OMG, great sub. I still prefer the toffee for the crunch though. Be sure to have some milk on hand.

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