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Mocha-Toffee Truffle Bars

This week's recipe comes straight from Betty Crocker herself.   Er, well, the Betty Crocker website anyway!  On a side note, I almost thought about trying to be Betty Crocker for Halloween, but ran out of time and didn't.  Maybe next year...

These bars are super rich!  They have a great chocolate flavor though, and the toffee bits blend in nicely.  Don't try one if you have a loose filling though.  Can you say sticky and chewy?  I would suggest cutting them into bite size pieces, especially for gift giving or treat platters.

I sent about half of them to work with D and apparently they disappeared quickly, with lots of requests for the recipe coming soon after!

The original recipe can be found here.  It is quite quick and easy to whip together, since it starts with a packaged sugar cookie mix.  Now, I admit that I don't usually like using mixes, but they can definitely be nice to have on hand, especially when you need to get something baking quickly during the hectic holiday season!

I didn't really make any changes, other than using bittersweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate, I only had 1 cup of toffee bits on hand, and I used espresso powder instead of regular instant coffee.  Mine took much longer than 2 hours to cool, but I think that my glass baking dish probably held the heat in longer than a metal one would have. 

Enjoy!  :)


Lee Ann said…
Those look yummy!
Tracy said…
They sound delicious!
Anonymous said…
I love mocha flavored desserts. This sounds SO good. Have a wonderful weekend!
Unknown said…
These look so rich & delicious, and I just love that you added the espresso powder. Super yummy!
Steph said…
Rich and chewy? Yes please! I'll take 12 :) These look great!
Sue said…
I love bars! Yours look delectable:)
Lisa said…
These look amazing!
Katy said…
Thank you all! I might add, that I think these are actually even better the next day. :)
Megan said…
Being Betty Crocker for Halloween would have been quite a kick.

But only if you were handing out the bars instead of candy!
Megan said…
Sometimes a mix can make life a little easier and I'm all for easy! These sound delicious. But then look at the words.
Mocha> Toffee> Truffle>I'm all for these!

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