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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Coffee Toffee Bars

A wonderful recipe for having something sweet with a nice cup of hot tea with a friend. Above you will see the cast of characters that make up this recipe. Aren't they sweet! :-)

Coffee Toffee Bars

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. almond extract (if you don't like almond you can easily subsitute vanilla or coffee extract in it's place)

 1 tbsp instant coffee (add up to 2 tbsp for more flavor)

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2 1/2 cups flour

1 cup chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semisweet)

Cream together butter and brown sugar.  Blend in the almond extract (or vanilla or coffee), baking powder and salt.  Add flour....this will make a stiff dough. Press mixture into a well-greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips on top.  Gently push chocolate chips into dough.  Bake @ 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.

*I found this recipe on the Tasty Kitchen blog (guess what the name of the member's name was that posted this recipe? - "nhsweetcherry"!!! Can you believe it?!?....not only is she from NH like ME but she has "cherry" in her member name!!!!! :-)

**I thought that these bars tasted even better the next day...the flavors of the almond and the coffee were wonderful.



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