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Wow! The orange zest really makes these lovely cookie bars! Absolutely beautiful flavor and I underbaked them a bit so they would stay chewy and gooey. I cut the recipe in half and used 1/4 c white and 1/4 c milk chocolate chips. These are going in the keeper file!

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under12parsecs June 09, 2011

My result was good and yummy but was like a cake texture wise. It was not a fudgy brownie but was nevertheless delicious. I cut back a bit on the sugar and used dark chocolate chunks. Made for ZWT 7.

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katew June 04, 2011

These were extremely tasty! Mine did not, however, turn out like a brownie. They were kind of like cake with a crunchy toffee bottom crust. I'm not sure if I might have over "fluffed" the butter and sugars or if it might have been because I used egg beaters instead of the actual eggs. Regardless of them not turning out quite as I had expected, I rather enjoyed the crunchy bottom crust (but it was kind of hard to get out of the pan at first). My toffee was chocolate covered and I used only about 3/4 cup white chocolate because that's what I had. I used orange extract (didn't have any fresh oranges) and cut down on it (only 1/4 tsp) since one reviewer suggested that the orange overpowered the coffee flavor. These really were great though! Thanks for posting such a tasty alternative to brownies!

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the_cookie_lady December 15, 2008

These are really good. Sweet, yes, but very flavorful. My husband is not always a big fan of sweets, but he thought these were the best brownies ever. Moist and chewy. The only thing I might do differently next time is leave out about 1/4 cup of butter, as there was quite a lot of butter visible in the bottom of the pan. Thanks for posting!

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pattikay in L.A. September 18, 2008

I cut down the sugar in this recipe by about 1/4 cup. I also used brown chocolate chips since the grocery store didn't have white and chocolate covered toffee bits. The bars are very good and very sweet. Made for ZWT4

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Dreamer in Ontario June 14, 2008

I am requested to make these for work frequently. They are VERY sweet. I use 2 tsp of vanilla instead of the vanilla and almond and I use chocolate covered toffee bits instead of plain toffee bits. They are very gooey in the middle. Don't put them down on a piece of paper unless you want to see how much grease comes out of them. Think I'll go make some right now.

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gmadvm December 11, 2005

Very sweet. Very tasty. I didn't have the toffee bits so I ground up Heath Poppers (the candy) in my food processor and used those. WOW! I might increase the coffee "extract" next time as I found the orange zest to stand out more than the coffee flavor. Very sweet - takes just a small square to make the sweet tooth happy. Thanks!

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Elena Barrick May 18, 2005
Cappuccino Crunch Bars