By Muffin Goddess on October 10, 2003
Photo by under12parsecs
Photo by under12parsecs
"These are something a little different for a non-specific sweet craving. I made a couple of minor alterations, but the original recipe was Edwina Gadsby's submission to Home-Tested Cookie Recipes. I found that they are better a day or two after you make them."
Serving Size: 1 (1187 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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"
"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."
"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!"