Toffee-Coffee Brownies

I’ve been craving toffee and chocolate – a wonderful combination. Especially the toffee from Azure Chocolat! (It is delicious and what I will be using for this recipe!) Check out my Azure Chocolat review! (Seriously if you are on Long Island GO HERE!) OK, let’s get to the recipe!

Toffee-Coffee Brownies

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens 

Ingredients

  • 1 19.8 – 21 ounce package brownie mix (Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix)
    • All ingredients called for to make the brownies
  • 1/2 cup toffee pieces (Azure Chocolat toffee) or your favorite toffee
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons instant espresso powder or instant coffee crystals
  • 3/4 cup canned vanilla frosting (Betty Crocker)
  • 1 tablespoon Irish cream liqueur or coffee liqueur
  • 1/4 cup toffee pieces (Azure Chocolat toffee)
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending the foil up and over the edges of the pan. Grease foil very well (Earth Balance Vegan Butter works well); set aside.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, except stir the 1/2 cup toffee pieces and the espresso powder into batter. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes.
  4. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Remove baked mixture from pan by lifting foil. Make sure your brownies are cooled COMPLETELY before you frost them – a cool brownie is a happy brownie! :)
  5. In a small bowl, combine vanilla frosting and liqueur.
  6. Spread frosting mixture onto cooled brownies. Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup toffee pieces. Cut into bars.
  7. Serve with rice whipped cream and your favorite gluten free ice cream! (or non-dairy ice cream)

ENJOY!!

Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut and a Special Events/Event Planning and Social Media Intern at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes,Broadway musicals, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.

Azure Chocolat – New York

Azure Chocolat

I am always looking for new places for gluten free/dairy free goodies. One day, one of my good friends from high school told me she worked at a gluten free dairy free chocolate place. So OF COURSE I had to check them out and thank goodness I did! Azure Chocolat is AMAZING! They are all natural and gluten free and DELICIOUS! As they say, “All You Need is Love & Chocolat!”

The shop is so cute! It’s blue and white (two of my favorite colors) and very quaint and it smells heavenly. Literally you open the door and you are hit with the sweet aroma of chocolate goodness.

It’s very good. They your eyes go to the truffle case. Yes. The Truffle Case. They make delicious delicious fresh truffles. They have seasonal truffles and truffles that are always there. Whatever you get, they are delicious. I had the Hot Monkey Love truffle. It’s dark chocolate, banana, whiskey and cayenne, rolled in dark chocolate, topped with cayenne and crushed banana chips. Yea. Did you start drooling a little bit? I did when my friend was describing it to me before I bought and devoured it. Here is a link to some pictures of their magically delicious truffles.

Next are their Chocolat Comforts. From Truffle Brownies, Shortbread Cookies to MY FAVORITE S’Mores D’Azure. Lemme tell you about the S’Mores D’Azure. Its a layer of fresh vanilla rose marshmallow (which they make!) and chocolae ganache sandwiched between two cinnamon honey grahams, smothered in Belgian milk chocolate or dark chocolat. Yea. That’s right. It’s a s’mores smothered in chocolate. HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG!?! It’s delicious. Did I mention they make EVERYTHING BY HAND!

S'Mores d'Azure Bar - GET THIS!

You definitely have to check them out online or on Facebook.

They also make cakes and cupcakes (but you have to call and order those) They made my birthday cake and it was wonderful. :)

Seriously. Go there. You won’t be disappointed!

Azure Chocolat
72 Broadway
Greenlawn, New York 11740
http://www.azurechocolat.com
 

Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut and a Special Events/Event Planning and Social Media Intern at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes,Broadway musicals, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.