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Coffee Toffee Chocolate Cookie Bars

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Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Say that 5 times fast! These Coffee Toffee Chocolate Cookie Bars are a total tongue twister but delicious as ever. They are filled with coffee, toffee, and chocolate flavors. You are going to love how buttery, chewy, and soft these are. Plus they are super easy to make.

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Coffee Toffee Chocolate Cookie Bars with a cup of coffee

I recently had the pleasure of working with a coffee company, super lucky of me am I right?! They needed new photographs of their coffee varieties for the shop on their website. So with that came the coffee bags I needed to shoot, but also a big box full of delicious, organic, premium roasted Arabica beans ALL FOR ME.

I personally like to drink my coffee piping hot and as dark as you can get it. Every time I take a sip of these coffees, no matter which variety, I continue to be completely floored by the quality and depth of flavor. About a week ago I was drinking one and I kept tasting milk chocolate and toffee which got me thinking. I need to bake with this. And voila, my Coffee Toffee Chocolate Cookie Bars were born!

Ingredients Needed… and a few notes

  1. All Purpose Flour.
  2. Baking Soda.
  3. Corn Starch.
  4. Coffee Beans; grind them down in a coffee grinder for around 20 seconds so they become super fine and like a dust.
  5. Salt.
  6. Unsalted Butter; slightly melted.
  7. Brown Sugar.
  8. Granular Sugar.
  9. Eggs; room temperature.
  10. Vanilla Extract.
  11. Toffee Pieces; you can make your own like I did or buy store-bought toffee pieces.
  12. Milk Chocolate Bar; roughly chopped.
Ingredients for Coffee Toffee Chocolate Cookie Bars

An Easy Throw Together Dough

Start by preheating your oven to 350° F. Then line your 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and lightly spraying it with non-stick spray. Do not skip doing this, your cookie bars will stick to the pan.

Ready for this? By the time you are done mixing this up your oven will be preheated!

In a small bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda, corn starch, and finely ground coffee beans. These are your “dry ingredients.”

In a medium sized bowl mix together your partially melted butter and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix again. Dump your dry ingredients in and fold until almost combined. Add 3/4 of your toffee and chocolate. Fold again until combined. Transfer to your prepared pan and spread out evenly. Top with the remaining 1/4 of your toffee and chocolate.

cookie dough in prepared baking pan

Throw in the oven and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.

How do you know when they are fully baked? The edges will be golden brown and center will be set. Inserting a toothpick in the center should come out clean as well.

TIP: Try under-baking them by 5 minutes if you love a gooier cookie texture.

Baked cookie bars in baking pan ready to cut

Elevate This! Make Your Own Toffee

Toffee is so easy to make on your own and I am going to show you! If you are using store-bought, you can skip this bit.

All you need is a saucepan, candy thermometer, baking sheet prepared with parchment paper, butter, and granulated sugar.

What you are going to do is place the butter and sugar in your saucepan, heat over medium until it reaches 300° F. Pour it onto your parchment paper covered baking sheet and allow it to cool to room temperature. Once it has cooled you are going to break it into pieces (I use a meat tenderizer) and it is done.

Crazy easy right?! And if you love toffee like I do, try this Toffee Almonds recipe!

Homemade Toffee cracked into pieces

What Is The Best Coffee To Use?

I would use a basic Arabica medium roast coffee or one that has similar tasting notes as these cookie bars. Mocha flavored coffee would be a great option as it would add more chocolatey notes.

I used Buena Tierra from Town Coffee Company which has notes of chocolate, toffee, and a nuttiness.

You can use espresso powder but keep in mind it is significantly stronger than coffee so you will have to cut the amount in half or more. I do not recommend using instant coffee granules because they are made to break down in liquid and moisture which will affect your cookie bars.

Overhead shot of slices of cookie bars and a hot cup of coffee

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Coffee Toffee Chocolate Cookie Bars

Elizabeth Swoish
These delicious cookie bars are filled with coffee, toffee, and chocolate flavors. You are going to love how buttery, chewy, and soft these are.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Homemade Toffee 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 9 cookie bars
Calories 391 kcal

INGREDIENTS
 
 

  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons coffee - ground extra fine (I used Town Coffee Company's Buena Tierra)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter - slightly melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs - room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup toffee pieces
  • 1 bar milk chocolate - rough chopped

Homemade Toffee *optional, can use store-bought

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F and center your oven rack.
  • Prepare your 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and then lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Melt butter in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. You want it to be slightly melted but not completely.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, corn starch, finely ground coffee beans, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl add the partially melted butter, brown sugar, and granular sugar. Mix together until smooth.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix again until smooth.
  • Dump the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Fold until almost fully incorporated.
  • Add the toffee pieces and chopped milk chocolate (reserve 1/4 for the top). Fold until completely incorporated.
  • Transfer your cookie dough to your prepared baking dish and spread it evenly with a spatula. Top with the reserved toffee pieces and milk chocolate.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes until the cookie bars are done. The edges will be golden brown and the center will not jiggle and be set.
  • Let the bars cool in the pan for an hour or so before cutting.

Homemade Toffee *optional, can use store-bought

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the butter and sugar to a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat while continuously stirring.
  • Once the mixture is boiling add your candy thermometer and allow it to come to 300 °F
  • Carefully pour the toffee on your prepared cookie sheet and let cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, break apart and use in your cookie bars.

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NOTES

Storing Information:

  • Covered at room temperature for up to 7 days.
  • Covered in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • Freeze for up to three months.
  • FOR LEFTOVER TOFFEE: In an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
 
This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9×13 baking pan for 45-55 minutes.

Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on October 7th, 2021
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Elizabeth Swoish is the founder and CEO of Entirely Elizabeth. She is a self-taught foodie and mocktail enthusiast with a business degree in data analysis. Learn more about her HERE or connect on your favorite social media channels.

13 thoughts on “Coffee Toffee Chocolate Cookie Bars”

  1. 5 stars
    They are wonderful. Because we drink a very dark Italian roast, I just ground 1 tablespoon, so the lingering notes of this bar, shouted coffee. Yum. Definitely a keeper recipe.

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  2. 5 stars
    Wow, these sound SO amazing! I had no idea I could make my own toffee and that it was that easy. I’m making these tomorrow and I know they are not going to make it more than a day! YUM!

    Reply

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