Fudgy Mocha-Toffee Brownies & Award

Fudgy Mocha-Toffee Brownies


To celebrate my new blog design I had made those Fudgy Mocha-Toffee Brownies by Cooking Light. These brownies are rich in flavor. I did made some changes to the recipe. I used extra-dark chocolate instead of chocolate chips in the batter. On top I did spread chocolate chips and toffee bits. My sons said that they were really good for a low-fat brownie. This recipe is one of their All-Time Best Recipes.

For recipe:

Fudgy Mocha-Toffee Brownies


Fudgy Mocha-Toffee Brownies


Award:
I received a Kreativ Blogger Award from George of Culinary Travel of a Kitchen Goddess. This is so sweet. Thanks George.

The rules:

1- Thank the person who awarded you.
2- Copy the logo and paste it on your blog
3- Link to the person who nominated you for the award
4- Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting
5- Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6- Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate
7- Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they’ve been nominated

So here are 7 things you about me:

1- Like George I am addicted to cookbooks. I collect them and love vintage cookbooks. I read them like novels.

2- I was born and raised on a farm in Québec. My parents had 2000 pigs. I was the oldest of the family and helped with farm work, the garden and the house.

3- At a very young age I started to bake and cook. It was a passion. Still love it.

4- I always wanted to have children. At 11 yrs old I was babysitting a family of 4 kids. When I got married, at the age of 24 to a pilot in the Air Force, we started a family. I am now a proud mother of a 20 yrs old daughter and two sons (17 & 15 yrs old)

5- When I was young I wanted to be in the military and serve my country. I did at 21 yrs old and enjoyed every minute of it. I got out after I started a family because I wanted to be home to raise my children.

6- When my youngest son started kindergarten I went back to work for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Criminal Intelligence Department. Was the best job I ever had. I had to resign when we were transferred.

7- We were transferred seven times in seven different provinces. Was not always easy as we always had to leave good friends behind. On the other side we travelled across the country and have enjoyed everywhere we lived. Canada is a beautiful country. What helped me during these move was all the amazing bloggers that I have met online.


There are so many Kreativ Bloggers out there, I am going to nominate:

1- Dana Treat - Treat Yourself
2- Cinnamon & Spice
3- Selby's Food Corner
4- Elra's Baking
5- The Duo Dishes
6- Lisa is Cooking
7- My Carolina Kitchen

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72 comments:

  1. wow a military woman, interesting. I can't believe you have been in 7 different provinces--so much traveling.

    these are delicious brownies.

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  2. The toffee topping looks fantastic! Your new blog look is lovely. Very nice colors, and I like the font you chose for the title.

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  3. WOW, who would have thought that you were in the army, then Police Criminal Intelligence Department? Wow! That is just amazing Helene! Nice to know you a little bit. And, grew in a farm too? with 2000 babes? Fascinating.... I admire you!

    Brownies, of course look delish!

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  4. These don't look low fat at all!

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  5. Oooh I love your new look Helene! And those brownies are just gorgeous! Congrats on your Kreativ award....which reminds me I have one to do too.

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  6. LOVE the new template, Helene!

    Thanks for sharing those seven items about yourself. You've done a lot and seen a lot!

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  7. Your life has been very full. Congratulations on your award. You have a wonderful blog and it is well deserved. I hope you are having a pleasant day.

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  8. Oh my gosh Helene, what a beautiful award.

    Congratulation and thank you so much for passing it to me. I am so honored!

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  9. Love the new blog design. So fun and fresh to change things up. This coffee chocolate combo is to die for.

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  10. Helene, what beautiful photos! I'm so glad you shared those things about yourself.

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  11. The brownies look so yummy!

    Thank you for passing the award to me, it's so thoughtful of you, Helene :)

    Wow, 2000 pigs? That's a lot!!! I even can't imagine myself living with one pig, hahaha...

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  12. What a gorgeous award and congratulations. I am very honored that you've passed it along to me. Thank you very much.

    I am addicted to cookbooks and read them like novels too. I frequently get an old one out and read it as if I've never seen it before.
    Wow - 2000 pigs. Now that's a lot of pigs. I had no idea that you worked for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. That's really cool.
    It's so much fun learning more about friends. Thanks again for the lovely award. I will treat it with care.
    Sam

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  13. Congratulations on your award and thanking you so much for thinking of me! I enjoyed learning more about you, thanks for sharing. These brownies look heavenly delicious! I wish you could send me one along with the award!

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  14. my mouth is watering from the title alone...
    Congrats on the award!

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  15. Thanks so much for the award! I didn't look closely enough at the list of your nominees on my last visit.

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  16. Those brownies look heavenly! I love your new blog design and congrats on your award!

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  17. Ohhh those look devine!! I've book marked this page so when its cooler out I can try to make some of these! Too hot to bake! Whew!!

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  18. Love your new blog design!!! And those brownies look absolutely decadent!

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  19. those brownies look amazing! your pictures keep getting better and better!!!!

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  20. so if these are from cooking light, does that mean they're healthy in some way, because they look totally decadent

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  21. Looking good Helene...bravo, best wishes with the new site. Time for you to distribute some Brownies!

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  22. Like I said before, the template is outstanding.

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  23. Very good lookin' brownies. And the words "chocolate", "brownie" and "low-fat" are absolute music to my ears.

    And I really like your blog design - simple and attractive.
    That's quite an interesting life. :)

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  24. I love the new template...I went over to rainy day templates to see if I can find something for me!!

    The brownies are a decadent treat!!! So moist and yummee, wish there was some for me!!!

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  25. Lovely to learn some more about you Helene :)

    I love the look of your new blog layout and the sound of low fat brownies. The recipe is bookmarked to try!

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  26. Those Brownies look so scrumptious and fudgy! Terrific!

    Congrats on the award!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  27. Nice to know more about you, dear Helene. Love your new template ...looks so refreshing. And those brownies, yummm!

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  28. Hello,

    I think you changed your blog recently.I almost didn't recognise it.
    The brownies your prepared look marvellous and the pics are great!

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  29. Your brownies look wonderful!! Sound so rich and delicious, and low fat, what a bonus!

    Your new blog look is gorgeous!

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  30. I cannot believe this is a cooking light recipe- looks way too delish. Your photographs are beautiful! What kind of camera do you have?

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  31. Congratulations on the award. Keep up the good work. And the Fudgy Mocha Toffee Brownies look great.

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  32. I love the new design and the pictures are amazing! Great recipe too :)

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  33. Congrats on the new blog design and the award! Everything looks fabulous. The brownies look simply mouthwatering too :)

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  34. Love the new look Helene! Love those brownies also!

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  35. I enjoy the new look. Did you say low fat? Really? These look scrumptious.

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  36. Helene,
    I love your new blog design. And those brownies...Wow!

    I enjoyed reading more about you. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. what a life you’ve led—i never even suspected! thanks for sharing! awesome new look to your blog, and obviously fabulous brownies. toffee makes everything better. :)

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  38. Not bad at all! They look so deliciously gooey-- I just don't think I would be able to stick to the recommended serving size, hahaha! :)

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  39. Thank for sharing about your life! I wouldnt have imagined! Quite inspiring! BEAUTIFUL brownies!!!!

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  40. The blog design is soooo pretty! These brownies look sinful (in a very good way)

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  41. LOVE the new blog design! Congrats on the award and thanks for the very interesting tidbits.

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  42. Looks beautiful!
    Your photos are fantastic!

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  43. These brownies would not last long in my house! They are so decadently fudgy, which I love. I love your new blog design.

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  44. Congratulation on the award...and the brownies look out of this world...yummie!

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  45. WOW, for both the brownies and your military story!! ! fantastic!!

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  46. I am amazed , in the army? Nice
    Love the brownie,looks moist and delicious.
    Your blog , as I said , is beautiful, well done

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  47. Fudge, coffee, and toffee all rolled into one? Fantastic!

    Great to know more about you. You've led such an interesting and full life.

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  48. I love the new look of the blog.
    Please accept Beautiful Blog award! :)

    http://www.coffeeandvanilla.com/?p=7020

    Margot

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  49. Love the new design. Very clean and appealing. And those brownies - just yum! I shouldn't be looking at your blog when I am starving!

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  50. Sounds delicious, chocolatey and light Helene..loving the new site as well.

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  51. Your new blog looks beautiful - so well done! Those photographs are incredible too. My mouth is watering.
    You should submit to Culinary Snapshot! You'd be great to learn from!

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  52. I'd love to celebrate just anything if I could have some of those Mocha-Toffee brownies!!! (but Paris is SO far away!!)

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  53. I love the new look for your blog! And, the Brownies are to die for!

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  54. Holy cow that brownie looks absolutely GORGEOUS! So dense and rich and decandent and flavorful! I'm saving the recipe for a special occasion!

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  55. We love how none of Cooking Light's desserts ever sound light. :) That's the saving grace. Thanks for the award!

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  56. What a delicious recipe Helene!
    Beautiful photos as well :)

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  57. Hi Helene,
    I was waiting for a new post to come at let you know that I had passed on to you the Butterfly award! But you found my secret by visiting my blog. If you do not get the questions (they're in Spansih as the award is from Spain) .. I'llhelp you! I love your blog(s) and admire how you manage to run four at a time!

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  58. I love the new look! Just gorgeous and so clean. Those brownies aren't too shabby either. Thank you so much for the award! I am very very honored.

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  59. Love the brownies - they look amazing.

    Your new blog layout is REALLY nice.

    It's nice to read more about you. I've never been to Cananda but my husband and I can't wait to go with our children.

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  60. Always love that stuff because you learn so many cool new things about the person. Granted between the twitter and Facebook I have learned a ton from my foodie peeps.

    Love the new design!!!

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  61. Oh my!! These brownies are outstanding and looks delicious! Great job.

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  62. Those brownies look divine! Love the new look of the blog too.

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  63. These brownies look delicious! Not low fat at all. I'll have to save the recipe. I read cookbooks like novels too. =) Working in the Criminal Intelligence Department sounds like it would be really interesting.

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  64. Those pictures are drop dead gorgeous Helne...WOW, just spectacular. They look DELICIOUS for a low fat brownie. Perfect actually. I like the substitution you did!

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  65. These will be made sooner rather then later. Great pics!

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  66. These will be made sooner rather then later. Great pics!

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  67. J'aime enormement ces photos, en particulier la deuxième, l'ambiance et les couleurs retranscrivent bien l'esprit "comfort food" des brownies. En plus ils ont l'air delicieux, bien mieux que sur la recette d'origine!

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  68. Those brownies look so decadently good!

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  69. wow..finally got this...the pictures are simply superb!!!..and fantastic post..good to know abt you!..

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