Thursday, April 7, 2011

Buche bites

I made these today and they are sooo good!  I had an old brownie recipe that I loved, but was craving some buche de noel.  I made some changes and am thrilled with the results. These are a chocolaty, mocha, toffee delight.:)

Buche Bites


3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons pero
2/3 cup vegetable oil (divided)
1/2 cup boiling water (measure accurately)
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 heath bars (crushed)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (melted)


1.  Stir coca, pero and baking soda in mixing bowl. Blend in 1/3 cup vegetable oil.  Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens.  (That is my favorite step!  I don't know why, but it is super cool!)  Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup vegetable oil; stir until smooth.  Add flour, vanilla, almond extract, salt and 1/8 of the heath bars.
2.Pour into lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 -35 minutes.
3. Remove and sprinkle the remaining heath bar bits on top.  Place back in warm oven for about 2 minutes. Remove and drizzle melted chocolate over the top.
4.  Enjoy!

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