Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Fudgy Mocha Bars

Dorie Greenspan Fudgy Mocha Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is one you should JUST GO AND MAKE NOW. Yes, I’m being bossy. Because they are SO GOOD.

Dorie says:

I walked into the kitchen with blondies on my mind. An hour or so later, these dark-as-fudge bars were resting on the cooling rack. Somewhere between intention and action, they’d taken a random turn. Maybe it was the cup of coffee I was sipping that made me think I should add ground espresso or the chocolate I was nibbling that led me to the cocoa bin. By the time I finished, the blondies were nowhere to be seen. The brown sugar–caramel flavor and chewiness associated with blondies are still there, but keeping them company, and turning what would normally be a very sweet cookie into something with an edge, are the cocoa, espresso, chocolate and bits of walnuts.

I mean, there really isn’t much to say. All my favourite things in one bite. These were SO GOOD that I

  1. Didn’t minify the recipe and
  2. Didn’t share with neighbours/ colleagues etc…

Neil and I enjoyed these over the course of a week or so – they are excellent re-heated for a few seconds in the microwave after they start to get a little less fudgy.

Now, shoo, go make these.


Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Fudgy Mocha Bars on page 48 of Dorie’s Cookies.

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10 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Fudgy Mocha Bars”

    • Hi and thanks for commenting. I guess it might look like an “advertisement for the book” at first glance or if this was your first visit to my blog, but this is one of four Dorie cookbooks that I’ll have worked my way through (each recipe) so I feel I am qualified to endorse them 😉 Check out the “Tuesdays with Dorie” or “French Fridays with Dorie” categories. Yes, I received the books as review copies but one doesn’t cook their way through entire books because they got a free book 🙂 Her recipes are excellent and so is the information she shares about cooking and baking!

  1. It’s rare that the eltw “team” doesn’t minify, and indeed I was happy Mardi didn’t!

    Thanks Dorie for these…

    Now if someone wats to make ah and drop them off for me to “compare” whilst Mardi is trudging along the Camino de Santiago, much appreciated. 😉


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