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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Coffee Crisp Brownies & Celebrate Coffee Crisp's 75th Birthday with Uniquely Canadian Moments Contest

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Anyone who knows me also knows how much I love chocolate. Chocolate bars, chocolate cake, brownies...basically chocolate in all forms. One treat that I have been enjoying since I was a kid is Coffee Crisp. It was one of my favourite bars in my Halloween bag of treats and I still like to grab a bar every once in a while at the grocery store. Did you know that Coffee Crisp is celebrating its 75th birthday this year? That's right...this bar has been a true Canadian original for 75 years. To celebrate this milestone, Coffee Crisp is introducing its delicious new limited edition Latte bar AND a fun new Uniquely Canadian Moments Contest. Of course, when I discovered a brand new Coffee Crisp flavour, I just had to make something yummy with it, so I decided on these crazy good brownies, which my kids have voted as their favorite treat so far this winter.

Coffee Crisp first appeared in Canadian stores in 1939 and has been one of Canada's most popular chocolate bars since 1948. And over the years, we have seen such special edition flavours as: Orange, Raspberry, French Vanilla, Mocha, Caramel, Chocolate Crunch and now Latte. Mmmm latte.
I have to say that combining brownies with a crispy wafer Coffee Crisp topping is the best idea ever. It is just awesome-sauce good. Really good!
Coffee Crisp Brownies
Ingredients:
Favourite brownie recipe or boxed mix. Baked according to instructions with 1 teaspoon coffee granules added to batter.
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules {*see above}
Favourite chocolate frosting
2 Coffee Crisp bars, chopped into small pieces

Directions:
1. Bake brownies according to directions.When brownies are cooled, frost with favourite chocolate frosting.
2. Sprinkle with chopped Coffee Crisp pieces, covering entire pan.
3. Cut with a sharp knife and serve.

My son even asked if he could take some brownies in his school lunch today as a treat. However, I am sure that he ate them are recess, right? {wink}

Coffee Crisp is celebrating it's 75th birthday and being a Canadian classic by inviting Canadians to create their own memorable experiences in this country...whether it be visiting the Rocky Mountains or whale watching on the coast. Three lucky Canadians will have the chance to win 1 of 3 Canadian experiences, each worth $10,000! 

Please visit www.coffeecrisp.ca to enter today! 

Here is a uniquely 'Canadian Moment' for my family.
We lived on the East Coast of Canada for the first 10 years of our marriage, and moved to the West in 2005.
This is our very first trip camping in the Canadian Rockies, and we had so much fun while being surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains.


If you are looking for more scrumptious Coffee Crisp recipes, Coffee Crisp created these special recipes to celebrate its 75th birthday. Don't they look delicious? Coffee Crisp Birthday Cake and Coffee Crisp Birthday Shot.

Coffee Crisp Birthday Cake
Ingredients:
1/2 cup (100 ml) butter, softened
1 cup (240 ml) sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
1 Tbsp (15 ml) instant coffee powder
1¼ cup (300 ml) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) baking powder
pinch of salt
1/3 cup (80 ml) sour cream
1 king size COFFEE CRISP bar, chopped finely
frosting of choice

Directions: 
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add one egg at a time, beating after each addition.
Dissolve the instant coffee in 1 Tbsp of hot water and add to the egg mixture along with the vanilla. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl and add half to the egg mixture, mixing briefly. Add ½ of the sour cream and mix briefly before adding the rest of the flour
mixture. Mix again before adding the remaining sour cream. Add the batter to a round 9” pan and spread
evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely,
remove from pan and top with your favourite frosting flavour - we recommend mocha! Lastly,sprinkle with finely chopped Coffee Crisp.
For a double layer cake: Double ingredient quantities and bake two cakes according to recipe. Cool the cake layers completely,
remove from pans. Frost
cooled cakes with your
favourite flavour, then place them directly on top of each other.
Top with finely chopped
COFFEE CRISP and enjoy


 Coffee Crisp Birthday Shot

Ingredients: 
½ oz. (15 ml) coffee-flavoured liqueur
¼ oz. (7 ml) chocolate-flavoured liqueur
¼ oz. (7 ml) Irish cream liqueur
Whipped cream, for garnish
Finely chopped COFFEE CRISP,
for garnish

Directions:
Combine all liqueurs in a shot glass. Top with whipped cream and chopped COFFEE CRISP Say a toast and enjoy!

Don't forget to take your warmest wishes to Twitter and wish this Canadian Classic a Happy Birthday.
Just use #HBDCoffeeCrisp to join the conversation & celebration!

Happy 75th Birthday Coffee Crisp! 



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10 comments:

Candace said...

Seriously. Do you post these recipes to taunt me? Why do you have to be so far from me Angie? WHY?! *shakes fist at the sky* I am so hungry right now you have no idea. Pinning this so I don't forget!

Gingermommy said...

I had no idea Coffee Crisp could be used in so many ways. These recipes are amazing! I love that they are doing this contest for their birthday. We have been to so many great places in Canada. Hard to pick a fave. Going to enter now. Thanks !

BTW This is hubs' favourite treat (Coffee Crisp)

Jennifer Van Huss said...

You are a Food artist!! Wow those look good! DH love coffee crisp so I may attempt to make that cake for him for his bday!

Olivia @ This West Coast Mommy said...

I had no idea you could do so much with a Coffee Crisp! Those are my dad's favourite chocolate bar and whenever I see one I think about riding in the car with him eating a Coffee Crisp.

Christine McN said...

Oh! Good lord! Angie! I saw this on FB and all over Twitter and I was drooling! I need to ask you to adopt me or move in with me, because your food posts are too scrumptious for me to live without! LOL!

The Modern Mom said...

Oh my...I love Coffee Crisp bars enough without all these delicious looking recipes! Drool :))

Unknown said...

Oh my how do I love Coffee Crisp! It can be hard to find here in Arizona, but I was on a mission and found a place that sells them! I want that cake, it looks amazing!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Wonderful recipes! I would love it if you could share this on my Tasty Tuesday linky party going on now!
http://www.thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com/2014/03/tasty-tuesday-2.html

Our Pinteresting Family said...

These sound delicious! :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

These sound delicious! :)

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