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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Coffee, Coffee, and More Coffee

Yesterday was National Coffee Day.  I am not a huge coffee drinker.  If I do drink it, I get something like an iced latte.  Feels more like a milkshake rather than a coffee drink.  Kind of like a snack rather than a vice or a morning habit.

So, I decided to turn my coffee creation into a sweet.  No duh ( as Levi has been known to say).  These bars pack a huge jolt.  With that said, I decided to cut them into small portions.  Eat them sparingly!

Coffee Crunch Bars
adapted from here
yield: 48 pieces

ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup plus 2 Tbls. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
2 Tbls. instant espresso powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sliced almonds

instructions:
• preheat oven to 325*.  set aside a 9 x 13" baking pan
• whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.  set aside.
• in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until blended.
• add espresso powder and vanilla.
• add flour, in 3 additions, mixing until well combined
• stir in chocolate and almonds
• turn dough into baking pan.  spread evenly with an off set spatula.  pierce with a fork
• bake until edges are lightly browned and beginning to crisp, 45-50.  cool on a rack and after one minute,
score.
• can store in an airtight container for 5 days.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Eliana said...

I'm not a huge coffee drinker but the hubs is so I know for sure he would love these. Thanks so much for sharing :)

September 30, 2010 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Jennifurla said...

These look fantastic, great for an evening treat.

September 30, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Brownieville Girl said...

LOVE coffee, these sound perfect to me!

September 30, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger ♥peachkins♥ said...

I am a coffee-holic!! I love these bars!

September 30, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger jocelyn said...

i guess you want to eat them sparingly because you will be bouncing off the walls from the espresso. probably shouldn't eat them late at night either right? ha ha ha

September 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Anonymous megpies said...

very inventive! Kind of like a biscotti, only with the coffee baked right in! I agree, they would be a great evening treat...with coffee! Oh my, I think I have a problem.

September 30, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

These sound great with a good cup of coffee! yum!

October 1, 2010 at 5:51 AM  
Anonymous caroliny said...

Hello! congratulations! Blof the wonderful, the recipes I'm your fan from Brazil! delights of coffee, I love ..
Caroliny

October 1, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Noshings said...

gah. GAH, I say!
you had me at coffee
must make these tomorrow!

October 1, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

How the heck did I miss National Coffee Day??? Coffee is my life. I am saving this recipe for future reference!

October 1, 2010 at 4:56 PM  
Anonymous marla {family fresh cooking} said...

You had me at coffee, coffee and more coffee. I am a total junky, the more the better & your bars look amazing!

October 2, 2010 at 8:15 AM  

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