mocha_dream_bars



Mocha Dream Bars

Mocha Dream Bars

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, plus
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons ground espresso powder (fine grind)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts or walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot espresso, liquid
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate



Instructions

  1. Coat an 8" x 8" square pan with butter or oil.
    For bottom layer:
  1. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a bowl in the microwave. Stir in the cocoa, Sugar and 4 tbsp of the ground coffee.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla; mix completely. Gradually stir in the graham cracker crumbs (mixture will be thick).
  3. Mix in nuts and the coconut. Press into pan; chill. cream 1/4 cup of the butter until soft. Gradually add the Sugar; mix until smooth.
  4. Stir in ONLY enough liquid espresso to make mixture smooth and easy to spread. Spread the mixture over the bottom layer.
    For Top Layer:
  1. Melt the chocolate and the remaining 1 tbsp butter in the microwave. Stir in remaining of the GROUND coffee.
  2. Spread thinly and evenly over the second layer; Chill.
  3. After the top layer is set (refrigerate for at least 1 hour), cut into squares and serve.
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