Latte Bars

Latte Bars

Espresso drinkers will love these decadent latte bars.

30 min. prep time
25 bars
252 Ratings



2 to 3 teaspoons instant espresso powder*
2 teaspoons hot water
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla


1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder*
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened


1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped chocolate-covered espresso roasted coffee beans


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 2 to 3 teaspoons espresso powder and hot water in small bowl; stir until dissolved. Set aside.

Combine sugar, flour, cocoa and salt in medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup melted butter, eggs, vanilla and dissolved espresso mixture; mix well.

Spread batter into greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 23-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Combine 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder and 1 tablespoon milk in small bowl; stir until dissolved. Add powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons butter. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, adding enough additional milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled bars. Sprinkle with chopped espresso beans.

*Substitute instant coffee granules.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 120

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 17g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13383©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

It's so easy to bake! I just loved it. I have made it couple of times and am nostalgic about it. A good gift to give it to teachers.
I made this to bring to a party last weekend, and they were a HIT! I used instant coffee granules instead of the expresso powder,which I was unable to find. I was able to find the chocolate coffee beans at Starbucks.
Everyone wanted the recipe!
The only drawback was that it didn't make enough - I might double it next time.

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