Espresso drinkers will love these decadent latte bars.
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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
2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
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
*Substitute instant coffee granules.
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.
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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.