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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.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    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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