I was looking for something easy and light to make for a work gathering and came across this recipe on the Eat Better America website. The bars turned out great, but didn't have enough coffee flavor for my taste. I made a few alterations and posted the new recipe below.
Bars 1 C packed brown sugar 1/3 C butter or margarine, softened 1 egg 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp instant espresso coffee (dry) 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 C water
Cinnamon Espresso Glaze 1 C powdered sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 4 to 5 tsp cold espresso coffee or strong coffee
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or spray with cooking spray; coat with flour. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until blended, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining bar ingredients. Spread in pan.
Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until top springs back when touched in center.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all glaze ingredients with spoon until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over bars while warm. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
I am a working woman with a passion for all things food related; I love to grow it, cook it, and most importantly eat it! While I have been known to fix my share of extravagant meals, these days I am budget minded. With a well stocked pantry, a home garden, and some ingenuity scrumptious fare is right around the corner!