Cinnamon Espresso Bars

Cinnamon Espresso Bars

Espresso and cinnamon take basic bars to a whole new level. The coffee-flavored glaze is fantastic!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

48

bars

Bars
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon instant espresso coffee (dry)
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
cup water
Cinnamon Espresso Glaze
1
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon
4
to 5 teaspoons cold espresso coffee or strong coffee
  1. 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.
  2. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until top springs back when touched in center.
  3. 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. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
Makes 48 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Espresso gives these bars a rich coffee flavor, but if you don't have it on hand, you could use regular instant coffee granules for a milder flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 50
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 40mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.