Coffee-Chocolate Chip Bars

Give your taste buds a jolt! A coffee-flavored cream cheese filling is topped with sweet chocolate chips and a pretty chocolate drizzle.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
egg whites

Filling and Topping

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
whole eggs
1
cup powdered sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
1 3/4
cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon shortening
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In large bowl, beat crust ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Using a piece of plastic wrap on crust mixture, press in ungreased 13x9-inch pan; remove plastic wrap.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 2 whole eggs on medium speed until smooth. On low speed, gradually beat in powdered sugar and espresso coffee powder. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Spread over crust.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips and the shortening uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds, stirring once, until softened and chips can be stirred smooth. Spoon into resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut tiny tip from 1 bottom corner of bag; drizzle chocolate over bars. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is firm. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Use an egg separator to separate the egg white from the yolk. A separator consists of a small bowl-shaped center that holds the yolk with a surrounding space that allows the white to slip through into a bowl.

In most grocery stores, you'll find instant espresso coffee powder in the same aisle as the instant coffee.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.