Heavenly Cappuccino Praline Bars

Cappuccino lovers, here's a sweet way to get your java. Rich layered bar cookies are super easy!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 32

Crust

1
teaspoon instant espresso coffee granules
2
teaspoons very hot water
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
cup sugar
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup toffee bits (not chocolate covered)

Filling

1
tablespoon instant espresso coffee granules
1
tablespoon very hot water
2/3
cup sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
cup sugar
3
eggs
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour. In small bowl, dissolve 1 teaspoon espresso in 2 teaspoons hot water. Add butter and 3/4 cup sugar; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. On low speed, beat in 1 1/4 cups flour until blended. Press in pan.
  • 2 Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the toffee bits evenly over crust; press in slightly. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • 3 In medium bowl, dissolve 1 tablespoon espresso in 1 tablespoon hot water. Add milk, 1 cup sugar and the eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour, the baking powder and salt. Pour over hot crust; spread evenly.
  • 4 Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup toffee bits. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Can't find espresso granules? Just use your favorite instant coffee granules.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.