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Coffee-Chocolate Chip Bars

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Coffee-Chocolate Chip Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 48
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Give your taste buds a jolt! A coffee-flavored cream cheese filling is topped with sweet chocolate chips and a pretty chocolate drizzle.
Updated Aug 30, 2011

Ingredients

Crust

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    In most grocery stores, you'll find instant espresso coffee powder in the same aisle as the instant coffee.

Nutrition

110 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 14g Total Carbohydrate, 10g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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