Coffee, Coffee, and More Coffee

Yesterday was National Coffee Day.  I am not a huge coffee drinker.  If I do drink it, I get something like an iced latte.  Feels more like a milkshake rather than a coffee drink.  Kind of like a snack rather than a vice or a morning habit.

So, I decided to turn my coffee creation into a sweet.  No duh ( as Levi has been known to say).  These bars pack a huge jolt.  With that said, I decided to cut them into small portions.  Eat them sparingly!

Coffee Crunch Bars


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup plus 2 Tbls. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
2 Tbls. instant espresso powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sliced almonds


• preheat oven to 325*.  set aside a 9 x 13″ baking pan
• whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.  set aside.
• in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until blended.
• add espresso powder and vanilla.
• add flour, in 3 additions, mixing until well combined
• stir in chocolate and almonds
• turn dough into baking pan.  spread evenly with an off set spatula.  pierce with a fork
• bake until edges are lightly browned and beginning to crisp, 45-50.  cool on a rack and after one minute,
• can store in an airtight container for 5 days.

The Urban Baker /

Showing 11 comments
  • Eliana

    I’m not a huge coffee drinker but the hubs is so I know for sure he would love these. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  • Jennifurla

    These look fantastic, great for an evening treat.

  • Brownieville Girl

    LOVE coffee, these sound perfect to me!

  • ♥peachkins♥

    I am a coffee-holic!! I love these bars!

  • jocelyn

    i guess you want to eat them sparingly because you will be bouncing off the walls from the espresso. probably shouldn’t eat them late at night either right? ha ha ha

  • megpies

    very inventive! Kind of like a biscotti, only with the coffee baked right in! I agree, they would be a great evening treat…with coffee! Oh my, I think I have a problem.

  • Jennifer

    These sound great with a good cup of coffee! yum!

  • caroliny

    Hello! congratulations! Blof the wonderful, the recipes I’m your fan from Brazil! delights of coffee, I love ..Caroliny

  • Noshings

    gah. GAH, I say!you had me at coffeemust make these tomorrow!

  • Carolyn

    How the heck did I miss National Coffee Day??? Coffee is my life. I am saving this recipe for future reference!

  • Reply

    You had me at coffee, coffee and more coffee. I am a total junky, the more the better & your bars look amazing!

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