Monica's Mocha Bars

Author: Canadian Living

Years ago Monica Gray shared this recipe for crunchy coffee-and-chocolate bars rolled in sugar. They take so little time to make and are so delicious that they're worth making any time of year. I like to make the most of my cookies, serving them on Christmas Eve — before everyone is sated with platters of them on Christmas Day and over the holidays.

  • Portion size 35 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee bean
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Method

In bowl, beat butter with icing sugar until fluffy. Stir coffee granules into vanilla until dissolved; blend into butter mixture. In separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa and salt ; stir in ground coffee. Add to batter, mixing with hands if necessary to make smooth dough.

On plastic wrap, form dough into 18-inch (45 cm) long log, using wrap to press out evenly. Shape into 2-inch (5 cm) wide and scant 1-inch (2.5 cm) high bar; cut crosswise into scant 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. Place on parchment paper-lined rimless baking sheet. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for about 20 minutes or until firm to the touch.

Sprinkle granulated sugar into shallow dish. One at a time, roll hot cookies in sugar; let cool on racks. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie:</b> about

  • Sodium 75 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 90.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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