Malted Mocha Bars

posted by Becky 11-09-101 9:08 PM

Malted Mocha Bars

2/3 c butter, softened
2/3 c packed brown sugar*
1 1/4 c flour

3 eggs beaten
1/3 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c flaked coconut
3/4 c chocolate malted milk powder
1/4 c flour
1 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder or instant coffee crystals*
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Top Layer:
1 1/2 c sifted powdered sugar
1/2 tsp instant espresso powder or instant coffee crystals*
2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp boiling water (or more)

Crust: Preheat to 350.

Combine butter, brown sugar, and flour. Mix until smooth. If necessary, knead to blend.

Spray a 9 x 13 pan; pat mixture into bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes or until just set.

Filling: While crust bakes, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla together. Stir in coconut, malted milk powder, flour, espresso powder, baking powder and salt. Carefully spread mixture over hot crust. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until set. Cool on a wire rack.

Topping: Combine powdered sugar, malted milk powder, vanilla, espresso powder and boiling water. Beat until smooth. Add additional boiling water until mixture is of spreading consistency. Spread over cooled bars.

Makes 36 small bars.

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