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Triple-Layer Mocha Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes

About 3 dozen

Layered with flavors of malted milk, coffee and coconut, these rich blue-ribbon bars win rave reviews every holiday season.
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Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate malted milk powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate malted milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. In another large bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Add the sugar and vanilla; mix well. Combine the malted milk powder, flour, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture. Fold in the coconut and walnuts.
  3. Spread over prepared crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the frosting ingredients. Spread over cooled bars. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 172 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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