Malted Mocha Bars

Both bars and frosting have a double dose of coffee and chocolate malted milk flavor in this flavorful dessert.

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Makes:
36 servings
Yields:
36 bars
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
35 mins 350°F
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Malted Mocha Bars

Ingredients
2/3
cup butter (no substitutes), softened
2/3
cup packed brown sugar
1 1/4
 
Nonstick cooking spray
3
eggs, beaten
2
teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2
cups flaked coconut
3/4
cup chocolate malted milk powder
1 1/2
teaspoons instant espresso powder or instant coffee crystals
1/4
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
2 1/2
cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4
cup malted milk powder
1/2
teaspoon instant espresso powder or coffee crystals
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
teaspoons boiling water

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Beat together the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer. Beat or stir in the 1-1/4 cups flour. If necessary, gently knead to mix. Lightly coat a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray; pat flour mixture evenly onto bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until set.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together eggs, granulated sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir in coconut, the 3/4 cup malted milk powder, 1/4 cup flour, 1-1/2 teaspoons espresso powder, the baking powder, and salt. Carefully spread mixture over partially baked layer. Bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, for icing beat together powdered sugar, 1/4 cup malted milk powder, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and enough boiling water to make spreading consistency.
  4. Spread icing over cooled bars. Makes 36 bars.

From the Test Kitchen

Place in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 1 week or freeze uniced bars up to 3 months; thaw, then ice.

Nutrition Facts

(Malted Mocha Bars)
    Per serving:
  • 157 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 28 mg chol.,
  • 86 mg sodium,
  • 26 g carb.,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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