Mocha Chewies


Instant coffee in the batter and espresso beans on top give these chocolate desserts a double dose of buzzy java flavor.

Mocha Chewies
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
32 bars


  • ½ cup evaporated milk

  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals

  • 1 cup dark chocolate pieces

  • 1 cup marshmallow crème

  • 1 15.25 ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies with chocolate crème filling, finely crushed (about 30 cookies)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces

  • cup whipping cream

  • Chocolate-covered espresso beans (optional)


  1. Lightly grease a 9x9x2-inch pan; set aside. In a small saucepan heat evaporated milk and coffee crystals over low heat, stirring until coffee crystals are dissolved. Add the dark chocolate pieces and the marshmallow crème. Cook and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. In a large bowl combine crushed cookies and powdered sugar. Add melted chocolate mixture to cookie mixture; stir until combined. Stir in nuts. Spoon into prepared pan, spreading to edges of pan.

  2. In a microwave-safe bowl combine the semisweet chocolate pieces and the whipping cream. Microwave on 100-percent power (high) for 1 to 2 minutes or until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Pour over mixture in pan, spreading into an even layer. Chill about 1 hour or until set. Cut into bars. If desired, top each bar with an espresso bean.

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 86mg 2%
Folate, total 4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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