Mocha Truffle Bars

Mocha Truffle Bars

Chocolate or coffee lover?  Either way, you will love these Mocha Truffle Bars with their chewy brownie base topped with a creamy, coffee-flavored truffle filling.
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

BROWNIE

  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 2 Nature's Yoke eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

FILLING

  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup Confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

GLAZE

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp shortening

Instructions
 

BROWNIE

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Melt chocolate chips and butter in a heavy saucepan. Stir until smooth; cool for 5 minutes.
  • Dissolve coffee granules in hot water; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar for one minute. Stir in chocolate mixture and coffee. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 9 inch baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool completely.

FILLING

  • Dissolve coffee granules in water; set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in confectioners' sugar, melted chocolate and coffee. Spread over cooled brownies.

GLAZE

  • Melt chocolate chips and shortening together in a heavy saucepan or the microwave; stir until smooth. Pipe or drizzle over bars. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting. Store in refrigerator.
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