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Almond Espresso Bars

 Almond Espresso Bars
If you like coffee, you'll love these mocha morsels dressed up with toasted almonds. Save a few bars for afternoon snacktime or even breakfast, too. —Taire Van Scoy, Brunswick, Maryland
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup brewed espresso
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped slivered almonds, toasted
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and espresso until
  • blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour and cinnamon; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chopped almonds.
  • Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, water and extract
  • until smooth; spread over warm bars. Sprinkle with slivered almonds.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 68 calories,

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Almond Espresso Bars (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.