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Cinnamon Coffee Bars

 Cinnamon Coffee Bars
"I've made these bars for more than 40 years, and they're still a favorite," writes Marylou Crouch from Granite Falls, Washington. The recipe makes a small pan, so the two of you can enjoy a few and have some left to share.
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup hot strong brewed coffee
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and coffee. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon,
  • baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in
  • chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Spread into a well-greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350°
  • for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center
  • comes out clean.
  • In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough

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Cinnamon Coffee Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • milk to achieve a desired consistency. Drizzle over warm bars. Cool
  • completely on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 307 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.