Triple-Layer Mocha Bars Recipe

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Layered with flavors of malted milk, coffee and coconut, these rich blue-ribbon bars win rave reviews every holiday season.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:36 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate malted milk powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate malted milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 172 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 162 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. In another large bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Add the sugar and vanilla; mix well. Combine the malted milk powder, flour, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture. Fold in the coconut and walnuts.
  3. Spread over prepared crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the frosting ingredients. Spread over cooled bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: About 3 dozen.
Originally published as Triple-Layer Mocha Bars in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p44

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