Almond Espresso Bars

Total Time: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling´╝îMakes: 4 dozen

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


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup brewed espresso
  • 1 large 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


  1. 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.
  2. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350┬░ until lightly browned, 18-22 minutes.
  3. 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.


1 bar: 68 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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