Recipe by Mary Close

The coffee and toffee flavors of this crunchy dessert are heightened by the dark brown sugar and espresso powder. This recipe is from Bon Appetit's special feature magazine for February 2009. The recipe calls for 1 cup (2 sticks) plus 2 tablespoons butter. RecipeZaar had trouble recognizing the format, so it listed the measurements separately. The butter all goes in at the same time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Whisk first 3 ingredients in medium bowl to blend.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in another medium bowl until blended, about 2 minutes. Add espresso powder and almond extract; beat 1 minute. Stir in flour mixture in 3 additions, mixing until just absorbed after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips and almonds. Dough will be thick.
  3. Turn dough out onto ungreased rimmed baking sheet. Using hands, press dough into 12 inch square. Pierce all over with fork at 1 inch intervals.
  4. Bake until edges are lightly browned and beginning to crisp, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool on sheet pan 1 minute. Cut into 48 bars. Immediately transfer to rack to cool. Bars will crisp as they cool.

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