Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My mother gave me this recipe a long time ago. She has been making it forever. I believe she told me she got it off the back of a coffee jar. :) I usually double it and put in 9x9 to make thicker bars (longer cooking time so be sure to check it).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve coffee in hot water; set aside. Put butter and sugars in mixing bowl and combine. Stir in egg and vanilla.
  2. Sift in flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda alternately with coffee.
  3. Spread evenly into 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until done.
  4. Cool in pan then dust with powdered sugar. (I like to cover my pans not long after coming out of oven to keep the moisture in for chewiness). :).
Most Helpful

I didn't like them much.I am a coffee person but somehow these did not appeal to me.sorry!

sweetybaby April 22, 2009

So light and yet dense. I know that makes no sense but they were cakey yet the flavour was light. You didn't mention when to add the nuts so I just sprinkled my pecans on top. The batter seemed too little to put into an 8x8 pan so I made cupcake brownies with them. Just a touch too much batter for 6 cupcakes but didn't want to dirty a pan for just 1 :) The center sank in the cupcakes, but we didn't care!

Sam #3 November 02, 2008

These bars are a wonderful treat! I couldn't decide between pecans and chocolate chips so I used both! My bars came out nice and moist, almost chewy, and the powdered sugar was a perfect topping. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

loof June 25, 2008