White Chocolate Cherry Espresso Bars

Desserts

With a sophisticated coffee finish, these treats are the perfect pick-me-up. Make extra for Santa.

  • Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes

1 lb (500 g)

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Ingredients

Glaze
3/4 cup175 mLIcing Sugar
1/3 cup75 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter, melted
1/4 cup50 mLCocoa Powder
1 tbsp15 mLInstant Espresso Powder
2 tbsp30 mLMilk
1/2 cup125 mLWhite Chocolate, chopped
1 cup250 mLDried Cherries, chopped
2 1/2 cups625 mLAll Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp2 mLSalt
2 tbsp30 mLVanilla Extract
1 tbsp15 mLInstant Espresso Powder
4 4 Eggs
2 cups500 mLBrown Sugar
1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 9 x 13-inch (3.5 L) baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Blend espresso powder with Kahlua until dissolved; beat into butter mixture along with salt.
  3. Add flour; beat on low until well combined. Stir in cherries and white chocolate. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until pale golden all over (do not overbake). Cool to room temperature.
  4. Glaze: Meanwhile, whisk icing sugar, butter, cocoa and espresso powder until well combined. Add enough milk to reach a spreadable consistency. Spread evenly over bars. Melt white chocolate in a heat-proof bowl set over simmering water. Drizzle over glaze. Chill for 30 minutes to set chocolate; slice into bars.

Tips

  • Reserve bars in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
  • Replace the sour cherries with dried cranberries.
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Ingredients

Glaze
3/4 cup175 mLIcing Sugar
1/3 cup75 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter, melted
1/4 cup50 mLCocoa Powder
1 tbsp15 mLInstant Espresso Powder
2 tbsp30 mLMilk
1/2 cup125 mLWhite Chocolate, chopped
1 cup250 mLDried Cherries, chopped
2 1/2 cups625 mLAll Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp2 mLSalt
2 tbsp30 mLVanilla Extract
1 tbsp15 mLInstant Espresso Powder
4 4 Eggs
2 cups500 mLBrown Sugar
1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter
Add to Shopping List

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