Coffee Toffee Bars

Coffee Toffee Bars @themerrythought
These bars are one of my very favorite treats. They are simple and quick to whip up and they taste delicious! Buttery, gooey, coffee-y – just perfect! Almost every Monday I take a treat into work with me – they’ve dubbed it “Manda Monday” – and the Mondays I decide to “take off” and not take a treat are greeted with great disappointment…I think I’m almost on the verge of getting fired when I don’t show up with a treat. Anyhow, these are one of my Monday staples. When I want something delicious that doesn’t require a lot of effort – these are my go-to. Plus, Terri loves them just about as much as I do, so I know at least one other person at work won’t get tired of me bringing this in! And what Monday doesn’t need to start off with a treat that has a kick of coffee in it?!
Coffee Toffee Bars @themerrythought
Coffee Toffee Bars @themerrythought
Coffee Toffee Bars @themerrythought
Coffee Toffee Bars

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×13 pan. In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light & fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract, instant coffee, baking powder and salt until blended. Add flour and mix in to make a stiff dough. Press dough into prepared pan and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes or until the edges are a light golden color. Cool slightly, cut into bars and enjoy!

Slightly adapted from Tasty Kitchen

Coffee Toffee Bars @themerrythought
– Manda

1 comment
  • Liz @ Floating KitchenWednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:31 pm

    These look delicious! I used to bring so many treats to work with me, that when people spotted me carrying around my big tuperware container, they would get really excited with the expectation that something delicious was coming their way! Then I would feel guilty if it was just my leftovers for lunch!ReplyCancel

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