Coffee-Chocolate Chip Bars

Give your taste buds a jolt! A coffee-flavored cream cheese filling is topped with sweet chocolate chips and a pretty chocolate drizzle.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 48

Ingredients

Crust

1
box white cake mix
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
egg whites

Filling and Topping

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
whole eggs
1
cup powdered sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
1 3/4
cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon shortening
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In large bowl, beat crust ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Using a piece of plastic wrap on crust mixture, press in ungreased 13x9-inch pan; remove plastic wrap.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 2 whole eggs on medium speed until smooth. On low speed, gradually beat in powdered sugar and espresso coffee powder. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Spread over crust.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips and the shortening uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds, stirring once, until softened and chips can be stirred smooth. Spoon into resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut tiny tip from 1 bottom corner of bag; drizzle chocolate over bars. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is firm. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    110
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    95mg
    95%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    14%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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