Lady Arianna's Coffee Crunch Bars

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“Recipe from the mystery "Recipe For Treason" by Andrea Penrose. This book is a mouthwatering combination of suspense and chocolate.”
1hr 10mins
48 bars

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt to blend.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until blended (about 2 minutes). Add the almond extract and the espresso powder and continue beating for 1 more minute.
  4. Stir in the flour mixture in 3 stages, mixing until each stage has been absorbed. Add in the chocolate chips and sliced almonds (dough will be fairly thick).
  5. Turn the dough out onto an ungreased rimmed baking sheet. Press the dough into a 12 inch square. Using a fork, pierce the dough at 1 inch intervals.
  6. Bake until the edges are lightly browned and beginning to crisp, about 45-50 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute then cut into 48 squares. Immediately transfer the bars to a wire rack to finish cooling. They will crisp as they cool.

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