Louisiana Coffee Pecan Bars

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Serves: 100 one-inch squares
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Ingredients

8 oz bittersweet chocolate
3/4 c butter, softened
2 Tbsp community instant coffee granuals
1 Tbsp hot water
4 eggs
1 1/2 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 c chopped pecans lighted toasted
topping:
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
6 Tbsp butter, softened
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
glaze:
4 Tbsp instant coffee granuals
1 Tbsp hot water
5 oz bittersweet chocolate
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 c heavy whipping cream

The Cook

Linda Edwards Recipe
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Baton Rouge, LA (pop. 229,493)
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Member Since Aug 2012
Linda's notes for this recipe:
We do love our coffee in Louisiana. So when the opportunity arises to use coffee in a dessert recipe, it just doubles the pleasure. (Take these tailgating, or use as a special treat for the teachers'lounge. One recipe makes more than enough to share.)

The recipe originally came from Taste of Home magazine with the La. touches by Ellen Gilmore.
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Directions

1
. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave or slowly on stove top. Stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
2
Dissolve coffee granules in hot water.
3
In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla, chocolate mixture and coffee mixture.
4
Combine flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture until blended. Fold in pecans.
5
Transfer to a greased and floured 9x13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
6
Spread cream cheese topping over cooled bars. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
7
Spread glaze over cream-cheese layer. Let stand until set. Cover and freeze up to 3 months, if desired. Thaw at room temperature. Cut into bars. Keep leftovers in refrigerator.
8
TO MAKE topping:
In a large bowl beat cream cheese and butter until blended. Add powdered sugar, cinnamon and vanilla; beat on low speed until combined.
9
TO MAKE GLAZE:
Dissolve coffee granules in water. Melt chocolate and butter; cool slightly. Stir in whipping cream and coffee mixture.

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user Crystal :-) mrscrystal2you - Sep 18, 2012
one word..YUM!
user Linda Edwards l4lsu - Sep 18, 2012
I agree. Let me know when you make this and how your family likes it.
user Crystal :-) mrscrystal2you - Sep 18, 2012
I will for sure, Linda!

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