Louisiana Coffee Pecan Bars

Linda Edwards


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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100 one-inch squares
15 Min
25 Min


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

How to Make Louisiana Coffee Pecan Bars


  • 1. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave or slowly on stove top. Stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  • 2Dissolve coffee granules in hot water.
  • 3In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla, chocolate mixture and coffee mixture.
  • 4Combine flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture until blended. Fold in pecans.
  • 5Transfer 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.
  • 6Spread cream cheese topping over cooled bars. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • 7Spread 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.
  • 8TO 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.
    Dissolve coffee granules in water. Melt chocolate and butter; cool slightly. Stir in whipping cream and coffee mixture.

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About Louisiana Coffee Pecan Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtags: #coffee, #cookie

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