coffee cream bars …

Coffee + chocolate = deliciousness. If you love coffee, then these bars are just for you. If you like Kahlua or Baileys, even better! If you’re not a huge fan of coffee, these bars might just sway you to like coffee – just a little bit.

This recipe is courtesy of Eat Good 4 Life.

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Ingredients
Crust
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup dates
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules *
2 tablespoons water, optional (only if the crust doesn’t come together)

Filling
1 14oz canned coconut cream
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules *
3 – 4 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons Kahlua or Baileys, optional. Note: Baileys is not vegan

Topping
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons cacao powder
3 tablespoons maple syrup

* I used organic decaf coffee granules.

Method
1) Place the crust ingredients in your food processor and pulse until combined or until the mixture is coming together. (You can substitute the cashews with almonds.)

2) With a spatula press evenly into the bottom of a 8×8 inch square baking pan lined with unbleached parchment paper.

3) Blend the filling ingredients in the food processor until smooth and spread evenly over the crust. Freeze while you prepare the topping. I didn’t use any alcohol in these bars.


4) If solid, melt the coconut in the microwave. In a small bowl mix the topping ingredients and pour over the middle layer making sure to spread it evenly.

Note: You have to be quick when pouring the chocolate over the cream layer – the chocolate sets pretty quickly!

5) Freeze bars until firm. To serve, let the bars thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes and cut as desired.

These are like ice cream bars and you won’t be able to stop at one! These bars are amazing! Super easy and quick to make! Perfect summer treat! The 3 different textured layers will get your taste buds going.

“Chocolate, coffee and ice cream were far more reliable when it came to providing a good time, and at least they would never disappoint me.” ~ Keri Arthur

 

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4 responses to “coffee cream bars …

  1. This sounds yumm!! Looking forward to make these bars asap!! :)
    Thank for the recipe share!!

  2. These looked superb & that iw why I made them! They were freaking delicious too! xxx Excelllent with a vegan café latte!

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