Did you read the Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bar post? This is the second bar I’ve baked from Beth Lipton‘s You Made That Dessert. I picked another classic: Coffee and Chocolate Chip Blondies. The bars are rich, dense and with an exceptional coffee flavor.
The toasty coffee and sweet chocolate compliment each other perfectly making these bars a lovely morning nibble. Who doesn’t like kickstarting their day on a sweet note, right?
I’ve also baked a variation: omitting the coffee and adding coconut and cranberries to it. They were softer and slightly more chewy. The base of this recipe is easily adaptable and infallible.
Coffee Chocolate Chip Blondies
Author: Beth Lipton’s You Made That Dessert | Reprinted with the author’s permission
Recipe type: Blondies, Dessert
- Cooking Spray
- 11/2 cups (6.4 ounces) all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 12 tablespoons (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
- 11/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (I omitted this)
- 11/4 cup sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with foil. Leave a two inch overhang on both sides; lightly mist the foil with cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir with a fork to mix. In a saucepan, warm the butter and brown sugar on low heat, stirring with flexible spatula until the butter has melted and butter and sugar are well combined.
- Pour the butter sugar mixture into a large bowl and let it cool for about 5 minutes. (test the temperature with your finger- it should feel warm but not hot)
- Meanwhile, beat the eggs lightly in a small bowl with a whisk, just to mix the yolk and whites. In a small bowl, dissolve the instant espresso with vanilla.
- When the butter sugar mixture has cooled beat in the eggs with the whisk, then beat in the espresso vanilla mixture. Add the flour mixture and stir with a flexible spatula or a wooden spoon. Scrape down the bottom of the bowl ensuring all the dry ingredients are mixed in. Stir in chopped nuts and chocolate chips.
- Scrape down the batter into the baking pan and spread it evenly with a flexible spatula. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until just golden brown and set in the centre. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let to cool. Let it cool completely.
- For the nearest cut, place the pan in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before slicing. To slice use the overhang foil to remove the blondies and place on a large cutting board. Use a chef’s knife and cut into 24 pieces, wiping off knife between cuts, then carefully remove foil.
[Note: Both recipes have been reprinted with Beth Lipton’s permission]
36 Responses to Coffee and Chocolate Chip Bars
Definitely my ideal breakfast!
sexy bars u v got there. nice in between, sometimes, always…..
A hot cup of coffee and a few of these bars would definitely put anybody in a great mood and ready to face a busy day of wrapping, shopping, decorating or whatever comes your way! Delicious recipe-thanks for sharing this one.
Annnnd I hate you again ;) Looks AMAZING and I want a whole pan, please!
I’ll have to check out this cookbook, and, uh, tell my waistline to shut it.
Uh, oh…I might need to buy another cookbook! These look fabulous, too….mmmmmm.
I love all desserts with coffee in them and this one looks delicious! Chocolate and coffee are match made in heaven! And these would be such a great gift for the holidays, definitely a keeper :) Great recipe!
Okay – the cookies and cream one looked amazing, but this one is my choice! They’re both amazing and I’m SO glad you shared! Thank you!
I love coffee bars and chocolate chips. This would be awesome with a glass of milk for breakfast. I will definitely make these soon.
You are just spoiling us post after post. I am trying to stay away from baking but visiting your blog makes me weak-willed.
These blondies look absolutely fantastic
now i get to eat my cafe mocha :)
Yum! I just love chocolate chips and I love Blondies, what a perfect combo! I love that you added espresso powder!
these look so good. thanks for sharing … i will be passing this onto my wife.
OMG! Simply amazing! Will try this one out this weekend! I love the the idea of the coffee flavoring!!
WOW! Gorgeous photo’s and scrumptious coffee chocolate chips bars. I want some now!
This will make for a great christmas present. thanks for sharing.
Ooo yes please! I loooooove blondies!
This picture literally made me drool. No joke.
I’m definitely a blondies gal, so this recipe sounds perfect!
I am always left drooling after visiting your blog. This recipe is not an exception ;)
Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe .. Pic are great .. i must try this at home.
These bars sound great as do the ones you made with cranberries and coconut. Love a chewy bar as much as I love a chewy cookie.
I would love to kickstart my day with these!!
I absolutely love blondies,they are fit for angels!When served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce,even better!Another gem from you,noting down/bookmarking.:-)
Your bars are really doing me in right now. I don’t know which one to try first.
oh wow- these sound so, so fantastic! love love love the coffee and chocolate combo in a bar!
Wow your food looks great. I am sure am hungry looking and reading
I love instant espresso powder, I swear I could add it to everything! ;) These bars sound incredible! :)
I love coffee flavored desserts and this looks easy to make and delicious! I can’t wait to give them a try!
These sound wonderful! They would be great with coffee! Can’t go wrong when pairing coffee with chocolate especially in a cookie bar!
I want to wake up to a tray of these bars! Coffee and chocolate can cure even the sleepiest of mornings.
You know I’ve never, ever made a blondie? It’s outrageous, but I’m going to correct that by trying out this recipe first! Your lovely shot of the bars really caught my fancy :).
I love love this recipe.
I love the pairing of coffee and chocolate! This looks fantastic :)
Wow this is a definite keeper! This wouldn’t last too long in mt kitchen. I’ll prove that soon enough :-) Love it!
This could be breakfast right? Looks delicious!