Mocha Cheese Bars
May 6, 2021
Chaya Ruchie Schwartz
Photo by Chay Berger
Nothing like those indulgent Shavuos-morning treats (and cheats!).
Yield: 1 9”x13” pan
10 tablespoons butter, softened (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons)
2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons coffee granules, dissolved in 2/3 cup boiling water
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 8-oz. container cream cheese (not whipped)
1/3 cup sugar
Chopped dairy chocolate—dark and white
Dairy chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and coffee and mix until combined. Add dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated. Spread batter in a 9”x13” pan.
Combine cheese mixture ingredients. Drop spoonfuls of the cheese mixture on top of the batter.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle add-ins. You may need to gently press them in.
Return to oven for another 25 minutes or until set. Allow to cool.
Cut into bars.