Cut into large or small bars.



Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Combine flour, baking powder, cardamom, and salt; set these dry ingredients aside.

  • Combine milk and instant coffee in saucepan, and heat at a medium low setting. Stir until coffee dissolves, and remove from the heat.

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the white sugar and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Beat in the egg, and then beat in the coffee mixture. Gradually blend in the mixture of dry ingredients, and fold in the almonds.

  • Spread dough evenly in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

  • To Make Frosting: Put 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat in the evaporated milk and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in remaining 2 cups of confectioners' sugar. Continue beating until of desired consistency. If consistency is too thick, add a little more milk; if it is too thin, add more powdered sugar.

  • Frost the bars with the icing.

Nutrition Facts

126.5 calories; 1.6 g protein; 23.8 g carbohydrates; 9.5 mg cholesterol; 44.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
Very very good!! Nice flavors and the frosting is yum! the coffee gives a texture that is devine Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
Very very good!! Nice flavors and the frosting is yum! the coffee gives a texture that is devine Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These turned out delicious! Butter is not necessary if you want. I substitued 1 tbs oil 1/4 cup greek yogurt and 1 tbs half and half. I also used an extra 1/4 tsp of cardamom. I ended up with too much liquid so i used this to make the frosting by mixing what was left in the bowl with powdered sugar. This i drizzled on the bars as soon as they came out of the oven. delicious!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
instead of coffee and cardamom I used penzeys baking spice and king Arthurs espresso powder. added vanilla and also a bit of almond extract to batter plus coconut flakes and cashews. baked in 9x9 pan. Batter just a bit heavy on coffee flavor could also add oatmeal. these will be great under vanilla ice cream! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved these and they were fairly simple to make. I forgot to add the almonds to the batter so instead I roasted sliced almonds and sprinkled them on top of the frosting. Also I had to bake them far longer than 18-20 minutes. It was almost 29 minutes before they were baked through and I don't normally have trouble with my oven so I think the recipe may be off. I used a glass pan so I don't know if that made any difference? I plan to add these to my Holiday Cookie Tray. Read More