Mocha dream squares

Nothing goes better together than chocolate, coffee, nuts and a super creamy texture, you will have to agree once you’ve tasted these delicious squares.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter & 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. ground espresso (fine grind)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups biscuit crumbs
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. hot espresso
  • 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate squares

Directions:

Coat an 8″ x 8″ square pan with butter or oil.

For the bottom layer:

  • Melt 1/2 cup of the butter in a 2 quart pan or bowl.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the cocoa, and 4 Tbsp. of the ground coffee.
  • Add the egg and the vanilla. Mix completely.
  • Gradually stir in the biscuit crumbs. (Mixture will be thick).
  • Mix in the nuts and the coconut.
  • Press into the pan.
  • Chill.

For the middle layer:

  • Cream 1/4 cup of the butter until soft.
  • Gradually add the sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Stir in only enough liquid espresso to make the mixture smooth and easy to spread.
  • Spread over the bottom layer.
  • Chill.

For the top layer:

  • Melt the chocolate and the remaining 1 Tbsp. of butter in a double boiler.
  • Stir in the rest of the ground coffee.
  • Spread thinly and evenly over the second layer.
  • Chill.

After the top layer has set (refrigerate for at least 1 hour), cut into squares and serve.

Makes approximately 36 squares.

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