Introduction: Noir Bars (Coffee and Cream)
Great for breakfast! ;) Well for me anyways.
These dessert bars are cream and coffee goodness, seriously.
Step 1: Base
Preheat oven 350 F
Mix in a bowl: 1/4 c flour, half of 1/3 c cocoa powder, 1/8 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt
In a separate bowl, mix: 1/4 c oil, 1/2 c sugar, 1 tsp vanilla essence, and 1 egg, with wire whisk
Add in flour mixture into egg mixture, stir to combine and pour into a square mold
Bake for 25 mins and let cool completely at room temperature before adding filling
Step 2: Filling
In a bowl, melt: 1/3 c semi sweet chocolate chips with 1 tbsp butter/margarine (30 seconds interval in microwave), let cool for 10 minutes
In a separate bowl, beat: 1 block of cream cheese and 3 tbsp butter until smooth, then beat in 3/4 c icing sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder and 1 tsp vanilla essence. Pour cooled chocolate and beat to combine
Pour mixture on top of base and chill at least 4 hours or overnight
Step 3: Topping
In a pot, over low-medium heat, melt 1 c semi sweet chocolate chips with 1/4 c half-half and 1 tbsp instant coffee granule such as from Nescafe (decaf works too) and 1/8 c of butter/margarine
Let cool for 10 minutes then spread evenly on top of second layer
Chill for at least 2 hours before slicing
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