Almond Mocha Cookie Bars are the special sort of dessert you’ll want to make for holidays, birthdays, and brunches. Toasted almonds, coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar combine to make these cookies a legendary treat your family will beg you to make again and again.
These cookie bars are perfect for special occasions like holidays, birthdays, or brunches. The combination of toasted almonds, coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar creates a truly legendary treat that my family couldn’t get enough of.
To make the cookie bars, I started by toasting the almonds in a dry skillet until they were fragrant and slightly golden. I let them cool, and then roughly chopped them to add a delicious crunch to the bars.
In a mixing bowl, I combined butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar, and beat them together until light and creamy. I added in some instant coffee granules dissolved in hot water to give the bars a rich mocha flavor. Next, I added in the dry ingredients, including all-purpose flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt, and mixed until just combined.
Once the dough came together, I stirred in the chopped toasted almonds and semisweet chocolate chips, ensuring they were evenly distributed throughout the dough. I transferred the dough to a prepared baking dish and pressed it down firmly to create an even layer.
I baked the cookie bars in the preheated oven until they were golden brown around the edges and set in the center. The aroma of almonds, coffee, and chocolate filled the kitchen, making it hard to resist taking a bite right away.
After allowing the bars to cool completely, I cut them into squares and served them to my family. The combination of flavors was simply amazing. The toasty almonds added a wonderful nuttiness, while the mocha flavor provided a hint of coffee that complemented the rich chocolate perfectly. The chewy texture of the bars made each bite a delight.