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Monday, September 7, 2009

Mocha Dump Bars

I pulled out my new church cookbook again last week, looking for a dessert recipe -- something quick to make, with the limited ingredients I had in the pantry. I found a recipe for Dump Bars that fit the bill and I modified it a bit with some instant coffee for a Mocha Dump Bar. I don't know why they are called Dump Bars -- you don't dump the ingredients into the pan, or even the mixing bowl, so I am stumped. They were very good though -- light in texture from the eggs, but rich. They were perfect with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Like the Revel Bars, though, the recipe made a butt load so be sure to have a crowd on-hand.

Mocha Dump Bars

2 c. sugar
5 eggs
1 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. cocoa
2 c. flour
2 T. instant coffee
1 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 c. chocolate chips

Grease bottom and sides of a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan.

Cream sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla together until smooth. Add instant coffee. Gradually add cocoa, flour and salt. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into jelly roll pan and bake for 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes. (Batter will completely fill pan, but mine didn't overflow, even during baking.)

Cool on a rack and cut into bars.


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