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Mocha Java Bars Recipe

Mocha Java Bars

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"For best results, use a high quality Dutch cocoa and gourmet white chocolate."

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Original recipe makes 15 bars Change Servings


  1. To make Pastry: Combine 1/2 cup butter, white sugar, vanilla and the egg in a double boiler over low heat. Stir until thick. Add the graham cracker crumbs, coconut and nuts and mix well. Pour into baking pan and let cool.
  2. To prepare Filling: In medium-sized bowl, dissolve the instant coffee in the hot coffee. Mix in powdered sugar, cocoa, 1/4 cup of butter and milk. Spread filling over pastry and chill for 15 minutes.
  3. To prepare Topping: Melt white chocolate in double boiler over low heat. Spread over filling and cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 20, 2006

So good! This recipe needs some small changes though. I have been baking for many years, so have learned to go with my instincts when trying a new recipe. I cut out the 2 tsp. of coffee granules, as it would be way too strong and bitter. I also cut the icing sugar to 2 cups, and I added two tbls. corn syrup as it gives an extra mellow sweetness to the frosting.Whenever I make frosting for cakes or squares etc., I always add corn syrup to give it an extra rich and creamy taste. Use a 9 inch pan, fits just right.However if you want very thin and dainty type squares,use a 9x13 inch pan. Just great! Also, they would be better without the melted chocolate on them, don't need it really. They have all the flavor and sweetness without it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 02, 2005

What a HUGE disappointment! I raced all over town to get the ingred's for this...and it ended up in the trash. It didn't tell you what size pan to use, the mocha layer was bitter, and 15 mins was not near long enough to chill in the fridge before adding the white chocolate. Some recipes I botch I keep just for myself to nibble on after deciding not to serve to guests. Not this one. Hope others have better success.


10 Ratings

Nov 09, 2009

This is a graham cracker crust with frosting. The coconut threw off the coffee taste, and the white chocolate made an already really sweet bar SUPER sweet. Nobody finished theirs. I might try it again sometime without the coconut and white chocolate though.

Feb 16, 2010

"Yummy" said my friend Barb. Made these for a potluck lunch. The only variations I made were to drizzle the white chocolate and added mini chocolate chips on top for texture. Very complex blend of flavors and yes, very sweet!

Oct 02, 2004

These bars are soooo good! I had about 40 minutes to prepare a dessert for a pot luck and didn't want to make blah brownies from a box. I used pre-made graham cracker crumbs, but next time I think I'll crush them myself for more texture in the crust. Instead of spreading the white chocolate on top, I melted it in the microwave in a ziplock baggie and snipped off the corner to drizzle it. Mine weren't chewy, as another reviewer found, but I also didn't store them in the fridge. These are so quick and easy... if you like coffee and chocolate, you'll love them!

Apr 06, 2004

Thanks Otto for a fabulous recipe. These were chewy, delicious and a hit with the room mates. I will make these again, and will substitute more coffee and kahlua or bailys for the milk.

Apr 16, 2003

Relatively easy to prepare. My coffee loving customers loved them. Thanks! :-)))))

Jul 30, 2010

I was so excited to try a great coconut bar, but this was just wayyy to sweet.


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  • Calories
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 18.5 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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