These brownie-like dessert bars have a cream cheese topping and a chocolate glaze.

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Chocolate Espresso Walnut Tiles

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve espresso powder in boiling water; set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter and bittersweet chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool.

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  • Meanwhile, line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

  • Stir sugar into cooled chocolate mixture in saucepan; add espresso mixture. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in nuts. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

  • Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until top appears set and dry. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Spread the Brownie Glaze evenly over frosting. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or until glaze is set.

  • Before serving, use foil to lift brownies out of pan. Cut into bars. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. If you like, garnish with chocolate-covered coffee beans.

  • Makes 48 bars.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Espresso Walnut Tiles)

164 calories; 9 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 48 mg sodium. 64 mg potassium; 21 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 2 g protein; 146 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 12 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a medium bowl beat together cream cheese, butter or margarine, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth.

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Brownie Glaze

Ingredients

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine bittersweet chocolate, butter, whipping cream and instant espresso powder or instant coffee crystals. Cook and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; cool for 30 minutes.

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