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Noir Bars

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Noir Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 42 min
  • Servings 36
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Deep rich chocolate, dark roast coffee and velvety cream cheese come together in a seductive layered bar. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 pouch (496 g) Betty Crocker* Double Chocolate Chunk or Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1/4 cup (50 mL) vegetable oil
2 tbsp (25 mL) water
1 egg

8 tbsp (120 mL) butter, divided
3/4 cup (175 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 pkgs (each 250 g) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) icing sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla

1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping cream
2 cups (500 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup (50 mL) butter
2 tbsp (25 mL) instant coffee or espresso powder

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). In large bowl, combine cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Spread in bottom of ungreased 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) rectangular baking pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or just until set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 1-qt (1L) saucepan, melt 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the butter and 3/4 cup (175 mL) chocolate chips over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining 6 tbsp (90 mL) butter with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. On low speed, beat in icing sugar, cinnamon and vanilla until blended. Beat in cooled chocolate on medium speed until well blended. Spread filling over cooled base. Cover; refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  • 4
    In 2-qt (2 L) saucepan, heat cream, 2 cups (500 mL) chocolate chips, 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter and the espresso powder over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Cool until lukewarm, about 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Pour chocolate topping over filling; spread to cover bars. Refrigerate uncovered until set, at least 2 hours or overnight. For bars, cut with wet knife into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Did You Know? Noir is the French word for "black".

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 36
Calories
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16
Saturated Fat
9
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
35
Sodium
1205
Dietary Fiber
0
Sugars
18
Protein
2
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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