Deep Dark Espresso Turbo Squares
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Deep Dark Espresso Turbo Squares
Deep Dark Espresso Turbo Squares

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1 cup flour
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 to 1/2 cup instant espresso powder
3/4 tsp. baking powder
Powdered sugar (optional garnish)

Courtesy of CAL FIRE Humboldt-Del Norte Unit Firefighter Steve Hartman.

Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 30 to 35 minutes, Makes: 18 bars

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 11 X 7-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Stir together brown sugar, butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in remaining ingredients except powdered sugar, stirring until just combined. Spread into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan before cutting into bars. Lightly dust with powdered sugar before serving, if you like.