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       Title: Almond Mocha Bars
  Categories: Cookies, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
  
            Bars:
   1 1/2 c  Firmly-packed brown sugar
     2/3 c  Crisco shortening
   2 1/2 tb Instant coffee dissolved in
       2 tb Cold water
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Almond extract
       2    Eggs
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/3 c  Cocoa
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Baking soda
       1 c  Miniature semi-sweet
            = chocolate chips
       1 c  Slivered almonds; toasted
            =and coarsely chopped
            Coffee glaze:
       1 c  Icing sugar
       2 tb Cold strong coffee*
  
   * (1 tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 2 tbsp [30 mL] cold
   water)1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease 13 x 9-inch
   (33 cm x 23 cm) pan with shortening. Place cooling rack on
   countertop.
   2. For bars, combine brown sugar, shortening, coffee
   mixture, vanilla and almond extract in large bowl. Beat at
   medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat
   eggs into creamed mixture.
   3. Combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Mix into
   creamed mixture at low speed just until blended. Stir in
   chocolate chips and almonds. Spread mixture evenly in
   prepared pan.
   4. Bake at 350F (180C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until
   set. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
   Cut into bars.
   5. For glaze, combine icing sugar and coffee in small bowl.
   Stir until well blended. Add additional coffee if mixture
   is too thick to drizzle. Drizzle over cooled bars. Makes: 3
   dozen bars
  
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