05/23/2018 Kahlua Party Bars

Kahlua Party Bars

Recipe Courtesy of Cindy Schumacher

Bars:
1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup chopped almonds, toasted
½ cup butter
¼ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 egg, slightly beaten
1½ tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. Kahlua

Icing:
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
1 Tbsp. cream or milk
3 Tbsp. Kahlua

Topping:
1 ½ Tbsp. butter
4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

Combine graham cracker crumbs and almonds in large bowl.
Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Add sugar, cocoa, egg and vanilla.
Cook slowly for 4 minutes or until thickened. Pour over crumb mixture; toss gently.
Sprinkle Kahlua over mixture and mix gently. Press into bottom of 7 X 11 inch pan. Place in freezer.

Beat together butter and confectioners’ sugar in medium-size bowl. Add cream and Kahlua; mix well. Spread over bar layer. Freeze until firm.

Melt butter and chocolate in small saucepan over low heat. Spread over icing.
Cut into bars and freeze. Remove from freezer 30 minutes before serving.