Recipe: Coconut Coffee Squares

Coconut Coffee Squares
A few Sundays ago I’ve shared these at my parent’s house, and they turned out to be a big hit! To create these treats I took a very simple blondies/coconut squares recipe, and then added my own caffeinated twist to them along with a buttercream topping that melts in your mouth. If you love coffee and coconut I encourage you to give this recipe a try, and to share them with your loved ones.

 

Squares

8×8 inch pan, buttered
1/3 cup real butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons instant coffee, dissolved in 1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsweetened coconut
¾ cup all purpose, or cake flour

Buttercream Icing

¼ cup real room temperature butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 Tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon vanilla (or ½ vanilla, ½ coconut extract)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cream

Sprinkles

Coconut, toasted on stove

Directions

Set oven to 275 degrees.

Rub brown sugar and butter together with spatula until it becomes a smooth paste. Add egg, vanilla, and coffee mixture. Mix together.

Add salt, baking powder, and coconut. Gradually add and mix in flour ¼ cup at a time.

Scrape batter into buttered 8×8” pan. Bake for 35, to 45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.  Timings may vary.

Buttercream Icing

Using rubber spatula, gradually add and mix icing sugar and corn starch with butter.

Add salt, flavouring and cream. Whip together with spatula until fluffy

Assembly

Once cooled, spread the buttercream icing on top, and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Slice into squares, share, and enjoy with coffee! 😊

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