Cinnamon Molasses Bars

    40 minutes

    These easy to make molasses bars are moist and delicious. They have an exotic spiciness from the combination of coffee and cinnamon.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1/2 cup copha
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1/2 cup molasses
    • 1/3 cup hot brewed coffee
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 65g butter
    • 2 cups (375g) icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cold brewed coffee

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm baking pan.
    2. In a large bowl cream together the copha and sugar. Blend in the egg, molasses and hot coffee. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and cinnamon; stir into the molasses mixture until well blended. Mix in the raisins. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
    3. Bake for about 25 minutes in the preheated oven or until firm. To make icing combine butter, icing sugar and cold coffee in a medium bowl; beat until smooth. Ice bars while warm, but allow them to cool before cutting.

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    the batter was beautiful, so smooth, tasted great... but the bars were dry. still soft, just not moist like i thought they would be. i even took them out of the oven 5 minutes early. the frosting is great, could eat that by the spoonful. i may experiment a bit with ingredients to fix this recipe. it is worth saving.  -  27 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These bars were very good. I was afraid the coffee would make them taste more like mocha than molasses but they didn't. They were nice and moist. However, I didn't care for the frosting. It had a coffee after taste and I don't care for coffee. I still rate this recipe a 5 because the bars were excellent  -  11 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    very strong molasses flavor...frosting is great with the coffee flavor!!  -  13 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)