Chocolate Buttermilk Bars

Chocolate and cinnamon are a classic Mexican flavor combination. These layered bars are delicious served with any flavored tea or coffee.

Serves: 36Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 36

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup plus ¼ cup cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • ¼ cup whole milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, softened butter, and pecans and mix until crumbly. Press 2 cups of this mixture into a 13" x 9" pan and set aside.
  • To remaining crumbs in bowl, add baking soda, cinnamon, salt, buttermilk, ⅓ cup cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon vanilla, almond extract, and egg. Beat well. Pour over crust in pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20–25 minutes until bars are set and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set pan on wire rack.
  • In medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, melted butter, milk, and ½ teaspoon vanilla and mix thoroughly. Pour over warm bars and spread to cover. Let cool, then cut into bars.

Recipe Information

Serves: 36

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup plus ¼ cup cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • ¼ cup whole milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, softened butter, and pecans and mix until crumbly. Press 2 cups of this mixture into a 13" x 9" pan and set aside.
  • To remaining crumbs in bowl, add baking soda, cinnamon, salt, buttermilk, ⅓ cup cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon vanilla, almond extract, and egg. Beat well. Pour over crust in pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20–25 minutes until bars are set and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set pan on wire rack.
  • In medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, melted butter, milk, and ½ teaspoon vanilla and mix thoroughly. Pour over warm bars and spread to cover. Let cool, then cut into bars.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat4.5g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium65mg
Total Carbohydrate25g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars19g
Protein2g