Coffee Chocolate Squares


Those of you who live in Shanghai I am sure all know the chef of Boxing Cat Brewery, Mike Solovey…well, he is a friend of mine and yesterday night I invited him over for dinner. I know, that must sound crazy and totally insane…cooking for a chef? But he is such a nice and fun guy that the good time I have with him makes me forget about how shameful I feel every time I offered him something I made.

Anyways, these Coffee Chocolate Squares are what I made for dessert. I served them with some vanilla ice cream and I think they were pretty tasty. Again, this is my opinion, not sure what Chef Mike thought about them…

You better try and let me know what you think :)

Ingredients (makes about 15 squares):

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp coffee

First thing prepare coffee. This is my moka…I brought it from Italy…Isnt is cute?

ohhh and here is the coffee gushing out…mmm it smells goooooood!

Cream butter and brown sugar

Add vanilla extract, coffee and baking powder

Slowly sift in flour

Grease a pan and press the dough evenly.

Take half cup of chocolate chips

and sprinkle them on top

Bake at 170 C for about 25 min.

Let it cool down and cut into squares.

One square provides:

  • Calories: 134 (from fat 71 )
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

  • mike

    Ahh I see it’s like a big chocolate chip coffee cookie, yummm

    • Daniela

      A bit drier than a cookie but yeah, basically same concept

  • mike

    Ohh and I like the little coffee pot I have a little aluminum one I use as a backup say if the power goes out or we go camping

  • mike

    oh and i see you do it the same way i make my crumb cake, line the pan with parchment !!

    easy clean up ! did you see the ziploc bag mixing trick ?

  • Charlie Murphy

    Ahh I see it’s like a big chocolate chip coffee cookie, yummm