2 Great Coffee Snacks To Keep You Energized For Black Friday
If you want to be first in line for those tantalizing Black Friday door -buster sales, you'll need a little something to keep you up and ready to face the crowds. The best thing to do is to fill your Mr. Coffee® Pour! Brew! Go! travel mug with some freshly made espresso, but if you really want to stay strong for a hard day of shopping, you really need to accompany your drink with something to eat. So why not add a little more coffee to your diet? Get an edge on the other shoppers with these tasty coffee-flavored treats.
1. Espresso Brownies
Need something sweet to keep you perked up? Look no further than these delectable treats. There's no baking required, either, so you can make them and go.
- 1 tablespoon fresh coffee grounds
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened.
- Grind up a small amount of roasted coffee beans in your Mr. Coffee® Automatic Burr Mill Grinder. Use the finest setting.
- In a food processor or blender, chop of the almonds, dates and walnuts until they form a fine mixture.
- Add in the coffee grounds, salt, vanilla and cocoa powder and pulse until everything is well combined.
- Line a small pan with parchment paper and pour in the mixture. It should be very crumbly. Use your hands or the back of a large spoon to press it down firmly.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes, cut into small squares and serve.
2. Coffee Almond Bark
Here's another decadent snack that's easy to take on the go. The almonds will give you a little protein and energy, and the coffee will keep you moving.
- 1 tablespoon coffee grounds
- 10 ounces dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup almonds, slivered.
- As with the previous recipe, grind a small amount of beans on the finest setting.
- Chop up the chocolate and place it in a microwave safe bowl. Melt it in the microwave, stirring occasionally.
- Mix the coffee grounds into the melted chocolate, stirring quickly so the chocolate doesn't solidify.
- Add in the chopped almonds.
- Pour the mixture into a small baking pan. It should be about 1/2 centimeter thick. Place it in the refrigerator for at least three hours.
- Break it apart using the handle of a knife or another blunt instrument.