Original recipe by Valrhona Pastry Chef Sarah Tibbetts.
Category: Cookies & Bars
Difficulty: Easy
 Makes 6 sevings


1 1/2 cup butter (plus additional for pan)
2 cups sugar
2 Tbsp corn syrup
6 ea eggs
1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
3 tsp espresso powder
2 cups Hukambi 53% (melted)
2 cups flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
3/8 tsp baking powder
2 cups cashews
1 1/4 cups Hukambi 53% (chopped*)

*Chop chocolate before measuring.



  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the room temperature butter and sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the corn syrup, followed by the vanilla and espresso. Mix thoroughly then add the melted Hukambi 53% Chocolate
  • Combine the dry ingredients and add them in two parts. Finish by adding the chopped cashews and Hukambi 53% Chocolate. Remove from mixer and stir with a spatula to ensure at homogenous batter. 
  • Pour into a buttered 9x13” pan and bake at 350ºF for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer placed in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting into portions. 


*Chef’s note:  for a smaller batch, recipe can be cut in half and baked in an 8x8” or 9x9” pan depending on desired thickness. Adjust baking time as needed.