Chocolate Peppermint Bars

Total Time
55mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

Chocolate and peppermint -- a classic combination! The smooth chocolate top layer hides two more yummy layers underneath: a chocolate crust and creamy peppermint filling. You can also tint the mint layer green (or red, I suppose, for Christmas, though I think green is prettier and 'mintier.' Originally from the Colorado Cache cookbook, these bars are great for the holidays or anytime. Prep time does not include assorted chilling periods.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For Layer#1:.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter, stirring frequently.
  3. Cream eggs and sugar; add flour and chocolate mixture.
  4. Mix well and spread in 8x8 pan.
  5. Bake at 350F for 20 min; turn oven off and bake 5 min more.
  6. Let cool.
  7. For Layer#2:.
  8. Cream sugar and butter together.
  9. Blend in cream and extract.
  10. Spread on cooled crust layer and refrigerate until chilled.
  11. For Layer#3:.
  12. Melt chocolate and butter together; pour over peppermint layer.
  13. Chill& cut into small squares (this is rich!).
Most Helpful

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I love these! I remember having them as a kid. To cut down on the richness (if desired) halve the chocolate topping layer ingredients.