Chocolate Mint Treasures

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 48
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • cooking spray
  • 1
    cup softened butter, divided (2 sticks)
  • 1
    cup sugar, divided
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla, divided
  • 2 14
    cups flour, divided
  • 14
    cup baking cocoa
  • 14
    teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1
    cup chopped Andes mints candies
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add one egg and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and beat well.
  • Gradually add 1 cup flour, cocoa, and 1/8 teaspoons salt, mixing well after each addition.
  • Spread mixture into 9x13 dish.
  • In a mixing bowl cream remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add remaining egg and remaining 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and beat well.
  • Gradually add remaining 1 1/4 cups flour and remaining 1/8 teaspoons salt, mixing well after each addition.
  • Gently spread over chocolate layer and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle chopped Andes mints over the top.
  • Bake until chocolate begins to melt, about 1 additional minute.
  • Spread melted chocolate over the top of the bars.
  • Cool completely.
  • Cut into 24 squares, and then cut squares into triangles.
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