Midnight Mint Bars

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 36
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a heavy saucepan, heat the butter, cocoa and sugar over low heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring often.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in a small amount of hot mixture into egg; return all to pan.
  • Cook and stir until mixture coats a metal spoon and reaches 160.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in cracker crumbs, coconut and walnuts.
  • Press into a buttered 9 inch square pan; set aside.
  • For filling, in a small mixing bowl, beat butter, confectioners sugar, milk and extract until smooth.
  • Tint with food coloring if desired.
  • Spread evenly over bottom layer; set aside.
  • For topping, in a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat until blended and smooth, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.
  • Spread over filling.
  • Cover and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  • Cut into bars.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
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