Chocolate Peppermint Bars

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“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

  • Layer 1
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 12 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup sifted flour
  • Layer 2
  • 1 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 -3 tablespoons cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Layer 3
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  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!).

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