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Peppermint Chocolate Bars Recipe
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Peppermint Chocolate Bars Recipe

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I received this treasured recipe from a dear friend years ago. The frosting and topping make these thin brownies eye-catching.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 89 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add the chocolate mixture and mix well. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Stir in nuts.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, cream butter, sugar and extract until light and fluffy. Add enough cream until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Frost cooled bars. Melt chocolate and butter; drizzle over frosting. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Chocolate Bars in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p83

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 89 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

This is a great idea, but it's a bit too sweat for my taste. I would recommend using less sugar in the brownie base so that it complements the extremely sweet frosting better. I also used a cream cheese frosting instead of the one given.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

I meant to rate this recipe as "Excellent". For some reason I can't change my rating, but this recipe is delicious!

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