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Peppermint Chocolate Bars Recipe

Peppermint Chocolate Bars Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

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.