Peppermint Truffle Bars Recipe
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Peppermint Truffle Bars Recipe

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These truffles are one of the greatest candies I have ever tasted. They will disappear as fast as you make them.—Alysha Braun, St Catharines, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + chilling
MAKES:84 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + chilling
MAKES: 84 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • FILLING:
  • 16 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 75 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with foil; grease the foil with 1 teaspoon butter. In a large bowl, combine the flour, confectioners' sugar and salt. Add vanilla and remaining butter; cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Pat into prepared pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the chocolate, milk and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in extract and chocolate mixture. Pour over crust. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  5. Refrigerate overnight. Using foil, lift bars out of pan; cut into triangles. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 7 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Truffle Bars in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p80

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 75 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"I used vanilla extract instead of peppermint bc I was making them for a fall party, and peppermint seemed too wintry. But I can't wait to try them the original way!"

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"I used vanilla extract instead of peppermint bc I was making them for a fall party, and peppermint seemed to wintry. But I can't wait to try them the original way!"

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"They are wonderful. I am not partial to peppremint, so I used rum extract."

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"These were very good and fairly easy to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010

"These are quick, easy, and out of this world. Everyone raved about them. I would try different flavorings, too, such as almond with espresso."

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