- 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 square (1 ounce) semisweet chocolate, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint
- 2 to 3 drops green or red food coloring, optional
- 1 square (1 ounce) semisweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 to 3 tablespoons boiling water
- In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Transfer half of the batter to another bowl; stir in nuts and chocolate. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
- Stir peppermint extract and food coloring if desired into remaining batter. Spoon over chocolate layer; cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
- In a saucepan, melt chocolate and butter. remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough water to achieve glaze consistency. Pour over brownies and spread evenly. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Reviews forMint Swirl Bars
"I made these for a family gathering. Everyone thought they were delicious. This one is a keeper!"
"We loved these squares. The mint flavour was great. I would make these again."
"What size pan? Preheat oven?"
"I made this squares for last Christmas. There did not seem to be enough batter. I am wondering if there is an error in the recipe. I would not make it again."