Peppermint Crumb Squares Recipe

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Peppermint Crumb Squares Recipe

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Although I have a boxful of recipes, I often opt to make up my own. My granddaughter likes to eat these bars when she visits.
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (11 ounces) vanilla chips
  • 2/3 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add flour; beat until crumbly. Press 2 cups into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; set remaining crumb mixture aside. Bake the crust at 350° for 8-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a microwave or double boiler, heat milk and vanilla chips until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Pour over hot crust and spread until smooth. Combine candy and reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over top. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Crumb Squares in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p79

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 116 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (11 ounces) vanilla chips
  • 2/3 cup crushed peppermint candies
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add flour; beat until crumbly. Press 2 cups into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; set remaining crumb mixture aside. Bake the crust at 350° for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a microwave or double boiler, heat milk and vanilla chips until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Pour over hot crust and spread until smooth. Combine candy and reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over top. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Crumb Squares in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p79

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 221022
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"I made this recipe for the first time. I used 12 oz. package of chocolate chips, melted with the sweetened condensed milk instead of the vanilla or white chips! I used my double boiler and melted the chocolate chips and condensed milk over boiling water which I stirred until smooth. I also measured out 2-1/2 cups of crumb mixture for the crust and pressed in a greased and floured 13x9x2" E-Z Foil baking pan. I'd gradually added the all-purpose flour to the butter/sugar creamed mixture, and for finer crumbs, it helps to rub the particles between your hands to make the crumbs smaller! I did use the 2/3 cup crushed Starlight peppermint candies and if the crushed candies have gotten hard, press with your hands to separate the candy particles!

I baked the crust 10 minutes, then I poured chocolate filling over hot crust; spread evenly.
I then sprinkled the combined peppermint candy/reserved crumb mixture over the filling and baked 20 minutes or until lightly browned. I found that this recipe actually makes up to 30 bars! I made this for friends and purposely have left the pan of bars uncut! This way, the folks can just enjoy the bars as needed! Thank you for this recipe! I put it to use for the Ingredient Challenge recipes calling for Crumbs! delowenstein"

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jslvsclf User ID: 919747 41578
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"I have a mini food processor I use frequently for nuts, and thinking I could use that for the peppermints, I was wrong..I broke the machine! Thankfully, though, I had some pecans I had chopped in it (saved), I used them instead. I also used the whole crust instead of saving some for the topping. All in all, this was very good. Thank you!,"

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