Peppermint Bars

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Christmas bar cookie. Dough is similar to sugar cookie with peppermint added. Topped with melted chocolate and crushed candy canes.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 5 drops red food coloring

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candy canes, divided

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C) and grease a 9x13-inch pan.

  2. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, peppermint extract, and food coloring. Add flour and salt till well blended. Stir in 2/3 cup finely crushed candy. Spread evenly into the greased pan.

  3. Bake until firm, about 25 minutes.

  4. After removing from oven, immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cover with a cookie sheet for 1 minute or until melted. Spread chocolate evenly and sprinkle with 1/3 cup coarsely chopped candy. Cool completely before cutting.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute plain chocolate bars. You'll need ten 5/8-ounce bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

428 Calories
20g Fat
61g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 173mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 3g
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 85mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.