Peppermint Bars

Peppermint Bars


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

Courtney Scheiderich

Makes: 24 

  • 225 g butter
  • 200 g white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5 drops red food coloring
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 160 g finely crushed peppermint candy canes
  • 170 g semisweet chocolate chips
  • 80 g coarsely chopped peppermint candy canes

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C) and grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Cream butter or margarine and sugar. Beat in egg, peppermint extract and food colouring. Add flour and salt till well blended. Stir in 2/3 cup finely crushed candy.
  3. Spread evenly into greased pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm.
  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. NOTE: You can substitute plain chocolate bars. You'll need 10 - 5/8 oz. bars.

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