Chocolate Mint Bars

Chocolate Mint Bars

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Serves

 

These bars are great at the holidays with their festive green mint layer. They have a cake-like first layer, then mint, then dark chocolate on top.

Keep these refrigerated or frozen until about an hour before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate syrup (16 ounce can)
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips OR one bag mint chocolate chips

Preparation

  • 1 Heat oven to 350; grease 13 x 9 pan. Combine 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, 4 eggs and 1 1/2 cup chocolate syrup (16 ounce can). Beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely.
  • 2 While cooling, prepare the following mixture: 2 cups confectioner's sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 tablespoon water, 3/4 teaspoon mint extract and 3 drops green food coloring. Beat until smooth, then spread over the top of the chocolate cake layer. Let set.
  • 3 Meanwhile, prepare the following: 6 tablespoons butter and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips OR one bag mint chocolate chips. Melt together in the microwave or in a double boiler and spread over the mint layer. Chill the dessert at least one hour then cut into squares to serve. If you chill longer, you may need to let it set out before cutting.

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