desserts

Peppermint Bars

An extravagant dessert of a fudgy brownie layered with peppermint filling and a rich chocolate glaze. You'll want to include this in a holiday dessert tray or package for a cookie exchange or gift basket.
15 min
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
258
CALORIES
13
INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

  • Brownie:
  • 1 package (450 gram) fudge brownie mix
  • Peppermint Filling:
  • 5 cups (1.25 liters) confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175 mililiter) plus 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter , melted
  • 2 tablespoon (30 mililiter) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mililiter) Pure Mint & Peppermint Extract
  • Red Food Colouring
  • Chocolate Glaze:
  • 12 ounce (340 gram) semi-sweet baking chocolate , coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • Crushed peppermint candies , optional
  • Pure Vanilla Extract

Preparation

  • 1 For the brownie, preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare brownie mix as directed on package. Spread in greased foil-lined 15x10x1-inch (38x26x3 cm) baking pan.
  • 2 Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  • 3 Meanwhile, for the filling, beat confectioners’ sugar, melted butter, cream, peppermint extract and food colour in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth. Spread evenly over cooled brownie. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 4 For the glaze, microwave chocolate and ½ cup (125 mL/1 stick) butter in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes, or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Spread over top of chilled brownie. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies, if desired. Cut into bars.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

(per Serving)

Nutrition information coming soon.

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