No-Bake Chocolate Mint Bars

Make an extra batch of these impossibly good layered bars--they won't last long. Chocoholics take note: you get the double-whammy of melted chocolate chips and chocolate cookies in these treats.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 25

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter
1
bag (10 oz) mint-flavored semisweet chocolate chips (1 2/3 cups)
2
cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
1/4
cup butter, softened
1
tablespoon milk
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
drop green food color
2
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter

  • 1 Lightly grease 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in cookie crumbs until well mixed; press evenly in pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter, the milk, peppermint extract, vanilla and food color with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. On low speed, gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
  • 3 Spread peppermint mixture evenly over crumb mixture. In 1-quart saucepan, melt remaining chocolate chips and 1/3 cup butter over low heat, stirring constantly; spread evenly over peppermint mixture. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, 10 to 15 minutes. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 5 rows.

Expert Tips

To ease preparation, purchase prepared chocolate crumbs. Otherwise, use about 45 chocolate cookies; place them in a plastic bag and press with a rolling pin until they are finely crushed, or crush them in a food processor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.