No-Bake Chocolate Mint Bars

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

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

25

bars

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.
Makes 25 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
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:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 210
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 110mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.