Mint Chocolate Chip Bars

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Garrison Wayne

By
@TheOrganizedChef

These Mint Chocolate Chips Bars are truly a delightful treat, especially for St. Patrick’s Day. The green color from the Green Creme de Menthe is all you need to add the perfect touch of green to this desert. For those worried about the alcohol content, it cooks off when baked...and the tsp of it in the glaze is negligible..no more than in vanilla extract.
These will pair well with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream. The texture is a bit like a brownie.
I hope you will make a batch of these to enjoy.

Rating:

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Serves:
18 (approx 36 bars)
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • THE BASIC DOUGH

  • 1 1/2 stick
    unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • ADDITIONS FOR DOUGH 1 (1/2 OF BASIC DOUGH)

  • 3 Tbsp
    (each) unsweetened cocoa and sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • ADDITIONS FOR DOUGH 2 (2ND 1/2 OF BASIC DOUGH)

  • 2 Tbsp
    green creme de menthe
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • TOPPER FOR DOUGH

  • 2/3 c
    dark chocolate chips
  • DRIZZLE/GLAZE

  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp
    green creme de menthe
  • 2 tsp
    milk
  • ·
    a few drops of water, if needed

How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter for basic dough (use paddle) with sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add eggs and mix well. Add in flour.
  2. Remove half of the basic dough from bowl to a medium sized bowl.
  3. To the dough remaining in the stand mixer bowl, add additions for dough 1. Mix well.
  4. To the dough in other bowl, add additions for dough 2. Mix well.
  5. Spread dough 1 (chocolate dough) in the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan that is lined with nonstick foil. The foil should extend over each end for easy removal later. The easiest way to spread dough is to place dollops of dough evenly in the pan and use a butter knife to join together.
  6. Using the same technique, distribute the minted dough on top of the chocolate dough. Carefully spread to frost the top of the chocolate dough.
  7. Distribute chocolate chips evenly on top of minted dough. Press in lightly. Do not disturb the separation of dough layers.
  8. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 17-18 minutes. The dough will have browned a bit and a toothpick should test clean in the center (where there is no melted chocolate).
  9. Cool on rack 15-20 minutes in pan. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients in a small bowl for the glaze. Add a few drops water, if needed for drizzle consistency.
  10. Drizzle the glaze evenly over the baked and slightly cooled cookie layer.
    Cool another 30 minutes or more before pulling the entire baked cookie layer out of the pan to place on a large cutting board. Using a large knife, cut in to squares of desired size and place the cut squares back on rack to set up. When the chocolate chips have set up, pack the bars in a container with wax paper between layers. Cover tightly.

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