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Chocolate Mint Treasures

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

4 dozen

“I love chocolate and mint together. These bars win rave reviews for taking that winning combination up a notch by using dark, milk and white chocolate.” —Sherry Johnston, Green Cove Springs, Florida
Chocolate Mint Treasures Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • FIRST LAYER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • SECOND LAYER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (7.05 ounces) After Eight thin mints
  • DRIZZLE:
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Chill 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, for second layer, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Gently spread over chocolate layer.
  3. Bake at 350° for 16-20 minutes until edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven; top with mints. Bake 1-2 minutes or until mints begin to melt; carefully spread mints evenly over the top. Cool completely.
  4. In a microwave, melt bittersweet chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Drizzle or spread over bars. Grate white chocolate or make chocolate curls to decorate top. Chill until set. Cut into triangles.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts: 1 bar equals 110 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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