Mint Chocolate Squares

My Mom used to make these for us every Christmas:  Mint Chocolate Squares

Mint Chocolate Squares

Yield: 24 bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes + chill time

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Mint Chocolate Squares

Ingredients:

CRUST:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • One 24-ounce container Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

MINT CREAM LAYER

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (NOT spearmint)
  • 3 drops green food coloring

CHOCOLATE TOPPING

  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
  • 1 cup mint or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Prepare the crust: In medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the flour, sugar, butter, eggs and chocolate syrup until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Prepare the mint cream layer: Use an electric mixer to combine the powdered sugar, butter, water, mint extract, and green food coloring. Spread evenly over the cooled cake. Chill.
  4. Prepare the chocolate topping: Microwave on high the butter and chocolate chips until melted (or heat on low in a small saucepan on the stove). Stir until smooth. Pour the chocolate topping on top of the mint layer. Spread evenly. Cover and chill. Cut into squares when firm.
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com (from my Mom... who got it from somewhere a long time ago)

Here are a few more mint chocolate dessert recipes you might enjoy:

2 Responses to “Mint Chocolate Squares”

  1. postedDec 6, 2015 8:00 PM
    sophie

    HI,

    What can you substitute the chocolate syrup for if you don’t have any?

    Thanks

    • December 6th, 2015 @ 10:19 PM

      I think you’ll need to get some- it’s a key part of the recipe.

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