White Chocolate- Peppermint Pistachio Bars

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White Chocolate- Peppermint Pistachio Bars

Yield: 20 to 24 bars

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 25 min

Ingredients:

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (not spearmint)
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candies
1 cup coarsely crushed pistachios

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the shortening, butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the baking soda, extract and eggs until well blended. Stir in the flour, white chocolate, crushed candies and nuts. Spread the dough evenly in the prepared pan.

3. Bake 25 minutes, or until golden brown or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

4. Cool to room temperature; cut into bars.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (via Better Recipes)