Creme de Menthe Bars

Creme de Menthe Bars

These bars are what the Christmas season means to me and conjure up wonderful childhood memories. I grew up eating them and if there’s one thing that represents holiday baking, Christmas, and Santa is coming, this is it. It’s my mom’s recipe from the 1970s, and she got it from a woman in rural Minnesota. …

Ingredients

  • Base 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder 1 large egg 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (I used and recommend Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers and you'll need two 9-ounce boxes; regular Oreos (not Double-Stuffed) may be substituted) 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Middle 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/3 cup cream de menthe liqueur 3 cups confectioners' sugar green food coloring, optional and as necessary (I used about 1/2 teaspoon) Topping 1/4 cup unsalted butter (half of 1 stick) 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (Crisco), optional (helps chocolate melt smoother and be less prone to cracking upon slicing) 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
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