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No-Bake Chocolate Mint Bars – #SRC

What could be better than a rich chocolate dessert that takes hardly any time to whip up and is also a no-bake wonder? Not much in my book…

When I spotted this recipe for No-Bake Chocolate Mint Bars from Amy over at Fearless Homemaker, for this month’s participation in Secret Recipe Club, I knew this was one recipe I just had to make! I’ve always loved the combination of chocolate and mint so this one had my name written all over it! Thanks Amy!

I didn’t really make any changes to Amy’s recipe except that, instead of the green food coloring she’d used, I substituted orange as my little wink and a nod to Halloween. BOO!

No-Bake Chocolate Mint Bars Recipe

Yield:  9 bars        Prep time: 30 minutes (including freeze time)

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
2 sticks butter, softened and divided, plus 3 tablespoons
1 3/4 cups graham crackers crumbs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-5 drops food color (your choice of color)
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Halloween jimmies

-Spray a 9″ square pan with baking spray. Set aside.

-In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 1/2 cup butter on low power and at short intervals, stirring until melted.

-Stir in the graham cracker crumbs and press this mixture evenly into the bottom of the square pan. Freeze while you prepare the middle layer.

-In a large bowl with an electric mixer (or stand mixer), beat together 1/2 cup butter, milk, peppermint and vanilla extract and the food coloring.

-Gradually beat in the powdered sugar (on low speed) until the mixture is smooth and creamy. If you choose to add additional food coloring, now is the time.

-Remove the crust layer from the freezer and spread the powdered sugar mixture evenly over the cookie crust layer. Return to the freezer while you prepare the top layer.

-Microwave the remaining chocolate chips with 3 tablespoons butter, on low power and at intervals, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth.

-Spread the final chocolate layer evenly over the powdered sugar layer and garnish with your choice of jimmies. Refrigerate.

-Cut into bars and serve on a scary plate (optional 🙂

No Bake Chocolate Mint Bars Recips

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Rebekah Hills

Friday 1st of November 2013

What a fun treat!! Great SRC pick this month!!


Wednesday 30th of October 2013

Perfect treat for Halloween! Easy to sneak in a few bites of these when your shelling out candy!


Tuesday 29th of October 2013

Hard to beat this one as far as Halloween treats are concerned!

great job, loved your choice for this month's assignment! YOU ROCK!

Lynn Huntley

Monday 28th of October 2013

Wonderful and a great pick for SRC and Halloween~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Erin Tableforseven

Monday 28th of October 2013

looks delicious and adorable :) Perfect choice!