Chocolate Lover’s Peppermint Bark Squares

These irresistible bars have mint in all the right places. With the help of refrigerated cookie dough, they're easy and quick, too! From Nicole Trager, Bake-Off® Monthly Challenge.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
3
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1 1/4
cups milk chocolate chips
1 1/4
cups white vanilla baking chips
1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract
8
hard round peppermint candies

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cocoa until well blended. Press in bottom of ungreased 8-inch square pan.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle with milk chocolate chips. Cover with foil; let stand 5 minutes to melt. Spread melted chocolate evenly. Refrigerate about 45 minutes or just until chocolate is set.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 1 minute, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Stir in peppermint extract. Spread over milk chocolate layer. Place candies in food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; coarsely crush with rolling pin or meat mallet. Sprinkle crushed candies on top. Refrigerate about 45 minutes or just until set. For squares, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cocoa until well blended. Press in bottom of ungreased 8-inch square pan.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle with milk chocolate chips. Cover with foil; let stand 5 minutes to melt. Spread melted chocolate evenly. Refrigerate about 45 minutes or just until chocolate is set.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 1 minute, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Stir in peppermint extract. Spread over milk chocolate layer. Place candies in food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; coarsely crush with rolling pin or meat mallet. Sprinkle crushed candies on top. Refrigerate about 45 minutes or just until set. For squares, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
32g
32%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.