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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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