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Holiday Swirl Bars

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 16
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These festive chocolate-peppermint cookie bars will be a huge hit at your Christmas cookie exchange! MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4
cup red candy melts or coating wafers
1/4
cup white candy melts or coating wafers

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving enough to hang over edges of pan. Spray bottom and sides of foil with cooking spray. Press cookie dough evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until edges and center are set and light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 45 seconds; stir. Continue heating for 15-second intervals until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in peppermint extract. Spread on top of warm cookie base, spreading to within 1/4 inch of edges.
  • 3
    In two separate small microwavable bowls, microwave candy melts uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. Continue heating for 20-second intervals, until candy melts can be stirred smooth; transfer to 2 separate small resealable food-storage plastic bags. Cut small corner off each bag, and squeeze teaspoonfuls of alternating colors onto melted chocolate layer. Using knife or metal spatula, cut through melted chocolate and candy melts to create swirled marble design. Firmly tap pan on counter to create a smooth surface.
  • 4
    Allow bars to cool completely, about 2 hours or until chocolate topping is set. To serve, remove bars from pan, and cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Cut bars with a sharp knife, wiping blade between cuts, if necessary.

Candy melts can be purchased at craft stores in the decorating aisles.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
24%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
17g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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