Peppermint Bars

Peppermint Bars


"Christmas bar cookie. Dough is similar to sugar cookie with peppermint added. Topped with melted chocolate and crushed candy canes."


servings 428 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 428 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 61g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 173 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C) and grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Cream butter or margarine and sugar. Beat in egg, peppermint extract and food coloring. Add flour and salt till well blended. Stir in 2/3 cup finely crushed candy.
  3. Spread evenly into greased pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm.
  4. After removing from oven, immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cover with a cookie sheet for 1 minute or until melted. Spread chocolate evenly and sprinkle with 1/3 cup coarsely chopped candy. Cool completely before cutting. NOTE: You can substitute plain chocolate bars. You'll need 10 - 5/8 oz. bars.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 44 Ratings


For those of you having trouble with the dough, remember that this is a sugar cookie dough. Don't try to work it like a pastry dough or a brownie. I use this variation and it never fails. ...

I did not like this recipe at all. The dough was extremely sticky and hard to work with. The directions said to bake until firm, but after the time specified it collapsed when I poked it, so I k...

I absolutely love these!! Mine don't ever turn out bad, like others have stated and I have made them several times. I do however omit the chopped candy canes. I just use the peppermint flavor...

great Christmas cookie

I don't know what I did wrong. I followed the directions completely and the next morning I tried to cut these into bars and it was as hard as a rock. My son joked that we could use them for Ch...

Clever concept. Just have to be careful cooking the cookie portion if you live in a "high altitude" area. I made that mistake on my first try with this recipe.

I totally agree with BARB72. This recipe sounded really great and looked good, but was too pepper-minty. After I cooked it, the dough was hard on the edges and mushy in the middle. Also very ...

I followed the directions to the "T" and they turned out looking beautiful. Let it cool, cut a piece and it tasted HORRIBLE! The problem was, it had NO taste. You'd think with all the peppermint...

We added 10 drops of food coloring, and it made them nice and red. And, I floured my hands, too, to smooth the dough down, and it helped. We also used a whole bag of chocolate chips instead of j...