Peppermint Bars

Peppermint Bars


peppermint (Filling)
chocolate glaze
1 package fudge brownie mix (family-size)
5 cups confectioners sugar
14 tablespoons butter (melted)
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon mccormick pure peppermint extract
1/8 teaspoon berries (color from McCormick® Color from Nature™ - Food Colors)
12 ounces semisweet baking chocolate (coarsely chopped)
1/2 cup butter
peppermint candy


1For the Brownie, preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare brownie mix as directed on package. Spread in greased foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
2Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.
3Meanwhile, for the Filling, beat confectioners’ sugar, melted butter, cream, peppermint extract and Berry color in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth. Spread evenly over cooled brownie. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
4For the Glaze, microwave chocolate and remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Spread over top of chilled brownie. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies, if desired. Cut into bars.
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