Chocolate Mint Squares

Ever since I was little, these mint squares have been a family tradition.

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Some people aren’t big fans of Mint Chocolate – but, I am not one of them. I am absolutely obsessed with any kind of mint chocolate – ice cream, bars, candies, macarons, you name it.

The great thing about these squares is that you can make them as minty (or not minty) as you want. I’ve tried other flavours like almond, but I always go back to the original. With a fresh green icing, they match any holiday décor perfectly.

Ingredients:

1 Cup chocolate chips

½ cup Butter (or margarine)

2 ¼ cups icing sugar

1 egg

1 ½ cup Graham crumbs

2 Tablespoons milk

Food colouring

Mint flavouring

Step One: Melt the chocolate chips and ¼ cup of Butter over a pot of boiling water.

homemade chocolate mint bars recipe

homemade chocolate mint bars recipe

^My makeshift double boiler^

Step Two: In a big bowl, mix the graham crumbs, ¼ cup of icing sugar, and the egg. Pour in the melted chocolate, reserving ¼ cup of the chocolate for the top drizzle.

homemade chocolate mint bars recipe

homemade chocolate mint bars recipe

Step Three: Pour the chocolate/graham crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased pan. 8 X 8 is best (I used 9 x 12, so my squares were just a little thinner). Spread the crust and press down on it with a spoon. Refrigerate.

homemade chocolate mint bars recipe

Step Four: Cream ¼ cup of butter, then slowly add in 2 cups icing sugar and the milk. Once blended, add in food colouring of your choice (I used about 3 drops yellow, 1 drop blue).

homemade chocolate mint bars recipe

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Step Five: Add mint flavouring to the icing to taste. (I used about 1 ½ teaspoons)

Step Six: Pour the icing over the crust and spread evenly.

homemade chocolate mint bars recipe

Step Seven: Drizzle the reserve chocolate over the icing.

homemade chocolate mint bars recipe

Keep in refrigerator (or freeze).

homemade chocolate mint bars recipe

homemade chocolate mint bars recipe

 

Don’t forget to lick the bowl!

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If you’re thinking of making a Christmas tin of holiday desserts, why not add these:

Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Avalanche Bark Bars

 

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