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Peppermint Cream Bites


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  • Author: 5boysbaker.com

Description

An Oreo crust topped with a peppermint filling and topped with melted chocolate . . .perfect holiday treat!


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling ((15 cookies))
  • 3 Tbsp. butter (, melted)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. butter (, softened)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. half-n-half or milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 drop red or pink food coloring ((optional))
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (, chopped)
  • 2 tsp. shortening

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan, lightly, lightly spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine crushed cookies and melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 6 minutes. Cool slightly in pan on a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar and softened butter using a handmixer, mix on low speed until butter is evenly distributed. Add milk and peppermint extract and food coloring (if using) mix until a paste forms (mixture will be fairly stiff/thick). Carefully spread peppermint mixture evenly over prepared crust (go slow while spreading, the Oreo crust pulls up easily because this layer is so thick). Refrigerate for about 20 minutes .
  4. In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine chopped chocolate and shortening. Microwave on 50 percent power about 1 minute or until chocolate is melted, stirring once. Let chocolate cool for 10 minutes. Pour chocolate over peppermint layer, spreading evenly. Refrigerate for about 5 minutes.
  5. Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut bars out of pan. Use a sharp knife to cut into squares or a 1-1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut into rounds. Store in the freezer until serving time.

Notes

Make sure you cut these before the chocolate layer hardens up completely, if not you will have lots and lots of pieces of chocolate cracking and breaking. Also, the original recipe instructs you to use a food processor to make the peppermint layer but using a hand mixer works just as well. If you prefer to use the food processor, you can see the instructions here for that.

  • Category: Desserts