Holiday Mint Squares Recipe

Holiday Mint Squares Recipe
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Staff Writer
Holiday Mint Squares

Mary Rhoades

Holiday Mint Squares

It’s no wonder these treats will be hard for anyone to resist — mint and chocolate chip have always been the perfect match. Before you know it, they’ll disappear off the table.

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Ingredients

  • 2  cups  Oreo cookies, crushed finely
  • 1/2  cup  butter, melted
  • 8  ounces  cream cheese, softened
  • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • eggs
  • 1  tablespoon  peppermint extract
  • 1  cup  semisweet chocolate chips
  • 8  ounces  chocolate mint or peppermint candies, chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Combine the Oreo cookie crumbs and butter in medium-sized bowl and mix well. Press the crumb mixture firmly onto the bottom of 9-by-13-inch pan. Place in the oven and bake for 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

In a medium-sized bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in the milk, eggs, and peppermint extract until smooth. Pour over the cooled cookie base. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

In a heavy saucepan, melt the chocolate chips over low heat and drizzle over the top of the bars. Sprinkle the chopped candies over the top and cut into squares. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
20g
22%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
28µg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
64mg
6%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
67mg
10%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
81mg
5%
Water
28g
1%

Holiday Shopping Tip

Make sure you have all the recipes you are going to make ahead of time. Compile your grocery list from those recipes a week in advance.

Holiday Cooking Tip

Balance the amount of dishes prepared ahead and those put together last minute – serve cold dishes made in advance as well as items straight from the stove.