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Mint + Chocolate = Divine Dessert

Yesterday, on TeamSugar's food and entertaining channel, reader krys786 sent out a cry for help by asking for a tried and true choco-mint dessert. Apparently that combination is her boyfriend's fave and like a good girlfriend, she wants to make him a sweet treat. Always one to please, I thought I'd help a girl out by providing my favorite chocolate mint layer bars recipe. It's simple and easy to make consisting of a chocolate cake layer topped with a green mint glazed layer and a chocolate glaze layer. Think jazzed up minty brownies, think mouth watering, think absolutely to die for. Think you want the recipe? Well please

Chocolate Mint Bars
From Hersheys

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups (16-oz. can) chocolate syrup, such as Hersheys
Mint cream center, recipe follows
Chocolate glaze, recipe follows

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, butter, eggs and syrup in large bowl; beat until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  4. Spread mint cream center on cake.
  5. Cover; refrigerate. Pour chocolate glaze over chilled dessert
  6. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  7. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert.

Serves 12.

Mint cream center: Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter or margarine and 2 tablespoons green creme de menthe (OR 1 tablespoon water plus 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon mint extract and 3 drops green food color may be substituted for creme de menthe) in medium bowl; beat until smooth.

Chocolate glaze: Melt 6 tablespoons butter or margarine and 1 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips in small saucepan over very low heat. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.

Join The Conversation
Sweet-Kirstin Sweet-Kirstin 7 years
This is SWEET HEAVEN PASSION for my Heart. YIPPEE!!!!!!
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
Looks good!
SarahwithanH SarahwithanH 10 years
Yum!!!! I might have to make this one for my boyfriend who loves the combo!
saffy1227 saffy1227 10 years
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 10 years
that looks amazing, now i want chocolate
shafiii shafiii 10 years
this is my all time combination! i cant wait to try out this recipe <3
loveisinbloom loveisinbloom 10 years
These look delicious! My mom also made a brownie version of these at Christmas and they were to die for!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
crispet1 - didn't you just drool over watching that slice of Vienetta go into the lovely glass dish? OHHHHH!
minnie minnie 10 years
im having a baby shower for my older sister and these just might be a great addition!
SweetMagicFairy SweetMagicFairy 10 years
=( it loooooooks so yummmy and i'm so hungry
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I always asked my parents for Vienetta too. And I practically remember the commercials as if I saw them yesterday! I have no clue if they still make it, or who ever did to begin with. Lucerne?
janna890 janna890 10 years
mint chocolate is my favorite! these look fantastic!
julieulie julieulie 10 years
Those look DELICIOUS. The recipe has been bookmarked to be made for my upcoming housewarming party!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
I do remember Vienetta. Do they still make that? I saw commercials for it years ago and always wished my mom would buy it.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
This looks great. It got me thinking about my fav chocomint combo, and thatd have to be Vienetta. Remember that? Layered ice cream between thin sheets of chocolate? Yummy!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
oooooo love it!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
My mother makes something similar as well! It looks absolutely delicious and mint/chocolate is one of my favorite combos as well, anything from Peppermint Patties to Thin Mints!
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 10 years
Maybe i should give this a try....
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
this truly is divine.
Rain-Moon Rain-Moon 10 years
Oh, would this be nearly as delish as "Thin Mint" Girl Scout Cookies??
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 10 years
Yummy! I'll be making these this weekend.
rainonme224 rainonme224 10 years
Mmmm I love this combination. Sounds delicious!
demeter demeter 10 years
Mint chocolate is my favorite flavor! I'm obsessed with mint M&M's especially!
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Dang, this looks DE-LISH!!!!
Erin214 Erin214 10 years
These can be made even easier with a brownie mix as the bottom and then the mint and chocolate layers. My mom has been making these since I was little. I love them!
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