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Peppermint White Chocolate Bars [Week 9 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies]


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Peppermint White Chocolate Bars [Week 9 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies]


Ingredients

  • 12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

White Chocolate Peppermint Frosting:

  • 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • crushed peppermint candies

Instructions

  1. Melt the white chocolate and butter over a double boiler over simmering water. Take off of the heat and whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract. Whisk until smooth. Add flour and stir until combined.
  2. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 28 to 30 minutes.
  3. As soon as you take the bars out of the oven, sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cool completely.
  4. Start on the frosting. Melt the white chocolate and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, cream together butter and 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar. Beat in sour cream, vanilla, peppermint extract and salt. Beat on low until combined. Add the white chocolate and beat until smooth. Add the remaining powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Spread white chocolate frosting over cooled bars. Sprinkle with crushed peppermints.

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  1. Blog is the New black

    November 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Looks amazing- my hubby would love these!

  2. bakedbree

    November 28th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    These are really good! He will love them.

  3. Chineka (savorthebaking)

    November 25th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    These are like Christmas in a baked good. I love them and will be definitely making and freezing some this Christmas season.

  4. bakedbree

    November 28th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I hope that you do. These are so pretty I could just look at them and be happy.

  5. mademoiselle bois

    November 26th, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Those look refreshing yet decadent all at the same time and your photos of these bars are perfect, clean and gorgeous as if you have been trained in food photography. This dessert speaks to me loud and clear as I think mint and chocolate is a mix made in heaven. Whenever I get ice cream, it’s hard for me NOT to get mint chocolate chip!

  6. bakedbree

    November 28th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Thank you! For all of the sweet words.

  7. Steph

    November 26th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    These look like everything the holidays are supposed to be!

  8. bakedbree

    November 28th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I agree!

  9. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    November 26th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    These look fantastic!!! Peppermint is definitely my favorite holiday flavor…and it’s especially delicious with white chocolate. I may have to add these to my holiday cookie rotation this year!

  10. bakedbree

    November 28th, 2012 at 12:00 am

    You should! They are so pretty too.

  11. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    November 26th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    So pretty and I bet they taste fantastic too!

  12. bakedbree

    November 28th, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Yes! They taste as good as they look!

  13. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    November 26th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I love this recipe! What a total delight!

  14. bakedbree

    November 28th, 2012 at 12:00 am

    thank you Katrina! These are really good. Not too minty either.

  15. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    November 26th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I think I’ve died and gone to peppermint bar heaven!

  16. bakedbree

    November 27th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    You have! These taste as good as they look!

  17. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings

    November 27th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    these look amazing!!!

  18. bakedbree

    November 27th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    thank you Elizabeth!

  19. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    November 27th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Wow, these bars look awesome and I’ve never had a Christmas treat like this! I could easily see this recipe become a family holiday tradition. Think you could do 52 weeks of Christmas cookies? 😉 Happy holidays, lady!

  20. bakedbree

    November 27th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    No way! I am going to be 500 pounds!

  21. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats

    November 28th, 2012 at 7:18 am

    This looks so beautiful! This is one of the reasons why I love holiday treats. Everything is pepperminty and the colors are beautiful 🙂

  22. bakedbree

    November 28th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Aren’t they? I wish we were all so festive the rest of the year.

  23. shelly (cookies and cups)

    November 28th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    This might be the most perfect Christmas bar ever!!

  24. bakedbree

    November 28th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    thank you!

  25. Spencer

    November 28th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Another great recipe! It is a good thing I don’t know you as you would make me so fat with all these fantastic treats.

  26. bakedbree

    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Hahaha!

  27. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    December 1st, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I absolutely love these! I can’t wait to make these for Christmas!

  28. bakedbree

    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    thanks Jennifer! I love these bars, they are so pretty too!

  29. Mary orourke

    December 1st, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Can you please clarify the amount of powdered sugar in the frosting? I see that originally you mix butter with 1 3/4 cup. I cannot see that i add any more. The recipe calls for 3 1/2cups. Am i missing something?
    Thanks.

  30. bakedbree

    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    It is 3 1/2 cups. You add it in two additions as to not get sugar all over your kitchen.

  31. Kitty

    December 1st, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    These do look excellent, ta! One question. How long should the 12 oz of white chocolate and butter cool before whisking in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract? Or do you temper so the eggs won’t ‘curdle’/start cooking?

  32. bakedbree

    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Cool enough to not scramble the eggs, I do not temper it.

  33. Jennifer

    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Confused about how much powdered sugar goes into the frosting…3-1/2 or 1-3/4cups?

  34. Jennifer

    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Now I see the comments…thanks!

  35. Colleen

    December 12th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Thank you for the lovely recipe! I made these for an office holiday potluck today and they were a hit! Many colleagues telling each other, “You’ve got to try one of those!”

  36. bakedbree

    December 16th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Just what I like to hear!

  37. Lizzy

    December 15th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I just made these and they are cooling but smell absolutely delicious! The print of recipe doesn’t say to add the rest of the powdered sugar though, just a heads up(: I can’t wait to try them!(:

  38. bakedbree

    December 16th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    thanks Lizzy! I’ll fix it.

  39. Yesenia

    December 17th, 2012 at 12:06 am

    These look amazing!

  40. Jill

    December 1st, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I want to try these for sure! Question though, with the sour cream in the frosting, is it safe to leave out?

  41. bakedbree

    December 5th, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I don’t ever really leave anything out. I’d keep them in the fridge.

  42. Sallie Zimmerman

    December 13th, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Can you freeze these bars?

  43. bakedbree

    December 13th, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Yes you can.

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