Peppermint Cream Bites

 

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These were great little treats. I would probably just cut them into squares  in the future because cutting them into circles was a bit of a pain. These were especially good cold so I kept some of them in the fridge.

 

Ingredients. 

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed oreos
  • 3 tbs butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs butter, softened
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tsp shortening

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper, extending over edges of pan; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl or with a food processor, combine crushed cookies and melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool slightly
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor combine powdered sugar and softened butter. Cover and process until butter is evenly distributed. With processor running, add milk and peppermint extract through feed tube until a paste forms. Spread peppermint mixture evenly over prepared crust. Freeze for 45 minutes.
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine chopped chocolate and shortening. Microwave about 1 minute or until chocolate is melted, stirring once. Pour chocolate over peppermint layer, spreading evenly. Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut bars out of pan. Use a 1-1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut into rounds or use a sharp knife to cut into squares. Store in the fridge or freezer until serving time.

Recipe from Recipe.com

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