Peppermint Mocha Cookie Bars

Background and History

Embark on a journey of holiday indulgence with Peppermint Mocha Cookie Bars, a delightful fusion of rich chocolate, aromatic coffee, and cool peppermint. Born from the festive spirit, these bars capture the essence of the season, blending the beloved flavors of a peppermint mocha into a convenient and scrumptious treat.

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tablespoon instant coffee granules

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Serves

12

Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Instructions

Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Mix Wet Ingredients

In a bowl, whisk together melted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.

Combine Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee granules, baking powder, and salt.

Blend Wet and Dry Ingredients

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a thick batter forms.

Fold in Add-Ins

Gently fold in chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies.

Spread in Pan

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.

Bake

Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs.

Cool and Cut

Allow the bars to cool in the pan before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 320

Protein: 4g

Fat: 18g

Carbohydrates: 40g

Fiber: 2g

Notes

Adjust peppermint intensity by varying the amount of crushed candies.

Drizzle melted chocolate on top for an extra decadent touch.

Allergy Warning

Check ingredient labels for potential allergens, especially in chocolate chips. Adjust ingredients based on specific dietary restrictions.

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