Chocolate Cream Cheese Peppermint Bars

5 Dec

WOW is all I have to say about these little babies. They come together so easily because I take shortcuts with store bought cookie dough and boxed brownie mix. YUM! I love the whole chocolate and peppermint combination so much! And the cream cheese takes it over the top! A perfect treat for those holiday parties!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Peppermint Bars
Ingredients:
1 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 family sized box brownie mix
2 8-oz packages cream cheese
2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons peppermint extract, divided
4 candy canes, crushed
Directions:
Make brownie batter according to packaged directions. Stir in 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Bake and set aside. Spray a 9×13 rectangular pan with non-stick cooking spray and spread cookie dough along bottom to create an even layer. Bake according to packaged directions, until edges are golden brown. Set aside to cool. Cut any harder crispy edges off the brownies. Scrape the rest of the baked brownies into a large bowl. Carefully mix cream cheese into brownies until its generally uniform in color. Scoop brownie mixture onto baked cookie dough. Smooth the top. Over a double boiler, melt white chocolate. Gently stir in the other teaspoon of peppermint extract. Spread melted chocolate over brownie. Top with crushed candy canes. Place in refrigerator until chocolate has hardened. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator up to 5 days.
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One Response to “Chocolate Cream Cheese Peppermint Bars”

  1. Bonnie December 7, 2009 at 6:47 pm #

    you are amazing! okay I am making a list. I am for sure making these tonight!

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