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Grasshopper Bars

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Ingredients

Bars

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons instant cocoa mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped nuts

Mint Frosting

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Green food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract or Creme de Menthe

Glaze

  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Bars: In large bowl, mix together all base ingredients except nuts.
  2. Stir in nuts and pour into a greased 13 x 9-inch pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F until center is soft and edges are slightly firm, about 40 to 45 minutes. Do not over-bake.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Mint Frosting: In small bowl, combine all ingredients and spread over cooled base.
  6. Place in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Glaze: In small saucepan or microwave, melt chocolate and butter together and pour evenly over frosting.
  8. Refrigerate until hard.
  9. Carefully cut into bars and remove from pan.



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