Chocolate Mint Bars

Mint chips add a rich, fresh taste to these scrumptious chocolate bars. Make ahead and freeze up to 3 months.



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Yield: 36 bars
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
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    Basic Dough (see www.bhg.com)
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    1 1/2  cups 
    mint-flavor semisweet chocolate pieces*
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    sweetened condensed milk
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped walnuts
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla

Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Prepare Basic Dough; set aside.
2.
For filling, in a medium saucepan combine chocolate pieces and condensed milk. Cook over low heat until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in walnuts and vanilla.
3.
Press about two-thirds of the dough into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Spread with filling. Dot remaining dough over the filling. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.
Note
  • *Note: If desired, substitute semisweet chocolate pieces for the mint-flavor chocolate pieces and add 1/4 teaspoon mint flavoring with the vanilla.
Storage
  • To Store: Place cookies in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
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