Bro-made Homemade Cookies and Creme Peppermint Patties

by Stoves and Bros

For my last holiday challenge, one of my friends requested I recreate this Peppermint Cream Bites from Better Homes and Gardens: 

However, I wanted to adapt it a little bit to make it more peppermint-y and sweeter so I used milk chocolate and peppermint sandwich cookies. 

Found these at Whole Foods

Found these at Whole Foods

Here's my version below using an 8x8 aluminum pan (disposable and from Westside Market): 


1 box of cookies (about 15)

4 tablespoons butter, melted

2 cups powdered

2 tablespoons butter, room temperature 

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

8 ounces milk chocolate, chopped

2 teaspoons shortening


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees 

2) take the cookies and put them in a plastic bag, crush them using a rolling pin or a book/whatever you have handy

3)pour the cookie crumbs into the pan and pour the melted butter over

4)put the pan in the oven for 10 minutes

5) while the crust is baking, mix the confectioner's sugar with the softened butter to create a paste, then mix in the peppermint extract

6)Once the crust as cooled off, spread the paste to make an even layer over the crust and then place in fridge

7) In a glass bowl, add the chocolate chips and shortening and warm up for two minutes in the microwave until evenly melted

8) Pour the melted chocolate over the paste and crust and let completely cool until serving 

These were undoubtedly the best bars I made for the Christmas challenge and I would highlyyyyy recommend making them throughout the winter.  

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