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Creme de Menthe Bars Recipe

Creme de Menthe Bars

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"his is a very easy recipe. My son won a purple ribbon (which is higher than a blue ribbon) at the county fair when he was 10 years old. This was also his first paid 'catering' job for a graduation party when he was 12 (he's married now, so that gives you a clue as to how long I've had this recipe). Great brownies with a mint flavored filling."

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Original recipe makes 24 bars Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Beat the white sugar with 1 cup of the butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Then stir in the flour, salt, chocolate syrup and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  3. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Let cool then frost with Creme de Menthe Frosting. Refrigerate until set. Then spread Melted Chocolate topping over top. Let sit until set and cut into bars.
  4. To Make Creme De Menthe Frosting: Combine the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup butter or margarine and creme de menthe. Mix until smooth.
  5. To Make Melted Chocolate Topping: Melt the chocolate chips and 6 tablespoons butter together. Stir until smooth and spread evenly over the top of the cooled filling.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 13, 2003

AWESOME! The first time I made these at Christmas I did it from scratch, but the next time instead of all the effort, I baked a batch of boxed brownies, and still did the topping the same. We liked it better! The topping is sooooo good! It will definitely become a holiday tradition at our house! Thanks for a great holiday treat!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2003

What a wonderful recipe! This recipe has become part of my annual christmas bake list.


46 Ratings

Aug 10, 2006

Can I just say, HOLY ! These bars are awesome! I can't make them that often because they only last for about two days around here. FYI, I've also substituted Kaluha for the Creme de Menthe and it was heavenly.

Dec 14, 2009

I followed the suggestion of another reviewer and used a box mix of brownies (double chocolate) and made the icing and chocolate topping per the instructions. WOW! This is an amazing dessert- it's moist, decadent, and slices really easily for a pretty presentation. My creme de menthe liqueur was clear, so I added a few drops of green food coloring to make it festive. I will be making this again and again, and then again some more! Thank you so much Deirdre Dee!

Dec 17, 2005

This is a tasty, pretty bar. I used a boxed brownie mix, so I can't comment on the brownie recipe. The one I use is Betty Crocker Triple Chunk-- by far the best brownie mix I've found out there. The minty frosting with the chocolate on top is a nice addition and dresses it up a bit, so that you can serve it on a dessert tray at a fancier party. I tried to "drizzle" the chocolate over the mint frosting, but it didn't drizzle very well for me, so I ended up spreading it. Chill it well so that it cuts with sharp edges, making presentation even nicer.

Dec 10, 2006

This recipe is outstanding! I entered it in a newspaper contest and was chosen a semi-finalist. It is easy and delicious.

Sep 20, 2002

This was wonderful for a chocolate lover like myself! I didn't like it as much right after i had made it. But was in heaven the next morning after it had time to settle and the flavors to blend a little. Quite rich.

Mar 03, 2009

Great as is....But I was short on time so I used Betty Crocker triple chunk brownie mix. WOW! If you have the time try it as written, if not cheating makes a great dish too.


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  • Calories
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 177 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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