Dec
21

Peppermint White Chocolate Bars

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Looking to add 18 ounces of delicious white chocolate to your life? Look no further than this recipe. White chocolate, vanilla and peppermint combine into a rich, creamy not quite brownie- yet not quite fudge-textured bar. Layered with mini chocolate chips then topped with a powdered sugar creation that includes sour cream (yes, you read that right) and you’ve got a veritable pantheon of delicious decadent flavor.

Peppermint White Chocolate Bars

Ingredients

Bars:
12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips

White Chocolate Peppermint Frosting:
6 ounces of white chocolate, chopped
½ cup butter, room temperature
1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup sour cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
¼ teaspoon salt

Garnish:
Crushed peppermint candies

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Melt white chocolate and butter over a double boiler over simmering water. Take off of the heat and whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract. Whisk until smooth. Add flour and stir until combined. Pour batter into a 9” x 13” pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Cook for 28 to 30 minutes.

As soon as you take the bars out of the oven, sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cool completely (don’t rush here as your frosting will never set on a hot surface).

To prepare the frosting, melt white chocolate in saucepan over medium heat; set aside to cool. Meanwhile, cream together the butter and powdered sugar (this can get messy until they combine, start on the lowest setting of your mixer). Beat in sour cream, vanilla, peppermint extract and salt. Beat on low until combined. Add the cooled white chocolate and beat until smooth.

Spread white chocolate frosting all over cooled bars. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.

Recipe courtesy of Baked Bree

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