Peppermint Bars Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 cup butter
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- 1  egg
<br>- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
<br>- 5 drops red food coloring
<br>- 2 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- ¼ teaspoon salt
<br>- ⅔ cup finely crushed peppermint candy canes
<br>- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
<br>- ⅓ cup coarsely chopped peppermint candy canes
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C) and grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
<br>step 2: Cream butter or margarine and sugar.  Beat in egg, peppermint extract and food coloring.  Add flour and salt till well blended.  Stir in 2/3 cup finely crushed candy.
<br>step 3: Spread evenly into greased pan.  Bake for 25 minutes or until firm.
<br>step 4: After removing from oven, immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Cover with a cookie sheet for 1 minute or until melted.  Spread chocolate evenly and sprinkle with 1/3 cup coarsely chopped candy.  Cool completely before cutting.  NOTE:  You can substitute plain chocolate bars.  You'll need 10 - 5/8 oz. bars.
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Ingredients
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 5 drops red food coloring
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup finely crushed peppermint candy canes
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup coarsely chopped peppermint candy canes

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C) and grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
step 2: Cream butter or margarine and sugar. Beat in egg, peppermint extract and food coloring. Add flour and salt till well blended. Stir in 2/3 cup finely crushed candy.
step 3: Spread evenly into greased pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm.
step 4: After removing from oven, immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cover with a cookie sheet for 1 minute or until melted. Spread chocolate evenly and sprinkle with 1/3 cup coarsely chopped candy. Cool completely before cutting. NOTE: You can substitute plain chocolate bars. You'll need 10 - 5/8 oz. bars.

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