Minty Chocolate Cake Bars

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    The wonderful flavour combinations of mint and chocolate are brought together in these bars. Chocolate cake is topped with a creme de menthe icing, then a layer of dark chocolate.

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    Makes: 24 bars

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 4 eggs
    • 125g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 450g chocolate syrup
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 240g icing sugar
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 4 tablespoons creme de menthe liqueur
    • 170g plain chocolate chips
    • 90g butter

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:4hr cooling  ›  Ready in:5hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. Beat the caster sugar with 225g butter 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 tin and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool.
    4. Meanwhile, combine the icing sugar, 110g butter and creme de menthe. Mix until smooth. Spread over cooled cake. Chill until set.
    5. Melt the chocolate chips and remaining butter together. Stir until smooth and spread evenly over the top of the cooled filling. Let set and cut into bars.

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    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!  -  25 Feb 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  10 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!  -  13 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)