Bar #29: Mint Chocolate Chip Neiman Marcus

You either are or you aren’t a mint chocolate chip person.  My kids and I are…my husband is not.  Mint Chocolate Chip people…this post is for you.  If you love a Girl Scout Thin Mint, a Grasshopper Cake, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream or a Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks…you will love these bars.  You might even want to kiss me for them.  They are that good.  I made mine green for St. Patrick’s Day…because well, everything is more fun when it’s green on St. Patrick’s Day.
Shopping List
1 box of chocolate cake mix
4 eggs
1 stick melted butter
1 box of powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
green food coloring
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease (I use Pam) one 9×13 inch pan.  Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter.  Spread in bottom of pan to form your “crust” layer.
In a second bowl, beat with an electric mixer, powdered sugar, 2 more eggs and cream cheese until smooth.   Beat in your extract and 2 or 3 drops of food coloring.  Finally, stir in your chocolate chips.

 Spread cream cheese mixture on top of crust mixture.

Bake 35-40 minutes until edges are brown and center set (it will still be slightly wobbly in the middle).
Cool on counter 30 minutes, then refrigerate 2 hours up to 2 days.

Slice into bars and serve.

I’m telling you…you will kiss me…which is okay because I’m Irish.

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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} March 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

    These look SO yummy and are SO festive!!!!!

  • Anonymous March 9, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    These sound so delicious–can't wait to try them! I'm Irish too! 😉

    Kathy(Hennessey)Lang

  • Kacey March 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    These sound delicious!! yummy!

  • Kellyann Rohr March 9, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I am making these and the pistachio bars for St. Patrick's Day – YUM-O!

  • Jodi March 10, 2014 at 2:22 am

    I'm craving these now!

  • Heather HS March 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    OhMyGolly!!! There is no way I can wait until next week to make these bars. I am whipping up a batch tonight and probably again next week, haha!!

  • Hayley Chandler March 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Mint + Chocolate = My Favorite!!! Can't wait to try these!!!

  • Kirsten March 17, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Just made these for our Potato Bar Potluck tomorrow at school! Of course, my family had to do a taste test…delish!!!!