Candy Cane Neiman Marcus Bars

All I want for Christmas is an entire pan of these bars.  I could eat them all.  They are my all-time favorite Neiman Marcus bar to date!  They were soooooooo good!  Trust me…if you leave these out for Santa on Christmas Eve…he’ll leave the nicest presents in your house.  They’re that good!!

Shopping List
1 box of white cake mix
4 eggs
1 stick melted butter
3 teaspoons peppermint extract, divided
1 box of powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
red food coloring
1/2 cup peppermint crunch

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 Grease one 13×9 inch pan.

In bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter.  Stir in 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract.  Spread in bottom of pan.

In a second bowl, beat with electric mixer, powdered sugar, 2 more eggs and cream cheese until smooth.  Add in remaining one teaspoon of peppermint extract and red food coloring until batter reaches desired color.  Then, stir in peppermint crunch.  Spread 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.

This Christmas dessert will be a staple this holiday season over at our house.  Easy, festive and delicious!

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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} December 4, 2012 at 11:37 am

    These are pretty and oh so festive!!!!! I bet they are delish!

  • Marie Matter December 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    yum!!! and so festive too! gotta try them if you say they're your favorite one yet!

  • Michelle Bradley December 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    These look SO yummy I have been looking for a peppermint bar that isnt chocolate peppermint! Where do you normally find the peppermint crunch?

  • Mix and Match Mama December 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I always find it next to the chocolate chips! This time of year, Walmart and Target have big holiday end caps with all of the holdiay baking goodies on there…it will be there.

  • Michelle Bradley December 10, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Made these last night and they are so good and super addicting! I didnt have red food coloring so I listened to my husband and used green….. yeah didnt look so good we had a good laugh 🙂