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.
1 box of chocolate cake mix
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.