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Creme de Menthe Squares

  •  4.8 stars stars based on 27 reviews
  •   96% would make this again
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Makes about 48

1-1/4 cups butter or margarine
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar -- sifted
1 egg, beaten *
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup creme de menthe
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For bottom layer: In sauce pan combine 1/2 cup of the butter and the cocoa powder. Heat and stir until well blended. Remove from heat; add 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, the egg and vanilla. Stir in graham cracker crumbs. Mix well. Press into bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2" baking pan.

For middle layer: Melt another 1/2 cup of the butter. In small bowl combine the melted butter and creme de menthe. At low speed of electric mixer beat in the remaining 3 cups powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over the chocolate layer. Chill 1 hour.

For top layer: In small sauce pan combine the remaining 1/4 cup butter and chocolate pieces. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Spread over middle layer. Chill 1 to 2 hours. Cut into small squares. Store in refrigerator.

Note: * Because this is not baked, rather than eating raw egg we suggest you use Egg Beaters or other pasteurized egg products.

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Reviews of Creme de Menthe Squares:

1-5 of 27 reviews   Next >>

  carol in cleveland, ohio  Nov 25, 2013
Would make this again.
these squares have been a part of our Christmas traditional cookie making for over 40 years. wouldn\'t dare forget to make them. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in san diego  Dec 16, 2011
Would make this again.
been making these for years as part of my cookie gifting. People rave and look forward to having them year after year. Easy no bake bar!! 5 stars

  ella nutter  Aug 24, 2009
Would make this again.
This is a fantastic recipe. I have made some alterations, sometimes. I decorated them with a spot of red on each square, made it look real festive.
Also I use this recipe for a chocolate graham cracker crust for other recipes. The best!
5 stars

  Sue in Alabama  Dec 21, 2008
Would make this again.
I have made this recipe for years and it is requested at holiday time by everyone! It's a winner and tastes like gourmet candy shop candy. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 16, 2008
Would make this again.
I love these bars too. How would I bake the crust? What temp and how long? Thanks! 5 stars

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