Saturday, April 10, 2010

cooking light's chocolate mint bars

i love the library. i get to check out all sorts of books, but you know i head straight for the cookbook collection followed with a veggie tales vhs stop over. the other day i brought home cooking light's recipe annuals for 2008 and 2009. in the 2008 collection i found a make over recipe for these chocolate mint bars and just knew i wanted to give them a whirl. i did. my brother roger and his wife miranda came for supper on friday and this was dessert, along with a slab of leftover hummingbird cake. let me say, um, they were different. i wouldn't say they were "knocked out of the ballpark" good or anything, just different. i think they like the five day old cake better. if you like peppermint and fudge this is for you. the bottom is really chocolaty and dense topped with a layer of sweet, sugary peppermint filling smothered in semi-sweet chocolate. it is sorta like a girl scout thin mint cookie, but not. i can see me making them again, but not anytime soon. they are pretty rich and potent. i bet they would travel well though. you can find the recipe here. enjoy.


TeaLady said...

Great job. These look delicious. Making things light is a much better way to bake/cook.

April said...

They do look yummy!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

These do look good, they remind me of the nanaimo bars I did for Daring Bakers in January with the 3 layers.