Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Chocolate-Mint Bars





Chocolate-Mint Bars



Ingredients


  • Bottom layer:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • large eggs, beaten 
  • (16-ounce) can chocolate syrup 
  • Cooking spray 
  • Mint layer:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk 
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • drops green food coloring
  • Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. To prepare bottom layer, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and salt; stir with a whisk. Combine granulated sugar, egg substitute, 1/4 cup melted butter, 2 tablespoons water, vanilla, eggs, and chocolate syrup in a medium bowl; stir until smooth. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring until blended. Pour batter into a 13 x 9–inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 23 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  3. 3. To prepare mint layer, combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, and next 3 ingredients (through food coloring) in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer until smooth. Spread mint mixture over cooled cake.
  4. 4. To prepare the glaze, combine the chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until melted, stirring after 30 seconds. Let stand 2 minutes. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over top. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Cut into 20 pieces.

Cooking Light, March 2008



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