Chocolate Mint Mania Bars
|Unsweetened chocolate square||4 Ounce (1 Ounce Per Square)|
|Butter stick||6 Ounce (1 1/2 Sticks)|
|Sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||2 Teaspoon|
|Peppermint extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Semisweet chocolate chips||12 Ounce|
|Finely chopped walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring until smooth and blended. Or melt in a small saucepan over low heat.
2. In a medium bowl, mix sugar into chocolate butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and peppermint extract.
3. Add flour mixed with baking powder and salt. Stir in 1 cup mint chocolate chips. Turn batter into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan, leveling surface. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it.
4. Remove pan from oven, sprinkle remaining 1 cup mint chocolate chips over top, and return to oven for 2 minutes. Remove pan to a wire rack, spread chips over top, and sprinkle with walnuts. Let cool completely in pan before cutting into 32 bars.