Friday, December 17, 2010

Peppermint Brownie Cheescake Bars

Peppermint Brownie Cheescake Bars- or something like that! I saw them make these on GMA the other morning, and couldn't wait to try them. Very easy to make. Yummo.

1 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 family-sized box brownie mix
2 (8oz.) packages cream cheese
2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons peppermint extract, divided
4 candy canes, crushed

Prepare brownies according to package directions, but add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Bake according to package directions and set aside to cool. Don't underbake.

Spray a 9-by-13'' rectangular pan with non-stick cooking spray and spread cookie dough along the bottom, creating an even layer. Bake cookie dough according to package directions, until edges are golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Once brownies have cooled, remove any hard edges and discard (or eat!). Scrape the rest of the baked brownies into a large bowl. Combine brownies with cream cheese to create a thick mixture that is generally uniform in color. Scoop this mixture onto the baked and cooled cookie dough. Smooth the top.

Over a double boiler, melt white chocolate. Make sure it doesn't get too hot or else it will seize up/separate when you stir in the extract. Even though you have to open two packages of white chocolate chips to get 2 1/2 cups, you really need that much to cover the bars. Gently stir in 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Spread melted chocolate over the cookie-brownie mixture. "Score" the white chocolate with a knife so it is easier to slice the bars without breaking/cracking the chocolate once it hardens. Sprinkle with candy canes and let cool. Once chocolate has hardened, cut into bars and enjoy!

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