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Chocolate Mint Treats (D/P, TNT)
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Yield: 48 small pieces

Bottom Layer:
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 cup butter or margarine
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp. peppermint extract
Pinch salt.

Center Layer:
6 tablespoons soft butter or margarine
3 tablespoons cream or non dairy creamer
3 cups powdered sugar
3 drops green food coloring

Top Layer:
3 oz. bitter chocolate
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 drops peppermint extract

Make Bottom Layer:
Mix eggs and sugar together. Add chocolate mixture and other ingredients. Mix well.

Spread into a greased 9"x13" glass baking dish and bake at 325°F for 18 to 20 minutes. Do not overbake, you want the end product to taste sort of fudgy. Cool completely.

Make Center Layer:
Mix together and spread onto cooled bottom layer. Let harden, uncovered.

Make Top Layer:
Melt chocolate and butter together. Stir in extract. Drizzle over frosting layer and tilt to cover completely. Refrigerate or freeze, covered.

Let come to room temperature. Cut into small squares or diamonds with a thin warm knife.

If you are good with a pastry bag, you can make a second batch of the frosting layer and pipe into tiny leaves, one each atop each piece. This is so pretty on a sweet table.

Posted by Sandra Glazier, Z'L

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A