Monday, January 6, 2014

Andes mint cookie bars

I love Andes mint cookies.  But truthfully they are alot of work, rolling them out etc, and I have had the flu (and am getting better)and a sick little guy at home.  A sick little guy who wants some cookies.  And a momma that doesn't feel like scooping and rolling cookies out, so I was thinking I should make an easy cookie bar of some kind.  I looked for something quick in the cupboard and saw the ingredients for the mint cookies.  I thought hmmm wonder if I can make these into bars, and voila.. Andes mint cookie bars.. done...and easy & best yet good :) 

You can find the Andes mint chips near the chocolate chips in the baking aisle.  And if you can't, just buy the Andes mints unwrap them and pulse them in the food processor, or chop them up...easy... Make these good...

Andes mint cookie bars

1 chocolate cake mix
1 bag Andes mint chips (divided)
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray pan I used a 9x13  LeCruset pan.  But a 9x13 pan will work too.
In large bowl mix cake mix, water, oil, egg & 2/3 of the bag of Andes mint chips, mixing well (batter will be thick). Spread batter out in pan with a spatula.  Bake for around 25-35 minutes (I started checking the bars at 25 minutes ) insert a toothpick and make sure the bars are done in the center (the toothpick won't be clean due to the chocolate mint pieces in the batter) but the center should be firm, and the sides pulled slightly away from the pan.  Remove from oven and sprinkle the top of the bars with the remaining 1/3 of a bag of mint chips, place in oven for 30 seconds till they are slightly melted and with the back of a spoon gently spread like a frosting/glaze over the entire surface of the bars.  Let cool and cut into squares.  Enjoy

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