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Chocolate Mint Parfait Bars

The delightful combination of chocolate and mint make up these soft bars. Be warned – it’s impossible to eat just one!

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Water
  • Plain gelatin powder
  • Powdered sugar
  • Shortening
  • Mint extract
  • Chocolate chips
  • Green food coloring (optional)
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Chocolate Cake Mix: Any brand or chocolate variety will work. Just be sure to stick with a “standard” size box of cake mix. Anywhere from 15-18 oz is fine.

Plain Gelatin Powder: You can find this in the baking section of your grocery store or buy on Amazon.

Shortening: I like to use Crisco butter flavored baking sticks in my frosting. Regular shortening will also work.

Build Your Layers:

  • First, make your base. This starts with a basic chocolate cake mix. Just as a note, your batter is really thick for this. When spreading it in the pan, spray your tool with non stick cooking spray beforehand. This makes your life so much easier. Also, be sure to let this layer cool completely before heading to the next layer.
  • Your middle layer is a creamy filling and this is where your mint flavor comes in. First, you will dissolve the gelatin powder with boiling water. Once it’s dissolved, you will add in your butter, shorting, powdered sugar and mint extract. If desired, you can add in a few drops of green food coloring at this point.
  • Spread it on top of the cooled cake mix base.
  • The final layer is chocolate chips melted with butter. You can do this on your stove top or in your microwave. If you chose the microwave, be sure to do this in 30 second intervals, to prevent burning.
  • Spread the melted chocolate on top.
  • Refrigeate the bars for at least 1 hour before serving to set.
  • Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Note: These bars are pretty rich! I do recommend starting out with a small portion.

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Starts with a Cake Mix:

Yield: approx 36 bars

Chocolate Mint Parfait Bars

Chocolate Mint Parfait Bars #chocolate #mint #tableforsevenblog #dessert #cakemix

Mint Parfait Bars- -The delightful combination of chocolate and mint make up these, soft bars. Be warned- -it's impossible to eat just one!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

FOR BASE:

  • 1 box, chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3 c butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water

FOR MIDDLE LAYER:

  • 1- .25 oz envelope of plain, unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 c boiling water
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 c shortening
  • 1/4 tsp mint Extract
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring ( optional)

FOR TOP CHOCOLATE LAYER:

  • 6 TBSP butter
  • 12 oz chocolate chips

Instructions

FOR BASE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. In large bowl, combine cake mix, 1/3 cup butter, water and egg. Beat at low speed until mixed. Your batter will be thick! Spread evenly in bottom of greased pan.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until set. Cool completely before adding second layer.

FOR MIDDLE LAYER:

  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; cool slightly.
  2. Add in 2 cups of the powdered sugar and blend well. Next, beat in butter, shortening, mint extract and food coloring(if using).
  3. Beat 1 minute at medium speed or until smooth and creamy. Add in remaining 2 cups powdered sugar and until smooth.
  4. Spread filling evenly over cooled base.

FOR TOP CHOCOLATE LAYER:

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and butter until smooth. Stirring constantly.
  2. Carefully spread frosting evenly over filling, covering completely.
  3. Refrigerate until firm, then, cut into bars. Let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes before serving.
  4. Store any remaining bars in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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LAURA

Saturday 13th of July 2019

Hi, I would like to make these for a wedding reception. Can they be frozen if made 3 days before? And, once our of the fridge are they ok out of the fridge for 2-3 hours or do they get really messy?

Erin Table for Seven

Monday 15th of July 2019

Hi Laura- Honestly, I've never froze them before, but, they should be ok. I don't think they should get too messy...unless it's really hot out.

erin

Thursday 6th of October 2011

Thanks for stopping by Kelly (and following)!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny

Thursday 6th of October 2011

These look delicious, what a great recipe! I LOVE the meaning behind your blog, too cute!! New follower! xoxo

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