Crème de Menthe bars are a great holiday food gift! Refreshing mint, layered between rich chocolate ganache and a crunchy chocolate graham cracker crust. This post is sponsored by Milk Means More and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. All opinions are my own.
Now that we’ve all (read: I’ve) gorged on Thanksgiving pies-a-plenty, is it safe to talk about holiday cookies? Because as much as I enjoy being surrounded by my extended family and getting reacquainted over really great food, what I like even more is being surrounded by family during the Christmas season! And by like, I mean love. Like love-LOVE! Christmas is my favorite time of year.
My family and I have many, many Christmas traditions that begin each year on December 1st. We do so many fun things leading up to Christmas that it’s hard for me to choose a favorite. My boys are another story. I’m confident that baking all of the wonderful cookies to share with our friends would rank high in the Top 5 Christmas Traditions for my boys. For as much as they love baking cookies, I think that they love seeing the smiles given in return for a plateful of delicious cookies even more.
Crème de Menthe Bars are a gorgeous blend of chocolate and mint in a rich, decadent two-bite cookie.
Crème de Menthe Bars sandwich a creamy layer of minty Crème de Menthe buttercream between a crunchy chocolate crust and a thick layer of chocolate ganache. These cookies are an adorable addition to any cookie platter. Better still, my boys were able to make these cookies with very little supervision from me. The Sons had no trouble at all assembling the layers. In fact, the only real direction that I had to give them was to patiently keep their mitts off the cookies until they’ve set in the refrigerator.
Seems they’re a bit impatient when waiting to sample treats. They must get that from their father.
Their patience was eventually rewarded with two-bites of chocolate mint bliss! Creme de Menthe Bars are a deliciously pretty addition to any cookie platter to share with friends.
Oh, hey! If you can’t find Crème de Menthe or if liqueur just isn’t your thing, the recipe includes a work around that will still yield the same great flavor.
Crème de Menthe Bars