Creme de Menthe Bars

 

Ingredients:

 

Base

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1 large egg
2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (I used and recommend Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers and you’ll need two 9-ounce boxes; regular Oreos (not Double-Stuffed) may be substituted)
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Middle

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/3 cup cream de menthe liqueur
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
green food coloring, optional and as necessary (I used about 1/2 teaspoon)

 

Topping

1/4 cup unsalted butter (half of 1 stick)
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (Crisco), optional (helps chocolate melt smoother and be less prone to cracking upon slicing)
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
 
 

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