Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Hey Guys! So you all know I have an obsession with anything related to cookies. Especially gooey cookies. Also, my favourite ice cream flavour is mint chocolate chip. No doubt about it, its the absolute best thing in the summer. So I was thinking, why not combine the two? And thats the story of how these mint chocolate chip cookie bars were created! 


Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!

I was a little nervous about making this recipe - its the first time that I hadn't used another recipe as the basis of my own but I'm definitely happy with the outcome of them! Although I call them cookie bars, they do have a very dense brownie like texture in the middle but I personally love that! The mint chocolate chips are such a crucial element of this recipe. The mint flavour is so refreshing and cuts through the rich dense chocolate perfectly so that these treats don't feel and taste too heavy which is so vital in the summer heat (especially here in hong kong!). 




Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!

For presentation, I tried to do something different then I usually would! I had some lolly sticks lying around and I thought it would be really fun to just stick them once the bars had cooled off! I think it just makes the whole thing more fun and great for parties and events! 



Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!

Hope you guys enjoy this one! 




Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
Serves: 16 squares

Ingredients:


 box chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 large egg
1/3 -1/2 cup milk (less is better)
3/4 cup mint chocolate chips (green) 
1/2 cup white chocolate chips



Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!

For the Cookie Bars:
Preheat oven to 350F/175C degrees.  Line an approx 11x7 inch baking tray with baking paper or non-stick spray.
Combine the cake mix, oil and egg in a large bowl. Add the milk slowly. You want to cake batter to be as dense & thick as possible. Mix in the mint and white chocolate chips.
 Scoop mixture into the prepared baking tray and sprinkle a few more sprinkles on top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are just turning brown.
Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes so the center sets, before cutting into squares.
*The blondies will look a little under done because the center will be quite gooey, but that’s what you want!