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Peppermint Bark Shortbread Bars

Peppermint Bark Shortbread Bars

Buttery, tender shortbread base spread with bittersweet chocolate and sprinkled with peppermint.

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20 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract


1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup coarsely chopped peppermint candies

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and candies in bowl. Beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press crumb mixture evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 19-21 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Do not overbake.

  3. STEP 3

    Immediately sprinkle crust evenly with chocolate chips; return pan to oven 1 minute to melt chocolate. Spread chocolate evenly over crust; immediately sprinkle with chopped peppermint candies. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Remove bars from pan using foil ends. Cut bars into 28 squares; cut each square in half diagonally.

Nutrition (1 bar)

70 Calories
4 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
30 Sodium (mg)
8 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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