That’s what I’m calling them. The official recipe that I found is called midnight mints.. but once I made these & they were on the platter.. I decided hat I would re-mame them ( at least in this house 😉 )
Sunday morning, our oldest son, Jason, left for his 6 month tour of duty in the Persian Gulf… although the emotions around here have been wildly unpredictable& unexplainable , the biggest emotion is by far pride.
These are a triple layered bar-type cookie with tons of sweetness
you will need:
for layer 1:
1/2 cup butter, softened
5 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup coconut
for layer 1~
combine butter, cocoa & sugar in a saucepan. slowly bring to a boil. Turn of heat & whisk in egg to thicken & add coconut.
using a spatula, press into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 drops green food coloring
Combine all ingredients in a bowl & using a mixer, mix until have bowl full of minty-greeness. Spread over first layer.
2/3 cup chocolate chips ( I used mint chocolate chips)
2 tablespoons butter.
Melt butter & chips in the microwave, then spread or drizzle over lay 2.
Now I had me quite the time cutting these. I suppose if I ever remember to buy parchment paper, lining the base of the dish first might make it easier. Either way, there were no complaints about these cookies….
they do need to be refrigerated, or they will freeze, so you need to keep that in mind, they aren’t your typical ‘cookie jar’ cookie ( like cookie jars stay full anyway..)
but they were yummy. Mabye next time I’ll serve some with some grasshopper fudge brownie sundae ice cream.
or something like that 😉
oh.. and I finally did a little decorating….