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Walnut Mint Bars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 45 wafers, crushed)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract OR 1 tablespoon green creme de menthe
  • Green food color
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Melt 1/2 cup margarine in medium saucepan; stir in crumbs, walnuts, sugar and cocoa. Press firmly on bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. Beat cream cheese, remaining 2 tablespoons margarine and cornstarch in small bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk then egg, peppermint extract and food color, if desired. Pour evenly into prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 25 minutes or until center is set. Cool. Drizzle CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE over top. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Cut into bars. Store covered in refrigerator. Makes about 24 bars.
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE: Melt 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips with 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil).

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