Candy Cane Bars

Are you in search for a sweet holiday dessert?

These candy cane bars go perfectly with a cup of hot cocoa. If you are feeling festival you can make Strawberry Hot Cocoa for the kids and a Candy Cane Martini for yourself!

Here is the candy cane bars recipe and step by step instructions.

Candy Cane Bars

Ingredients:

1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened

1 1/2 C powder sugar

1 egg

2 tsp peppermint extract

2 1/2 C flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cream of tarter

1/2 C crushed candy canes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Tear off a sheet of parchment paper long enough to fit a 9×13 baking dish

In a standing mixer, combine butter, powder sugar, egg and vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined and fluffy

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter.

Gradually add in the flour to the wet mixture and mix on low speed until combined

Stir in the candy canes

Scoop dough into the baking dish and press down with your fingers

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown

Place onto a wire rack to cool completely

Frosting ingredients:

2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened

3 C powder sugar

3 tbsp heavy whipping cream

1 tsp peppermint extract

1 C crushed candy canes to sprinkle on top

Frosting directions:

Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients (except the crushed candy canes) and mix on medium speed until combined and stiff peaks.

Scoop the frosting onto the cooled cookie bars and frost

Sprinkle with candy canes

Place the bars in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour for the frosting to harden

Use a sharp knife and cut into bars

Candy cane bars a sweet treat for Christmas.

If you are looking for a Christmas dessert that is less complicated to make with fewer ingredients check out these Rudolph Nose cookies.

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