Are you in search for a sweet holiday dessert?
Here is the candy cane bars recipe and step by step instructions.
Candy Cane Bars
1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
1 1/2 C powder sugar
2 tsp peppermint extract
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tarter
1/2 C crushed candy canes
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
Peppermint 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
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
If you are looking for a Christmas dessert that is less complicated to make with fewer ingredients check out these Rudolph Nose cookies.