If you love After Eight candies (I do), you will love these grasshopper bars. They taste exactly alike. The bars have a fudgey brownie base, mint buttercream in the middle, and are topped with a chocolate ganache. The mint flavor comes from a combination of peppermint extract and creme de menthe. I didn’t know anything about creme de menthe, but it comes in both clear and green – use green for this recipe to get the pretty green color. People at work raved about these, and even Larry liked them. I was surprised since he doesn’t particularly like mint, but it’s the creaminess of the middle plus the right amount of chocolate to balance the mint that won him over.
Again, being a part of an online baking group has gotten me to make things I probably never would have baked – I love the community aspect of the group also. To see the other entries from this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings head on over to Baked Sunday Mornings. And the recipe can be found here.
- Grasshopper Bars (Baked Explorations, p. 97)