Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Surprise Cookie Bars


Today I am sharing a recipe that I shared last year on the blog but became a huge hit in our house. They were an instant Roussa classic. My family loves these. They are easy & OMGSOGOOD. Perfect with hot chocolate!!


Makes 15-24 bars

  • 1.5 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 11 ounce bag York Peppermint Patties (entire bag)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 11×7 baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric or stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla, beating until well combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients slowly to the wet ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips. Try not to eat all of the batter.

Press down 1/2 of the cookie dough into prepared baking pan. Place unwrapped peppermint patties over the bottom dough layer. Top the remaining half of cookie dough over the peppermint patties, pressing to evenly flatten down. Bake for 38-40 minutes or until baked through and the edges are brown. Check often after it’s baked 35 min.

Allow the cookie bars to cool completely before cutting into squares. Eat them until you burst.

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  1. Jennifer Kauffman -  December 28, 2012 - 8:55 pm

    My kids would love these. Will be making for sure

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