It’s one of those flavors I seriously cannot. get. enough. of.
Peppermint sundaes rock my socks.
Peppermint bark becomes a basic food group of mine from November-January.
Peppermint candies..well, as far as I’m concerned, they’re sometimes the best part about having dinner at a restaurant. That swirly, twirly red & white minty surprise at the end of the meal is just the icing on the cake.
And now, Peppermint Seven-Layer Bars. Dudes and dudettes, let me formally introduce you to your new all-time favorite seven-layer bar.. and for good reason.
These bars have a buttery, cakey base that’s been topped copiously with tons of different textures and flavors of pepperminty goodness. Chock-full of crunchy peppermint candies, smooth chocolatey pockets and seven ultra-decadent layers of cool, minty deliciousness, these bars are simply sinful. And they need to happen to your face ASAP, my friends.
Really. This post is going to be straight-to-the-point simply because I can’t think of anything witty to say. I’m far too busy generously stuffing my face to even think of anything. Maybe next week I’ll tell you a funny story about the time I made peppermint seven-layer bars and went into a downward spiral of peppermint bar obsession.
But that will be a long time coming–I still have a pan full.
- 1 box white cake mix
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 cup white chocolate pretzels, coarsely crushed
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup peppermint M&M's
- 1 cup peppermint crunch Junior Mints
- 1 cup chopped Hershey's candy cane Kisses
- 1 cup Andes mint baking chips
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9" pan with foil, extending the sides over the edges of the pan. Mist lightly with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter + egg until blended. Gently stir in the coarsely crushed pretzels. Press the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and evenly sprinkle with the white chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, M&M's, Junior Mints, chopped Kisses and mint chips. Drizzle the can of condensed milk (I only used about ¾ of the can) over the bars. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until center is set and slightly bubbly.
- Allow the bars to cool in the pan completely before cutting into bars. Serve at room temperature and store leftovers airtight, up to 3 days.
Again.. I’m speechless! No words accurately describe the awesomeness of these bars. These dense, minty bars have all the kinds of texture you look for in a seven-layer bar: a chewy base, a gooey center and a crunch from the loads of candy piled high in each bite. Really. You must try these!
The Witch's Kitchen says
OMG. Peppermint overload. FABULOUS!
Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection says
I’m right there with you, Hayley. Loving peppermint right now! I may or may not have devoured an entire bag of Peppermint M&Ms this weekend…best/worst life decision. Looks like I need to buy another bag so I can make these bars!!
[email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says
I think I just fell in love with these bars! Oh my goodness do they look amazing!
[email protected] says
What a festive twist to seven layer bars! I’m with you on the peppermint, I just can’t get enough of it during the holidays!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
lookat you! Taking 7 layer bars and completely turning them into a brand new awesome thing by using peppermint!!!
Lookat you! You took 7 layer bars and totally made them a whole new awesome thing with peppermint!
Becca (@CrumbsandChaos) says
HOLY COW…you have got to be kidding me?! I think my baking plan for today just changed. These look incredible!!
i love creating 7 layer bars! so many fun ways to play around with your favorite ingredients! I love the gingerbread AND this version Hayley! Ever since I made my Apple Butterscotch version this fall, I’ve been meanign to make another version. My office LOVED those and they are always requesting more! hmm… you are giving me ideas for a new version. LOVE these! candy canes and chocolate – my two loves this time of year!
Wendy @ AMFT says
OMGoodness…..LOVE IT! I’m on a peppermint kick this week and just can’t get enough. Can’t wait to give these beauties a try!
these sound amazing! so much peppermint going on!
Tanya Schroeder says
Oh my gosh, you packed all the best peppermint goodies in these bars!!! This gives a new meaning to the term “super food”!
Becky @ Olives n Wine says
Holy moly these look crazy good! I love the combination of all of the candies, mostly because, well, I love all of the candies you included!!
Lorraine @ Cookin' For the Seven Dwarfs says
Oh my gosh! These look amazing! Definitely going to have to make these for my brothers 🙂
Lorraine @ Cookin' For the Seven Dwarfs says
Oh my gosh! These look amazing! Definitely going to make these for my brothers 🙂
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
I love 7 layer bars and love the spin on all the versions you’ve been making lately – I’d love to try this one and gingerbread ones!
Back for Seconds says
Oh heck yeah! These are perfect! I have been on a chocolate/peppermint baking kick so I think you need to come over and help me eat everything 🙂 i have to make these, they would be perfect for christmas!
Julie (@tablefortwoblog) says
woah this is like a bar on holiday overload. i love it!! looks so good!!
Oh heck yes! These look incredible. I am loving all the seven layer goodness lately.
Ashley - baker by nature says
I think you and I should be the founders of some sort of peppermint fanatics club! Love these bars, girly!
oohhhh yeah buddy. Love this deliciousness
OMG YES! Love all the layers and textures these bars have. Need.to.make.now.
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says
Yes, these do need to happen to my face. Peppermint is my absolute favorite holiday flavor, and these? OMG. Hayley, I love you.
Savory Simple says
I’ve been on a peppermint kick! Making swirl meringues later this week. And maybe these as well!
BruCrew Life says
I am all over the peppermint and chocolate combo this year!!! I can’t get enough of it!!! These kind of gooey cake bars are absolutely my favorites!!! So yummy!!!
I think I love you for these bars!! OMG.
Dinnersdishesdessert (@Dinnersdishes) says
I am good with all things peppermint, and these look over the top!