Candy Cane Cream Bars Recipe

Candy Cane Cream Bars Recipe

These bars are so festive I couldn't resist making them! I honestly, didn't even care if they came out tasting great or not because they were just so pretty but they actually were creamy and delicious, too. They're pretty quick and easy to make using Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix and homemade frosting. You could probably cheat and use ready-made frosting to whip these up even faster.

Cookie Bar:
1 package (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Sugar Cookie mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tbsp flour
1 egg

Cream Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 drop red food coloring
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp milk
1/4 cup crushed candy canes

1. Preheat oven to 350˚. Stir together cookie mix, butter, flour and egg until dough forms. Transfer and spread dough into a greased 9x12" baking dish. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Let cool completely then remove and place on a cutting board.

2. Using a mixer, whip together butter, peppermint extract, and food coloring until fluffed. Slowly mix in powdered sugar and then add milk. Spread onto cooled cookie, and immediately top with crushed candy canes. Cut into 2x3" rectangles. Serve on a peppermint tray!

Yield: 18 bars