5 from 2 votes
Peppermint Cookies and Cream Bars
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Peppermint Cookies and Cream Bars are a healthy low carb and keto cross between brownies, fudge, and peppermint Oreos. They are easy to make and satisfy your mint craving!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies and cream bars
Servings: 16
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Taryn
Ingredients
Cookie Bars:
Peppermint Icing:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.

  2. Melt the chocolate, sweetener, and butter in the microwave by microwaving at 30-second increments and stirring after each. When the chocolate is mostly melted stop heating the mixture and stir until smooth. (Alternatively. you can do this on the stovetop on very low heat). 

  3. Whisk in the cocoa, eggs, and peppermint extract. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes until firm to the touch. Do not worry if some of the butter pools on top, it will absorb back into the bars. Cool completely.

  4. Stir together the powdered erythritol, butter, cream, and peppermint extract until smooth. Drop spoonfuls on top of the bars. Spread gently. Some of the crumbs will mix into the icing giving it a cookies and cream look. Chill for at least 2-3 hours. 

  5. Run a knife around the edges of the pan and then lift the parchment paper to remove the bars. Place on a cutting board and cut into 16 pieces. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Notes on Sweeteners: 

I use my own blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. This is twice as sweet as sugar. It is comparable to Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet and Truvia.


To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.
 
To sub in Pyure or Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet use half the amount of sweetener called for.
 
Substitutions will work in most recipes. They may not work in candies, such as caramel.
  
 
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Cookies and Cream Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar (16 per recipe))
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Potassium 100mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.6%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.