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       Volume I - December 24, 2007

Chocolate Dream Squares

Serves: 16


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Chocolate Layer
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs large
1 cup flour
1/2 cup pecans chopped

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Few drops of green food color

4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan.

To make chocolate layer, melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat; cool.

In a small mixer bowl at medium speed, beat sugar, eggs, and chocolate mixture 2 minutes. At low speed, beat in flour and pecans. Spread in pan.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes until center is set. Cool pan on a wire rack.

To make frosting, beat powdered sugar, softened butter, milk, peppermint extract, and food color in a small mixer bowl at low speed until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled chocolate layer. Cover and chill 1 hour.

To make glaze, melt chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat; cool. Spread evenly over peppermint layer. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm. Cut into squares.

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

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