Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars



  • 1 1/2 Cup  chocolate wafer cookie crumbs (from about 30 cookies)
  • 1/3 Cup  butter, melted
  • Three  8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup  sugar
  • 1/2 Cup  sour cream
  • 1 Teaspoon  pure peppermint extract, preferably McCormick
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  green food coloring, preferably McCormick
  • eggs
  • 2 Ounces  semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

These cheesecake bars — with contrasting layers of green, white, and black — get a hint of sophistication from rich dark chocolate and refreshing pure peppermint extract. 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the cookie crumbs and butter. Press firmly onto the bottom of a foil-lined 9-inch square baking pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Beat the cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add the sour cream and peppermint extract; mix well. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour ½ of the batter over the crust. Tint the remaining batter green with the food coloring. Pour over the white batter in the pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool completely on wire rack.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Lift out of the pan onto cutting board. Cut into bars. Drizzle the bars with melted chocolate. Store leftover bars in the refrigerator.


Calories per serving:

746 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 421g 648%
  • Carbs 506g 169%
  • Saturated 212g 1,061%
  • Fiber 14g 57%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 378g
  • Monounsaturated 102g
  • Polyunsaturated 19g
  • Protein 81g 162%
  • Cholesterol 1,529mg 510%
  • Sodium 4,557mg 190%
  • Calcium 998mg 100%
  • Magnesium 321mg 80%
  • Potassium 2,198mg 63%
  • Iron 24mg 133%
  • Zinc 11mg 73%
  • Phosphorus 1,593mg 228%
  • Vitamin A 3,451µg 383%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 2%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 46%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 142%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 39%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 34%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 265µg 66%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 59%
  • Vitamin D 9µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 30%
  • Vitamin K 31µg 38%
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