Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars

Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars
Staff Writer
McCormick

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. 

8
Servings
417
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
75µg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
37mg
4%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
59mg
8%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
193mg
13%
Water
13g
0%

Cheesecake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Cheesecake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.