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
  • 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
25g
36%
Sugar
20g
22%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
23µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
60mg
6%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
18mg
6%
Phosphorus, P
76mg
11%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
141mg
9%
Water
11g
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.