Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars

Staff Writer
Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars
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
753
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
54g
83%
Sugar
43g
N/A
Saturated Fat
27g
100%
Cholesterol
181mg
60%
Protein
10g
21%
Carbs
61g
20%
Vitamin A
427µg
47%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
7%
Vitamin C
0.2mg
0.3%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.6%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
128mg
13%
Fiber
3g
10%
Folate (food)
20µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
20µg
5%
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
55mg
14%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
5%
Phosphorus
213mg
30%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
304mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.1%
Sodium
567mg
24%
Sugars, added
25g
N/A
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
13%