Minted Cheesecake Bars

Minted Cheesecake Bars

These mint-flavored cheesecake bars have a chocolate graham cracker crust.

20 min. prep time
25 bars
000 Ratings



1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
6 large (1 cup) chocolate graham crackers, finely crushed


1/2 cup sugar
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 to 2 drops green food color, if desired


1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon shortening


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine melted butter and graham cracker crumbs in bowl.  Press crumb mixture evenly onto bottom of 8-inch square baking pan. Set aside.

Combine all filling ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Spread filling over crust.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bars.

Refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tip

To drizzle chocolate in a fine line, pour melted chocolate mixture into a resealable plastic food bag. Cut a very tiny opening in one corner; gently press out chocolate onto bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 140

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 110mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #7716©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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