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Minted Cheesecake Bars

Minted Cheesecake Bars

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

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time



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

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

  6. STEP 6

    Refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

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 (1 bar)

140 Calories
10 Fat (g)
40 Cholesterol (mg)
110 Sodium (mg)
9 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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