Peppermint Cheesecake Bars

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Creamy Peppermint Cheesecake bars topped with candy cane pieces and perfect for the holidays.

Gooood Morning!

Kellyn here with another great recipe for you. In September and October it was everything Pumpkin. This month and next will be Peppermint, of course 🙂 After all, you can’t welcome in the Christmas season without a delicious peppermint treat. I’m not crazy about plain candy canes, but there is something special about biting into a soft treat sprinkled with little crunchy bits of peppermint. These are similar to last weeks yummy post, http://lilluna.com/peppermint-sugar-cookies/.

These cheesecake bars took just a few minutes to whip up. Simple ingredients, a few simple steps, 1-2 hours of chill time and you’ve got a cool Christmas treat that everyone is sure to love! The kiddos really loved them too. Check out those smiles. Make these and you’ll be smiling too 🙂

Peppermint Cheesecake Bars
 
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • 20 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2½ tsp peppermint extract
  • Candy canes (optional)
  • Red food coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. With a hand mixer, blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add additional peppermint extract as desired.
  2. Pour mixture into an 8x8 pan lined with wax or parchment paper (make sure paper is overflowing on the sides, for easy removal).
  3. For red swirls, put 3-5 drops of red food coloring on the top of the cheesecake and swirl using a knife.
  4. To decorate, swirl drops of red food coloring with a knife. You may also sprinkle bits of candy cane over the top of the cheesecake.
  5. Chill in the fridge for at 1-2 hours.
  6. Use the hanging paper to remove cheesecake from the pan.
  7. Cut into bars and serve.

Adapted by the-lowcarb-diet.com

Creamy Peppermint Cheesecake bars topped with candy cane pieces and perfect for the holidays.

Creamy Peppermint Cheesecake bars topped with candy cane pieces and perfect for the holidays.

DIFFICULTY: Easy
HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 8
ANY CHANGES MADE: Used regular sugar
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: might be fun to add a crust to the bottom of these bars

 

Check Out My Other Recipes

For more delicious peppermint treats, check out these posts:

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow ~ made with Chex cereal and candy canes, this holiday snack mix is perfect for serving at parties or giving as a gift to neighbors and friends!

White Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

Delicious Peppermint Oreo Fudge - a great holiday treat that is easy AND yummy! { lilluna.com } Ingredients include marshmallow fluff, heavy cream, white chocolate chips, oreos, and Andes peppermint crunch bits.

Peppermint Oreo Fudge

Peppermint Oreo Dirt Cake - the creamiest, coolest and most delicious holiday dessert. { lilluna.com }

Peppermint Dirt Cake

And for more yummy desserts, go HERE.

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Creamy Peppermint Cheesecake bars topped with candy cane pieces and perfect for the holidays.

 

Creamy Peppermint Cheesecake bars topped with candy cane pieces and perfect for the holidays.

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Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.
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