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, https://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 Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups butter softened
- 20 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- Candy Canes (optional)
- Red food coloring (optional)
With a hand mixer, blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add additional peppermint extract as desired.
Pour mixture into an 8x8 pan lined with wax or parchment paper (make sure paper is overflowing on the sides, for easy removal).
For red swirls, put 3-5 drops of red food coloring on the top of the cheesecake and swirl using a knife.
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.
Chill in the fridge for at 1-2 hours.
Use the hanging paper to remove cheesecake from the pan.
Cut into bars and serve.
Adapted by the-lowcarb-diet.com
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
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