Peppermint Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Creamy Peppermint Cheesecake bars topped with candy cane pieces and perfect for the holidays.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 696 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 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)


  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.
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 696 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58g 89%
Saturated Fat 35g 175%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 531mg 22%
Potassium 108mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Sugars 39g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 40.3%
Calcium 8%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.