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Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Bars, by , is from Cooking Green, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Steve Janke
Added: Saturday, February 7, 2009


1 1/4 c. unsifted flour
1 c. confectioners' sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. cold butter
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
green or red food coloring (optional)
Chocolate Glaze (recipe below)

1) Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda; cut in butter until crumbly (mixture will be dry). Press firmly on bottom of 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.

2) Meanwhile, in large mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs, extract, and food coloring if desired; mix well. Pour over prepared crust.

3) Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool. Drizzle with Chocolate Glaze. Chill. Cut into bars. Store covered in refrigerator.

Chocolate Glaze: In small saucepan, over low heat, melt 2 (1 oz.) squares semi-sweet chocolate with 2 tbsp. butter; stir until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Immediately drizzle over bars. (Makes about 1/4 cup).




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