This cheesecake bars recipe is perfect for any occasion, but also work great as a festive dessert! Everyone will love these cute grasshopper cheesecake bars!
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Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars are the perfect St Patrick’s day dessert. Green and minty, they are easy to make and delicious to eat!
Refreshing, creamy grasshopper cheesecake. How can you go wrong? Answer: you can’t, it is awesome and glorious and deserves its spot in the dessert hall of fame.
Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars boast cool mint with chocolaty goodness, all in the form of a handheld bar. Although you can eat Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars any time of the year, they are particularly fun around St. Patrick’s Day due to their green hue.
Creating this recipe got me thinking about cheesecake! Cheesecake is a popular dessert, and most people would assume it has some connections to New York but the first cheesecake may have been created on the Greek island of Samos!
It is even thought that cheesecake was served to the athletes of the first olympics in 776 B.C. as they thought it was a good source of energy. They were also used as wedding cakes!
When the Romans took over the Greeks they put there own spin on the recipe and eventually took the recipe over to Europe. Only in the 18th century did cheesecake begin to look like anything we have today.
These cheesecake bars will be a hit anytime of the year, they only take 1 hour to make and are loved by guests of all ages. Make a dessert for your next get together that people are not soon to forget. Look at how green they are! People won’t forget that!
What is a grasshopper drink?
It is dessert cocktail made up of creme de menthe, heavy cream, white creme de cacao and ice. And if you hadn’t guessed its green! These grasshopper cheesecake bars are inspired by the drink and are even more delicious.
Check out these other easy St. Patrick’s Day recipes:
- Green Crinkle Cookies
- Rainbow Cupcakes
- Ombre St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
- Whiskey Glazed Irish Soda Bread
Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted
- 24 ounces cream cheese , softened and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 cups , plus 1 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 3 eggs , room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon liquid green food coloring this may vary based on food coloring product
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- Cooking Spray
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Mix the graham cracker crumbs and butter in a bowl until fully blended and wet like sand. Press the crust into the bottom of the prepared pan. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer, cream together the cream cheese cubes sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.
- Add the peppermint extract and sour cream, continue to beat until blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, until fully blended.
- Pour half of the batter on top of graham cracker crust, spreading evenly. Add green food coloring to the remaining batter, blend until fully incorporated. It should be a light, minty green. Gently spread the remaining batter on top of the white layer using an offset spatula.
- Fill a large roasting pan with about 1/2 inch of water. Set the 9×13 pan into the water. A water bath will prevent your cheesecake from getting dry, brittle and cracking.
- Place the roasting pan with cheesecake bars, into the oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the center is set. You can lightly touch it with your finger and if it jiggles, it needs more time. If the top starts to brown, lightly cover with a piece of aluminum foil.
- Remove and allow to cool. Place pan into the refrigerator for a minimum of four hours. To cut, fill a cup with hot water, place knife into cup and then cut. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
- If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings.
- Freezing the white layer for 15 minutes before adding the green layer will prevent the two from mixing together, but if you don’t have time, it will be fine, just be gentle.
The recipe says 1 tablespoons cup Plus 2 sugar ?
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These cheesecake bars are incredible! We made them for St. Patrick’s Day and EVERYONE was asking me for the recipe!
Oh these look delicious! I can’t wait to try and make them myself. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so stopping by, let me know how you like them!
Love it Jessica! The recipe is so simple yet the result is so lovely!
Thank you, Nicole. I couldn’t agree more, but cheesecake is supposed to be simple, no?
Absolutely love these! I can’t wait to try them! I’ll be showcasing them on the Front Page of http://foodisloverecipes.com for our St Pat’s Day Weekend! Thanks for submitting!
Thanks so much, Laurie!! I’m excited!
Hi, I love mint and chocolate together! My mom makes a mean green grasshopper shake that I adore. This looks like a good snack:)
Christine, I love shakes too! This was an easy way to serve the same flavor, but not make a mess in the blender.
Even I could make these!
They ARE super simple!