Peppermint Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Peppermint Cheesecake Bars Recipe

How To Make Peppermint Cheesecake Bars

Who knew that peppermint and cream cheese went together so well? These cheesecake bars with crushed candy canes are proof of this.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • cupsbutter,softened
  • 20ozcream cheese,softened
  • cupssugar
  • tsppeppermint 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 8×8-inch pan lined with wax or parchment paper (make sure paper is overflowing on the sides, for easy removal).

  3. For red swirls, put 3 to 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 1to 2 hours.

  6. Use the hanging paper to remove cheesecake from the pan.

  7. Cut into bars and serve.


  • Calories: 692.80kcal
  • Fat: 58.79g
  • Saturated Fat: 35.54g
  • Trans Fat: 1.40g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.06g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.43g
  • Fiber: 0.01g
  • Sugar: 39.73g
  • Protein: 4.57g
  • Cholesterol: 169.47mg
  • Sodium: 263.80mg
  • Calcium: 80.45mg
  • Potassium: 109.72mg
  • Iron: 0.31mg
  • Vitamin A: 550.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.05mg
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