Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Bars from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Bars, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Ready Time: 240 min
  • Yield: 20 bars


  • Crisco® Butter Flavor No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3/4 cup Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract


  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 chocolate mint candies (optional), broken into pieces

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with foil. Coat lightly with no-stick cooking spray.
  • COMBINE flour, powdered sugar and cocoa in a large bowl. Cut in butter (mixture will be very dry and powdery). Press firmly on bottom of foiled-lined pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  • BEAT cream cheese in medium bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs and peppermint extract, mixing well. Pour over prepared crust.
  • BAKE 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool 30 minutes.
  • PLACE chocolate chips and butter in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir. If necessary, continue to heat in 5 second intervals until smooth. Place in resealable plastic bag. Cut small tip off one corner of bag. Drizzle over cooled cheesecake. Sprinkle candy pieces on top.
  • CHILL. Remove from pan using edges of foil. Cut into bars.

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Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 bar, 1/20 of recipe), Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 110), Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 105mg, Total Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 15g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.