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Minty Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

Minty Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

You're going to love the way chocolate and mint come together in these easy, creamy bars. They're sure to be family favorites! —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 cups crushed Oreo cookies (about 20 cookies)
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cold brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in extract until smooth. Stir in cookie crumbs and walnuts (mixture will be very moist).
  • 2. Set aside 2 cups for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in coffee. Gradually add flour just until combined.
  • 4. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 25-27 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.