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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


  • 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 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cold brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  • 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.

Reviews for Minty Cream Cheese Bars

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nermal1983 User ID: 5692699 68123
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"NO, I will never ever make this again. Mine came out looking exactly like the recipe picture. They look delicious but taste horrible. The cream cheese part has absolutely NO flavor, and the walnuts just make the texture unbearable. I know there is usually one bad review in the middle of a lot of good ones, but this was a waste of time and money."

brokenheartranch User ID: 1421944 75678
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2009

"Absolutely refrigerate it! The cream cheese will spoil."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2203291 151672
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"Keep refrigerated?"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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