Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars #SundaySupper

With the boys out of the house, I need to focus on smaller desserts. Big ol’ cheesecakes and layer cakes would take forever for the 3 of us to finish. Plus we all have our own preferences and there is not much overlap. The only mint Bill will ingest comes in a tube and goes on his toothbrush. But all 3 kids love minty desserts. When Cheese, Cakes and Cheesecakes came up as a Sunday Supper theme, I figured a small batch of grasshopper cheesecake bars would be a nice treat for Katie. A chocolate cookie crust was the base for these bars…I used Nabisco Famous wafers, but even Oreos will work. No need to remove the filling if you substitute; just process the cookies till they’re crumbs and eliminate the sugar from the crust ingredients. The baked then cooled crust was layered with a cream cheese mixture flavored with Creme de Menthe liqueur. The filling smelled strongly of alcohol, but only the mint flavor will remain after baking. If you’d like, you can substitute a bit of peppermint extract and a few drops of green food coloring. The ganache topping was made with milk chocolate chips as Katie is not the heavy duty chocolate lover like the men in the family. Semisweet chips would work just as well…just go with your preference.

Katie and I both loved these puppies. They’d be perfect for St. Patty’s Day.

Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 8-ounce package of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons creme de menthe
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Stir together crust ingredients and press into a 8x8 pan lined with non-stick foil or regular foil sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool.
  3. Beat cream cheese and sugar till smooth. Add egg and mix till incorporated. Mix in flour. Stir in creme de menthe. Spread batter over cooled crust and bake 30-35 minutes. Cool.
  4. Melt butter with chocolate chips in microwave, stopping and stirring in 30 second increments, till melted and smooth. Mix in corn syrup. Cool slightly before pouring over cream cheese layer. Chill completely before cutting.
  5. Yields 16 bars.
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Comments

  1. Marlys @Thisand That says:

    These sound delicious. Pinning them Found these on Scrumptious Sunday

  2. These cheesecakes bars are super pretty and they look very good next Othello and Henry VIII.

  3. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    These are absolutely beautiful! I agree, they’d be great for St. Pat’s Day:@)

  4. I´ve been meaning to make something grasshopper since last year. These not only look wonderful, but I get to use my creme de menthe liqueur! Have a great day Liz!

  5. Can I tell you how serious I am about making these for my younger daughter? I pinned it to my Recipes to Try board before I even came on down here to leave this comment. She will be over the moon!

  6. I love the flavor of chocolate and mint together. These are perfect for the upcoming St. Patty’s day celebrations with that lovely green. :)

  7. Super duper pretty delicious cheesecake bars , Lizzy ! My mouth’s watering even though I don’t like mint :P :D

  8. Oh my gosh, I WANT these! I have to make a batch…chocolate-mint is my daughter’s favorite combo, so I know these will go over well in our house.

  9. *gasp* Liz…you just completed my life!

  10. Oh goodness, yes please. These look amazing!

  11. Oooh this looks so amazingly good!I love the chocolate and mint together and your pics look lovely :)

  12. What pretty cheesecake bars! Wonderful for spring and a great thing to make for St. Patrick’s Day too.

  13. Hi Lizzy! Where is the grasshoppers? LOL!

    Very classy dessert!

  14. My Dad would go nuts over these. I am saving the recipe for his next visit. He is obsessed with grasshopper cookies. This will blow him away! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Love this! I’d like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-6/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

  16. Oreos for cookie crust (definitely my vote) topped with mint and chocolate? Oo-la-la! Yet another keeper recipe from that unstoppable Ms. Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake.

    P.s. Had to laugh about allowing only mint on his toothbrush. Very cute =)

  17. I’m with you Liz, chocolate and mint are a wonderful combo. Your little squares are beautiful.

  18. Oooh, these sound delish, Lizzy! And look so decadent and tempting!

  19. I also have been making smaller desserts for my husband and I lately, otherwise they will sit in the fridge too long! These look great!!

  20. So lovely! Absolutely perfect for St. Patrick’s Day – Gorgeous colour!

  21. They are beautiful. I may have to try them.

  22. Those are beautiful! Yes, I agree that single serving desserts are best. So how do you stay skinny while baking :) I have trouble with that but I love treats too much to ever give them up.

  23. Yum, I think that I might have to try these!

  24. These sound sweet and refreshing. Cut into such perfect bars is perfect for portion control ,if you can keep yourself from eating more than 1. :) I bet they would be pretty with white peppermint filling too. Thanks!

  25. Your cheesecake is perfect! I love the flavor grasshopper. That sounded kind of weird! lol I also have to comment on how perfect your cheesecake is cut!! I can not cut a straight line if my life depended on it!

  26. Pretty dessert, and I’ll bet the flavor is wonderful. Love the idea of these, and you’re right they’d be perfect for St. Pat’s. And I do happen to have some creme de menthe on hand. ;-) Good stuff – thanks.

  27. What luscious bars, I love chocolate mint!

  28. This sounds delicious and perfect for St Patricks Day!

  29. exquisiely delisheously sinful!

    I just saved in my faves! x

  30. They do look absolutely delicious and pieces of perfection.

  31. These look like they came from a fine French bakery. They are perfect and beautiful!

  32. These are beautiful!

  33. Oh it is like an even better version of thin mints! :)

  34. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    These look amazing, and what beautiful photos! When I was little my brother who were much older told me they had actual grasshoppers in them. Wow, was I relieved when I found out it wasn’t true… boys! ;-) Thanks for the awesome take on a grasshopper pie!

  35. Another delicious creation. Looks perfect.

  36. Simple and delicious, with bold flavours. I love these, Liz! As always, your dessert looks perfect – how in the heck do you cut them into such even squares? I totally need to scale down the desserts I bake – often I make them for gatherings but sometimes, I make a huge cake for the blog and then force myself to give it all away, otherwise it’ll just be adding to my waistline, lol.

  37. I love how gorgeous those look, thanks so much for sharing!!

  38. These are so pretty, Lizzy. I love the perfect layers. My husband won’t eat anything with mint either. He thinks chocolate and mint is a foul combination. But I’m with you – I think it’s the best xx

  39. This gal wouldn’t mind relaxing with some of these bars and one of those books. Yum!

  40. These look so refreshing!

  41. I wish I liked mint more. Every year I try something new out for St. Patrick’s day but its a no good. These bars look so cool though with the super crisp layers. Nice work!

  42. The Hubs love minty-chocolatey goodness! He would love these. Love the pic with The Bard in the background!

  43. I am so pinning this to make when I have cravings for chocolates desserts:D Looks so gorgeous!

  44. These couldn’t look prettier if you tried and I love that you used creme de menthe instead of ordinary essence.

  45. Liz these are truly gorgeous. I just love them. My dad would have went nuts for these.

  46. these are just too pretty to eat….well, almost! i love mint and chocolate!

  47. These sound delicious, and I am so impressed with your perfectly cut squares!

  48. Gorgeous Liz! This might the closest thing to a thin mint girl scout cookie we can find in Hong Kong. Sounds perfectly close and my boys would love it. I am sure it took quite an adjustment in your portion sizes without all the kids in your home. I am still adjusting to mine packing it away and having enough food in the house. It is just pure astounding the amount of food that growing teenage boys inhale. Take Care, BAM

  49. These look wonderfully tasty especially with creme de menthe. I love the minty taste on cheesecakes. May I invite myself to your kitchen, Liz??

  50. That green is stunning my friend, love this :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  51. Gorgeous! reminds me of my favourite after dinner chocolate mint. Loved that stuff growing up. These are so cute and perfect.

    Nazneen

  52. Love grasshopper flavored anything, Liz these look so yummy!

  53. Lizzy, I am guessing they called grasshoppers because they are green. I’m afraid I’m like Bill. When it comes to chocolate and desserts I don’t like mint in it :)

  54. Mmmm… I haven’t had grasshopper pie in years but I’m guessing these would taste just as good.

  55. You’ve cut and plated them so neatly! When I think of chocolate and mint together I always have “After eight” appearing in front of my eyes, which I am known to kill within a matter of minutes, I guess it would work the same with this dessert of yours :)

  56. Oh yum! I have to make a low-carb version of these!

  57. Dear Lizzy always I think how you mak these bars soooooo perfect and look delicious, I love the pictures, have a nice week!

  58. These look great! I love chocolate and mint:)

  59. These look so amazing. Creme the Menthe seams to be so passé but it was my favorite treat after dinner at Chrismas and New Years, a grashopper drink with milk and the liqueur.

  60. I’m very suspicious of people who don’t like mint. ;) Seriously, these look wonderful. Pinning now!

  61. It was over 35 years ago when my mother-in-law turned me on to the Grasshopper and that was before I even married her son. Ever since I have been in love with anything labeled “Grasshopper”, so I’ve got to tell you how much I am craving these little cheesecakes. They look mouthwatering!

  62. Oh Liz. These are amazing!!!

  63. How perfect are those! Girl, you are one amazing baker! I love the colors together!

  64. My husband loves mint! I know he would devour a pan of these in a day.

  65. I’d reread at least half those classics if I were promised one of these.

  66. These look amazing and yummy Liz. This was one of the most viewed links at my link party last week. Congrats! Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations!

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    April

  67. These look heavenly, Liz. I’ve had my eye on a Grasshopper recipe in one of my cookbooks for a while but these look even better.

    They’ve been featured on todays Sugar & Slice Sunday. Thanks for linking up.

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