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Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars

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Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars are perfect for the mint lovers in your life! And if you’re looking for a St. Patrick’s Day recipe, I’ve got you covered there, too!

Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars

Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars 

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, followed by a minty creme de menthe flavored filling and ganache topping.

 

Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars

3 Luscious Layers!

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. Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars are perfect for St. Patty’s Day, too.

Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars
Yield: 16 bars

Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars

Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars

Layered minty cheesecake bars!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes

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 an 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 the 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.

More Cheese Dishes!

The #SundaySupper Group has some super fantastic recipes for this week! Tons of savory cheese dishes, wonderful cakes and amazing cheesecakes! Thanks to my sweet friend, Angie, of Big Bear’s Kitchen, for hosting us this week!

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68 comments on “Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars”

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

    Nazneen

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

  3. 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 🙂

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

  5. 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 🙂

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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!

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

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

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

  15. 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

  16. 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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