Friday, November 29, 2013

Mint Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Delicious mint chocolate chip cheesecake bars with a crunchy Oreo crust.
Cheesecake you can eat with your fingers!


Happy Black Friday! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate LOTS of turkey! I know I did!! Are you doing any Black Friday shopping this year? Are you finding any good deals? I am staying as far away from the stores and the crowds as possible....heading to Discovery World with the kids and relatives who are visiting from out of town....and I could not feel better about my decision! There is something about shopping on the busiest day of the year that is completely unappealing to me. Not to mention the lack of sleep that is just entirely out of the question right now!!



Don't get me wrong - it's not that I'm against Black Friday or the people who love it - in fact, at one point, I probably thought I could love it, too! But after trying it a few years in a row....and missing out on the "hot" items I really wanted.....or realizing I came home with no Christmas gifts and a bunch of new clothes for myself....or feeling crabby and exhausted the entire next day....it lost some (ALL) of its appeal! So now, instead of doing my Christmas shopping on Black Friday, I do it early! Like starting in early November. On weekday mornings. When the stores are empty. And I can shop in peace. Because the last thing I want is for Christmas shopping to feel like a CHORE!!


I try to stay away from most things that feel like a chore. Really, I do. And when it comes to food, I'm the same way! If it feels too much like work, forget it! Well.....I can tell you.....the last thing these Mint Oreo Cheesecake Bars feel like is a chore. They are easy to make and quick to enjoy....and best of all, they're made with just six ingredients! Which is about as far from a chore as you can get, especially for something this delicious. Enjoy your day, everyone!


Mint Oreo Cheesecake Bars
1 package Cool Mint Oreos, finely crushed
1/4 c. butter, softened to room temperature
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1 c. Nestle Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels
(optional) Hot fudge topping

1. Mix Cool Mint Oreos and softened butter in a medium mixing bowl until combined. 
2. Using buttered hands, press mixture into the bottom of an 8×11 inch baking pan.

3. In a separate bowl, combined cream cheese, eggs, and granulated sugar and blend at medium speed until smooth. Stir in chocolate & mint morsels. 

4. Pour cheesecake mixture over crust; bake at 375 degrees 35-40 minutes or until top is set and just starting to brown. 

5. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate until ready to serve. 
6. Drizzle with hot fudge and enjoy!


 Looking for more delicious desserts that don't feel like a chore?

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2013/11/candy-cane-muddy-buddies.html

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2013/11/no-bake-chocolate-orange-meltaways.html

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2013/04/cookie-butter-scotcheroos.html

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2013/11/no-bake-mint-oreo-fudge.html

http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2013/06/peanut-butter-oreo-mud-bars.html


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6 comments :

  1. I'm not much of a mint chocolate person, but my wife would absolutely love these. Might have to make them for her! Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. These mint oreo cheesecake bars look incredible! I've been on a mint chocolate kick lately and love that these don't take too much time - they sound fantastic! Thanks for sharing Cathy and enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

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  3. I can imagine the mix of hot fudge over this mint and chocolate goodness! YUM! Thanks so much the recipe. Can't wait to try it!

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  4. Girl - you are killing me! These look delicious! Can't wait to try this out! Pinning!

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  5. Oh wow…. these are amazing!! Hopped over from Wake Up Wednesdays. I am now hosting Tasty Tuesdays with nine other blogs. Please hop on over and link up this recipe and some others. http://bit.ly/1htHZV7

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  6. LOVE mint! These have an amazing amount in them. Thanks for sharing.

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