How to Bake St. Patrick's Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Bars

This recipe for cheesecake bars has a fun St. Patrick's Day theme with creme de menthe flavoring and lots of chocolate.

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How to Bake St. Patrick's Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Bars Recipe
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Begin by assembling the ingredients, and preheating the oven to 325 degrees F.

Begin by assembling the ingredients, and preheating the oven to 325 degrees F.

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Beat cake mix and butter with an electric mixer on low speed in a bowl until crumbly, for 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside 1 cup for topping.

Beat cake mix and butter with an electric mixer on low speed in a bowl until crumbly, for 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside 1 cup for topping.

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Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of an ungreased 9-by-13 inch pan.

Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of an ungreased 9-by-13 inch pan.

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Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake until edges begin to crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.

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Beat cream cheese and frosting with an electric mixer on medium speed in a bowl until smooth, 3 to 5 minutes.

Beat cream cheese and frosting with an electric mixer on medium speed in a bowl until smooth, 3 to 5 minutes.

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Add eggs one at a time into the cream cheese mixture and beat until blended, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add eggs one at a time into the cream cheese mixture and beat until blended, 2 to 3 minutes.

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Pour in 6 drops green food color (I used more). Beat until color is blended. Beat in crème de menthe candy flavoring until thoroughly blended, about 2 minutes. Taste and add more flavoring if needed.

Pour in 6 drops green food color (I used more). Beat until color is blended. Beat in crème de menthe candy flavoring until thoroughly blended, about 2 minutes. Taste and add more flavoring if needed.

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Pour batter over the chocolate crust in the 9-by-13 pan.

Pour batter over the chocolate crust in the 9-by-13 pan.

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Sprinkle 1 cup reserved crumb mixture over cheesecake batter. Top mixture with 1 cup chocolate and mint morsels; reserve remaining morsels for finishing touches.

Sprinkle 1 cup reserved crumb mixture over cheesecake batter. Top mixture with 1 cup chocolate and mint morsels; reserve remaining morsels for finishing touches.

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Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake until set, 42 to 45 minutes. Remove the pan from oven and cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.

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Pour reserved chocolate and mint morsels into a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave morsels in 45 second intervals; stir until completely melted and smooth.

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Pour melted chocolate into a resealable plastic bag. Clip a small corner of the bag, then drizzle melted chocolate over the cooled cake. Cut into cake bars and serve.

Pour melted chocolate into a resealable plastic bag. Clip a small corner of the bag, then drizzle melted chocolate over the cooled cake. Cut into cake bars and serve.

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Recipe courtesy of mis7up, AllRecipes.com

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