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Foolproof Oreo Mint Cheesecake Bars Recipe [Video]
Oreo Mint Cheesecake Bars are made with your favorite Oreo cookie crumbs, and a deliciously sweet and creamy mint filling. If you absolutely love mint and chocolate, this recipe is for you. After one bite, you will wonder why you never made these before. They make the perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert too!
If you like mint chocolate desserts, try our other mint chocolate lovers’ recipes. This Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownie recipe is simple and delicious made with white chocolate, mint extract, condensed milk, and chocolate chips in the fudge and espresso powder, dark chocolate, and cocoa powder for the brownie layer. And these Cheesecake Mint Brownies are decadent and rich with chocolate ganache, cream cheese, and mint extract.
According to the internet, Oreos are the most popular cookies in the world. And they have been around for more than a century! The first Oreo was sold as an Oreo Biscuit in 1912 by Chelsea Market Bakery in Manhattan, New York for a quarter a pound. In 1921, they renamed it the Oreo Sandwich Cookie before renaming it again in 1937 to the Oreo Cream Sandwich Cookie. Today there are more than 85 flavors including unusual ones like Kraft Hot Chicken Wings and Wasabi.
For this scrumptious mint Oreo cheesecake bars recipe, all you need are basic ingredients including three packages of cream cheese, Oreos, sugar, and butter as well as eggs, cream, and peppermint extract. The homemade whipped cream makes these absolutely incredible, and it is simple to make with only two ingredients!
Check out some of our other minty recipes like these Greek lamb burgers made with minty cucumber tabbouleh and mint yogurt sauce. The fresh mint leaves meld so well with the ground lamb and rosemary, oregano, and coriander seasoning, you have never tasted anything so amazing. Try serving with one of these creamy and cool shamrock shakes made with just five ingredients including vanilla ice cream, milk, half and half, mint, and food coloring.
Here are the ingredients you need for this Oreo mint cheesecake bars recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find our recipe card with measurements and instructions.
Oreo crust ingredients:
- Melted butter
- Oreo cookie crumbs
- Large eggs: Room temperature.
- Sour cream
- Granulated sugar
- Cream cheese: Softened.
- Mint extract
- Green food coloring: Optional.
Whipped cream ingredients:
- Powdered sugar: Confectioners’ sugar.
- Heavy cream
How to make Oreo mint cheesecake bars from scratch?
- Preheat and prepare: To begin, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Leave some hanging over on each side to use as handles.
- Mix the crust: While you wait for the oven to heat up, blend your cookies in a food processor on medium speed until they are finely ground. Pour in butter and blend some more until the crumb mixture is moist.
- Bake the crust: Next, press the crunchy oreo crust into the bottom of the pan in an even layer and bake for 10 minutes.
- Mix the cheesecake mixture: In the meantime, use a stand mixer or large bowl and an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and fluffy. Turn the mixer to low and add sugar slowly. then mix in the sour cream and add eggs one at a time. Add food coloring and extract and mix until just combined and tinted green.
- Pour cheesecake mixture into the pan: After the crust is baked and cooled, pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared pan on top of the crust and spread evenly with a rubber spatula.
- Bake again: Now, bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until only the middle is jiggly. Let it cool to room temperature on a wire cooling rack and then put it in the fridge to chill overnight.
- In a separate bowl: Afterward, beat the heavy cream and powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Chill until you are ready to use it.
- Slice and serve: The next day, remove the cheesecake from the pan, pulling it up and out on the parchment paper. Cut into cheesecake bars and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
- Mint Oreo cookies: Feel free to use cool mint Oreos for this recipe to make a mint Oreo crust.
- Other flavors: For a different twist, try using other Oreo flavors like chocolate cream, hazelnut, birthday cake, or peanut butter.
- Mint morsels: Add a cup of mint morsels to your combined cream cheese mixture for an extra minty flavor.
- Graham crackers: If Oreo crust is just too much chocolate for you, feel free to use a graham cracker or shortbread cookie.
- Traditional crust: Similarly, you can also use a traditional refrigerated crust.
- No-bake cheesecake bars: Instead of baking, leave out the eggs and whip the cheesecake filling to make a thick filling. Chill and add the topping before eating.
How to serve:
Whether you are having a St. Patrick’s Day party or just love mint Oreos, this dessert is easy and delicious. And it looks good too! Try one of these ideas or share some of your own in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
- Sprinkle on some mini chocolate chips for a decorative topping. Nestle dark chocolate chips would be awesome.
- These yummy bars go great with a cup of hot cocoa too. Try our recipe for red velvet hot chocolate.
- You can also top your cheesecake bars with crushed Oreos.
- For an even more decadent cheesecake bar, add this easy ooey gooey caramel sauce.
- If you are a huge fan of chocolate, pour a layer of hot fudge over the cream cheese mixture before serving.
- Enjoy an adult beverage with your Oreo mint cheesecake bars. Check out our shamrock sour recipe made with Irish whiskey, mint extract, simple syrup, and lime juice.
- These bars go great with a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Frequently asked questions
What is the easiest way to cleanly cut a cheesecake bar?
First, make sure the cheesecake is completely chilled and remove it from the pan. Then, fill a glass with hot water and dip a sharp knife in the water.
Starting from the edge, slice the cake in one motion, applying light pressure to cut through the crust. Then, wipe the blade with a clean paper towel and dip the knife again before slicing the next piece. You may have to use fresh hot water after a few slices.
What are the top Oreo cookie flavors?
Although it depends on who you ask, according to Delish.com, the number one flavor of Oreo cookie is the birthday cake flavor. Next are fudge-dipped Oreo thins bites, mint thins, chocolate thins, churro Oreos, chocolate cream, peanut butter, and white dipped fudge Oreo thins bites.
What is the best way to find out if cheesecake is done?
The most precise way is to check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer. It should be at least 150 degrees F. However, if you do not want to poke holes in your cheesecake bars, you can also shake it a bit. Only the middle of the cake should wiggle just a bit, not the whole cake.
What are the nutrition facts in this recipe?
Each serving has 500 calories, 34 grams fat, and 18 grams saturated fat. It also has 42 grams carbohydrates, 514 mg sodium, 122 mg cholesterol, and 30 grams sugar. On the other hand, each serving also gives you 8 grams protein, 199 mg potassium, 1 gram fiber, 1,022 units vitamin A, 1 mg vitamin C, 88 mg calcium, and 4 mg iron.
How to store leftovers:
- Store: Leftover Oreo mint cheesecake bars can be refrigerated for up to five days in an airtight container.
- Freeze: To freeze, wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to three months.
- Thaw: Let your cheesecake bars thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.
More mint desserts to try:
- Green food coloring is just for looks so you can skip it if you like.
- You will need about 20 Oreo cookies to make one and a half cups of crumbs.
- Double Stuff Oreos are not good for this recipe.
- It is best to use chopped Oreos when mixing in the food processor.
- You can also spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray or use binder clips to hold the parchment paper in place.
- Alternatively, using aluminum foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray instead of parchment works just as well.
- The easiest way to press the mixture into the bottom of the pan is with buttered hands. But you could also use the bottom of a spatula, wooden spoon, or measuring cup.
- You can use softened butter too. It does not all have to be melted as long as it is soft enough to mix.
- If you really cannot wait until the next day, you can just chill your cheesecake bars for a few hours in the fridge.
- Shorten prep time by using a premade Oreo crust and whipped cream from the store.
Oreo Mint Cheesecake Bars
- 20 regular Oreo cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 24 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
- 3-4 drops of green gel food coloring
- 2/3 cup heavy cream cold
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
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- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides for easy cheesecake removal.
- Add the Oreo cookies to a food processor, and blend until fine crumbs remain. Transfer the crumbs to a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir to combine.
- Press the Oreo mixture into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, in a large bowl, using a hand mixer (or stand mixer) beat cream cheese until fluffy, about 1 minute. Slowly add the sugar and mix on low and medium-high, until light and fluffy.
- Next, beat in the sour cream, followed by eggs, mixing well after each addition. Make sure to stop and scrape the sides and bottom of the bow.
- Add the mint extract and the gel food color, mixing just until combined.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and level the top with a spatula. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the center is slightly jiggly, while the sides are puffy and set.
- Remove the cheesecake from the oven, place it on a wire rack, and let it cool to room temperature, then transfer it to the refrigerator to chill overnight.
- Before serving, In a medium chilled bowl, beat together powdered sugar and heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- Carefully remove the cheesecake from the pan, using the parchment paper overhang. Cut into bars, and top with whipped cream, mint leaves, and chocolate shavings. Serve and enjoy!