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These cheesecake bars — with contrasting layers of green, white, and black — get a hint of sophistication from rich dark chocolate and refreshing pure peppermint extract.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs (from about 30 cookies)
  • 1/3 Cup butter, melted
  • Three 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Teaspoon pure peppermint extract, preferably McCormick
  • 1/2 Teaspoon green food coloring, preferably McCormick
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

Servings8

Calories Per Serving753

Folate equivalent (total)20µg5%

Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.1%


Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars - Recipes

Emerald green may be this year&rsquos favorite color, but the demand for green food color isn&rsquot new. Each year, home bakers look to McCormick for minty-flavored, green recipes to enhance their St. Patrick&rsquos Day festivities. In fact, last year enough green food color was sold to tint more than 26.2 million cake pops emerald green and 2012 sales of pure peppermint extract increased more than 50 percent in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick&rsquos Day. ii

&ldquoFlavorful green treats have never been more in style,&rdquo said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. &ldquoWhether you&rsquore baking with the family or adding bright color to a fun gathering, our green tinting guide and festive recipes will help you celebrate St. Patrick&rsquos Day with the color and flavor of the holiday &ndash vivid green and refreshing peppermint.&rdquo

Seven Shades of Green with McCormick Food Colors:

AMOUNT OF FOOD COLOR NEEDED FOR THIS SHADE OF GREEN White Cake Mix
(1 package, 15.25 to 18.05 oz):
White Icing
(1 can, 16 oz.):
Mint Green 9 drops Green + 3 drops Yellow 6 drops Green + 2 drops Yellow
Green Apple 25 drops Neon Green + 2 drops Neon Blue 50 drops Neon Green + 4 drops Neon Blue
Neon Green 15 drops Neon Green 30 drops Neon Green
Teal Green 40 drops Blue + 16 drops Green 20 drops Blue + 8 drops Green
Garden Green 50 drops Green +12 drops Yellow 25 drops Green + 6 drops Yellow
Shamrock Green 50 drops Green + 4 drops Blue 25 drops Green + 2 drops Blue
Emerald Green 200 drops Green (2 Teaspoons) 100 drops Green (1 Teaspoon)

Whether preparing for a classroom party or an at-home Irish fest, McCormick is the trusted source for the best results every time:


Just in time for St. Paddy's Day: green cheesecake bars

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Green With Envy Cheesecake Bars

Whip up a fantastic dessert for St. Patrick's Day. McCormick, makers of flavoring extracts and food colorings, has made this recipe available for the upcoming holiday. I am not usually a fan of colored food, but St. Patrick's Day celebrations call for something green. These bars are minty and refreshing, with a hint of chocolate.

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Green With Envy Cheesecake Bars

1½ cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs

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3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

½ teaspoon green food color

Semi-sweet chocolate chips, for decorating

Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the cookie crumbs with the melted butter and press into a 9-inch square pan. (You can line the pan with foil or parchment for easy removal). Refrigerate until you are ready to use.

Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until well blended, at medium speed. Add the sour cream and peppermint extract. Add the eggs one at a time, beating at low speed after each addition until just combined.

Pour half of the batter over the chocolate cookie crumbs.

Tint the remaining batter with the green food coloring and then pour it over the noncolored batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set. Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top or melt it and drizzle over your bars. Store the bars in the refrigerator.


Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars - Recipes

These cheesecake bars, with contrasting layers of green, white and dark brown, combine creamy cheesecake with refreshing peppermint, a chocolate cookie crust and a rich dark chocolate drizzle. The recipe is courtesy of McCormick, which has many more delicious recipes at McCormick.com.

The recipe makes 24 servings. Prep time is 20 minutes, cook time is 30 minutes, and the cheesecake must be refrigerated for 4 hours. If you want to make it after St. Patrick’s Day, you can omit the green food coloring.

GREEN WITH ENVY CHEESECAKE BARS

Preparation

1. Make crust. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix cookie crumbs and butter. Press firmly onto bottom of foil-lined 9-inch square baking pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Make batter. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream and peppermint extract mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour 1/2 of the batter over crust. Tint remaining batter green with food color. Pour over batter in pan.

3. Bake. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely on wire rack. TIP: Put a pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven. Known as a bain-marie, the moisture keeps the cheesecake from cracking.

4. Refrigerate. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Lift out of pan onto cutting board. Cut into bars.

5. Drizzle. Drizzle bars with melted chocolate. Serve. Store uneaten bars in the refrigerator.


St Patricks Day Cake Ideas

Whether you do little more than wear green on St. Patrick’s Day there is no denying it is a popular holiday in the U.S. Probably mostly as an extra excuse to drink good ale but enough so that people choose to get married on the holiday which makes for some uniquely beautiful wedding cakes! With only a little over a week until this year’s celebration we thought it fitting to check out some of these green and festive beauties!

Love this modern cake with irish symbols, gorgeous flowers and of course emerald green and gold!

This fun cake is a little more literal with the shamrocks and leprechaun hat and I love how festive it is!

This one truly is a rare beauty with three tiers of glittery gorgeousness! Absolutely in LOVE.

This one is elegant and lovely all around with it’s unique design. The pearl coloring and subtle accents are stunning!

I love the realistic shamrock and deep gold lace on this one and the sugar roses are breathtaking!

These lovely cakes have me wondering why I didn’t think of getting married on St. Patrick’s Day? It is my maiden name after all. In fact I may have one of the most Irish names ever. Shannon Emerald Patrick. Then the Mayes came along and contaminated it, but some things are worth contaminating for. I wish you a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day with as few pinches as possible (just wear some green).

Shannon Patrick Mayes

Shannon is the owner of SweetArt Cake Company in Lovell, Wyoming. Host of the YouTube channel The Sweet Spot, Shannon has been featured in several magazines including on the cover of Cake Masters. Blog writer and contributor to The Sugar Geek Show.


Cheesecake (Knefeh)

Knefeh is our national cheesecake it is eaten in Lebanon for breakfast as well as dessert . Like all pastries, it does not contain eggs made of a cheese similar to mozzarella and a semolina and butter crust. It is sweetened by dousing syrup on it after it comes out from the oven, piping hot . It is served with a sesame bread, kaak.

Each neighborhood in Beirut has a place that locals go to for their knefeh fix . One summer, one of my dad’s oldest friends, an Iraqi cardiologist, was visiting from Baghdad . Dr. Aladdin El-Jaafar and I were both craving knefeh and so we decided to roam the streets of Beirut looking for a good spot to buy some . He had heard of a street vendor in Hamra (the shopping district) that sold the best knefeh in West Beirut we found it and had a bite and decided it was mediocre so we kept walking until we finally landed on the Corniche (a large boulevard lined by the sea).

Set right next to a mosque was a pastry shop with squeaky clean marble floors the superior knefeh we were looking for was brought to our table with some Turkish coffee and glasses of water . Oh joy and relief! We immediately started plotting my trip to Baghdad the following spring. I wanted to interview Dr. El-Jaafar in depth and get his full life story on record I was fascinated by the titbits I had been hearing over the years. It was a story filled with kings, high-level politics, passion, love affairs, assassinations, conspiracies, jewels, maharajahs, prison, torture, riches, bankruptcies, Saddam, etc. I was convinced it would make John Le Carré green with envy this was a story that was real and more exciting than his spy novels.

Unfortunately, a few months later Irak was victim of a colossal invasion and my project had to be shelved.

This recipe is called “mock knafeh”, because the crust is made of American-style toasted bread instead of the semolina in Lebanon, you can buy the traditional semolina dough ready-made which makes the dessert easy to complete at home. The process of making the semolina dough is usually left to professionals. This is why ingenious Lebanese pastry chefs came up with this mock version, which is lighter and simpler to execute.

INGREDIENTS: 8 servings

FOR THE CHEESECAKE or Knefeh

  • 1 package of Ackawi cheese (substitute fresh mozzarella ) (12 ounces or 340 g) This cheese is sold at middle-eastern stores and is produced in Californiafor the US market.
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter (4 ounces or 112 g)
  • American-style bread toast, about 12 pieces (200 g)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of farina (cream of wheat)(or coarse semolina)
  • 3 pebbles of mastic (optional), pounded in a small mortar with a teaspoon of sugar.

FOR THE SYRUP

  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • a few drops of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of orange blossom water
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water

The day before:

  1. Desalt the cheese: Cut the cheese in 1/4 inch slices. Place them in a bowl and cover them with cold water. Keep in this water for about 12 hours, changing the water frequently. This process will desalt the cheese (another method is to place the cheese under the faucet and let it run slowly all night).
  2. Prepare the crust : Dry out the toast by leaving it outside for a day or two or placing it for one hour in a 200F oven cut the toast in coarse crumbs by pulsing it in a food processor (or by hand) the texture of the crumbs should resemble coarse bulgur or finer. Add the butter, cut in chunks and process until the mixture is crumbly and a bit moist.
  3. Place the mixture in a pyrex pie pan and press firmly to adhere to the bottom and sides of the pan. Note: The crust can be prepared the same day.

Prepare the cheese filling:

  1. Remove the cheese from the water and dry very well with paper towels. Grate the cheese in a food processor. Set aside.
  2. Heat the milk to reach the boiling point. Add the cream of wheat gradually while stirring continuously for two or three minutes. Add the grated cheese to this mixture and stir until the cheese melts. If using the mastic , add it now to the cheese mixture and stir for a few seconds.
  3. Cool the cheese mixture for a minute or two and pour over the toast crust.

When ready to consume:

  1. Bake the cheesecake in a preheated 350F oven for about 40 minutes, or until the crust is golden-brown. Let it rest for 15 minutes and flip it over on a serving plate, accompanied by the syrup on the side. You can also precut portions and keep in the freezer heat in the microwave when needed for a few seconds. The syrup will keep for one month in the fridge.
  2. While the cheesecake is baking, place the sugar and water in a heavy-bottomed pan add a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Bring to a boil and stir to melt the sugar. Boil for 7 minutes or so.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the flavorings. Set aside.

NOTE: To help release the crust, I place ice cubes on the pan, wrapped in a towel. Also, be careful not to cook the syrup too long, or it will be harder to pour. If that is the case, add a bit of water and reboil for a few seconds to get the right consistency.

Also, unlike American cheesecake which is served cold, this is served piping hot, the cheese oozing out,so if you had it in the fridge, plop into the microwave for 15 seconds or so.


St. Patrick's day recipes begging for a little green dye

View full size Photo courtesy of McCormick.com Try these cake pops for St. Patrick's Day.

Every year my sister and I woke up to a surprise in the kitchen on St. Patrick’s Day. There were mysterious green footprints that led a path from the door, up the walls and ceiling, and right up to the fridge.

When we opened the fridge we’d find a pitcher of green milk the leprechaun had dyed (perfect for our Lucky Charms) and, in some years, a bowl of green Jell-O.

It never seemed to get old.

Once we were old enough to reach where she kept the food coloring (and to realize that my parents were the leprechauns), my sister and I hatched a plan. We’d get her this year and turn her entire half-and-half — her one morning indulgence — bright green.

We waited until she went to bed and crept back down to the kitchen and dumped half the food coloring into the half-and-half container. We were feeling pretty slick, until the next morning.

Oh, mom was shocked alright. But she also pointed out that while she dyed the milk green in a separate, much, much smaller pitcher, we had dyed her entire carton of half-and-half green. Long story short, she was forced to drink baby-puke green coffee for about a month. And she’s hidden the food coloring ever since.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few green recipes for your sweet tooth.

View full size Photo Courtesy of McCormick.com Emerald Mint Milkshake

Here’s a handy guide for dying your favorite party foods green with food coloring.

8 ounce lemon-lime soda = 6 drops

½ cup blue-cheese or Ranch dressing or French Onion dip = 10-12 drops

1 package (18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix

2 teaspoons green food color

3/4 cup marshmallow creme (or substitute 1/2 cup canned vanilla frosting)

1 bag (14 ounces) white confectionery coating wafers

Green sprinkles (optional)

Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding food color. Bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch baking pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Crumble cake into bowl. Add marshmallow creme mix until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate 2 hours.

Melt coating wafers as directed on package. For each pop, dip ½ inch of lollipop stick into melted coating. Insert dipped end of lollipop stick halfway into cake ball. Let stand until coating is set. Dip each cake pop into melted coating. Shake gently to remove excess coating. Sprinkle or roll cake pops in green sprinkles, if desired. Place cake pops in Styrofoam blocks and let stand until coating is set. Makes 4 dozen.

View full size Photo courtesy of mccormick.com Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars

St. Patrick's day recipes begging for a little green dye

View full size Photo courtesy of McCormick.com Try these cake pops for St. Patrick's Day.

Every year my sister and I woke up to a surprise in the kitchen on St. Patrick’s Day. There were mysterious green footprints that led a path from the door, up the walls and ceiling, and right up to the fridge.

When we opened the fridge we’d find a pitcher of green milk the leprechaun had dyed (perfect for our Lucky Charms) and, in some years, a bowl of green Jell-O.

It never seemed to get old.

Once we were old enough to reach where she kept the food coloring (and to realize that my parents were the leprechauns), my sister and I hatched a plan. We’d get her this year and turn her entire half-and-half — her one morning indulgence — bright green.

We waited until she went to bed and crept back down to the kitchen and dumped half the food coloring into the half-and-half container. We were feeling pretty slick, until the next morning.

Oh, mom was shocked alright. But she also pointed out that while she dyed the milk green in a separate, much, much smaller pitcher, we had dyed her entire carton of half-and-half green. Long story short, she was forced to drink baby-puke green coffee for about a month. And she’s hidden the food coloring ever since.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few green recipes for your sweet tooth.

View full size Photo Courtesy of McCormick.com Emerald Mint Milkshake

Here’s a handy guide for dying your favorite party foods green with food coloring.

8 ounce lemon-lime soda = 6 drops

½ cup blue-cheese or Ranch dressing or French Onion dip = 10-12 drops

1 package (18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix

2 teaspoons green food color

3/4 cup marshmallow creme (or substitute 1/2 cup canned vanilla frosting)

1 bag (14 ounces) white confectionery coating wafers

Green sprinkles (optional)

Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding food color. Bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch baking pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Crumble cake into bowl. Add marshmallow creme mix until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate 2 hours.

Melt coating wafers as directed on package. For each pop, dip ½ inch of lollipop stick into melted coating. Insert dipped end of lollipop stick halfway into cake ball. Let stand until coating is set. Dip each cake pop into melted coating. Shake gently to remove excess coating. Sprinkle or roll cake pops in green sprinkles, if desired. Place cake pops in Styrofoam blocks and let stand until coating is set. Makes 4 dozen.

View full size Photo courtesy of mccormick.com Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars

St Patrick’s Day Desserts

With St Patrick&rsquos Day coming up and treats on my mind, I&rsquove rounded up ten clever and festive desserts that you and your kids will enjoy making, serving and eating!

Lucky Rainbow Jello- Glorious Treats. Kids will adore having their own tasty rainbows this St Patrick&rsquos Day!

Green With Envy Cheesecake Bars These festive little bite sized cheesecake bars are the perfect finger food for your party!

Irish Cream Push Pops- Hoosier Homemade. Who remembers eating those Flinstone push pops as a kid? These look way more delicious and more festive! Packed full of all things minty, kids and adults will both love these!

No Bake Thin Mint Cookie Truffles- Six Sisters Stuff. This recipe had me at &ldquono bake!&rdquo Thin mint cookies? Truffles? Yes yes yes! These are simple to make and you&rsquoll be popping them in your mouth by the handful.

Green Bundt Cake- Love From The Oven. This fun and festive cake is the perfect dessert to have after your corned beef and cabbage!

Shamrock Sandwich Cookies- Home Is Where The Holmans Are. Here&rsquos a clever Irish spin on whoopie pies! Green velvet cookies with delicious cream sandwiched in between!

Green Caramel Rice Krispie Treats- Wands And Wishes Design. I&rsquove never heard of a Rice Krispie and caramel combo but these little squares look simply delicious!

Layered Cake- I Am Baker. Here&rsquos the big daddy of all our St Patrick&rsquos Day desserts! This layered ombré cake is beyond gorgeous! This one will take you some time, but if you want to go all out this year, this is the dessert for you!

Pot Of Gold Cupcakes- Confessions Of A Cookbook Queen. These clever cupcakes actually aren&rsquot nearly as hard to make as they look!

Leprechaun Pie- Oopsey Daisy. This &ldquopie&rdquo is perfect for little ones and is really just jello and whipped cream! There&rsquos a hidden chocolate treasure inside and an Oreo on top!

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St Patrick's Day recipe ideas - Best Irish-themed food ideas from Guinness cheesecake to green Shamrock cookies

You&aposve stocked up on green accessories, bought an Irish flag and scouted out the cheapest bars in the area.

But what else can you do to celebrate St Patrick&aposs Day ?

Well, why don&apost you try out these Irish-themed food and drink recipes?

From Guinness -flavoured cheesecake to beer the colour of grass there are a number of delicious creations to help you enjoy St Patrick&aposs Day.

Let us know how they turned out in the comments section below.

1. Guinness chocolate cheesecake

They say all good things come in threes.

Well, this Guinness chocolate cheesecake is certainly an example of that.

The dessert would be a winning addition to any St Patrick&aposs Day meal, appealing to beer-drinkers, cake fanatics and chocoholics alike.

But it&aposs apparently so good that you might decide to keep it for yourself.

One reviewer wrote that the dessert is &apossimply amazing&apos, describing its texture as &aposa cross between a souffle and fudge&apos.

Another deemed it, &aposwithout a doubt, one of the most heavenly chocolate cheesecakes I&aposve ever made&apos.

For a review of the cake, click here or for advice on how to make it, click here .

2. Green beer

Make your friends green with envy by giving your beer a colourful twist.

Follow this home recipe and you&aposll be pouring the perfect pint before you know it.

3. Rainbow bagels

If these amazing bagels don&apost catch your eye, then nothing else will.

The swirly green, orange and white treats have been launched ahead of St Patrick&aposs Day.

But there&aposs just one catch - you&aposll need to travel to New York to get one.

The bagels have been produced by The Bagel Store in Brooklyn, where hordes of people queue up every day to stock up on &aposrainbow&apos masterpieces.

The products were made by the &aposworld&aposs premier bagel artist&apos Scot Rossillo.

For more information on Scot&aposs impressive range of bagels, click here .

St Patrick&aposs Day 2019

4. And if you&aposre not up for an impromptu trip to NYC. rainbow donuts

Leprechauns are said to hide their pots of gold at the end of rainbows.

So, why don&apost you celebrate the mischievous Irish fairies with these rainbow iced donuts?

All you&aposll need to create the delightful snacks are donuts (no surprises there), rainbow-coloured sprinkles, icing and shredded coconut.

First cut your donuts in half to make semi-circles.

Next dip them in icing and decorate with sprinkles to make your own rainbow.

Shredded coconut at the end of each semi-circle are the perfect addition to make your rainbows look like they are made from clouds.

For a step-by-step guide on how to make them, click here .

5. St Patrick&aposs Day parfaits

Made of jelly, whipped cream and sprinkles, these parfaits are bound to win over both children and adults.

Prepare the desserts and leave them in the fridge to chill until you&aposre ready to grab a spoon and dig in on St Patrick&aposs Day.


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