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Sprinkle crushed peppermint or place a miniature peppermint candy on top of these colorful marbled bars before serving this luscious dessert.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
35 mins
bake:
20 mins
cool:
1 hr
chill:
4 hrs
total:
5 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
32
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

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  • For crust, in a medium bowl, combine crushed cookies, 2 tablespoons sugar, and the melted butter; stir until coated. Press mixture evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, for filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and the vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in milk until combined. Stir in eggs.

  • Transfer 1 cup of the cream cheese mixture to a small bowl; stir in peppermint extract and enough red food coloring to make desired color. Pour the plain cream cheese mixture over partially baked crust, spreading evenly. Drizzle red cream cheese mixture over plain cream cheese mixture. Use a thin metal spatula to gently swirl the mixtures.

  • Bake in the preheated oven about 20 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Cut into bars. Sprinkle bars with crushed candies or place a miniature peppermint candy on each bar before serving. Makes 32 bars.

Tips

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 54mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 15g; protein 3g; sodium 107mg.
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