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Bailey's Cheesecake Bars are a yummy combination of cheesecake and chocolate ganache on a graham cracker crust. Perfect St. Patty's Day dessert!

Bailey's Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 C graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter melted
  • 2 tbsp green food coloring.
  • 3 - 8 z packages cream cheese softened
  • 2 ⁄3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C mint chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 1 C Semi Sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp Bailey's Irish liqour
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and green food coloring. Stir well to combine. Press into the bottom of prepared baking pan.
  4. Using a standing mixer, beat together cream cheese and sugar.
  5. Add eggs, one a time and mix well.
  6. Stir in vanilla extract.
  7. Mix in 3/4 C of the mint chocolate chips
  8. Pour cream cheese mixture on top of crust.
  9. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the cheesecake mixture
  10. Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until center is set.
  11. Cool for 15 minutes and then transfer to the refrigerator to cool completely.
  12. Using a small pot, heat heavy whipping cream until simmering
  13. Place the chocolate chips and Bailey's into a heat proof bowl and pour the hot heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips
  14. Allow to sit for 1 minute before mixing until smooth
  15. Pour the chocolate ganache over the cooled cheesecake
  16. Cut into bars and enjoy!