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Unicorn Cheesecake Bars with a soft sugar cookie crust is a delicious dessert and perfect for a unicorn birthday party. Full of fun, bright colors and lots of flavor.
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5 from 4 votes

Unicorn Cheesecake Bars

Unicorn Cheesecake Bars with a soft sugar cookie crust is a delicious dessert and perfect for a unicorn birthday party. Full of fun, bright colors and lots of flavor.
Course: Dessert
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 3 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 C sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Nonpareil sprinkles  Light Blue, Hot Pink, Yellow, Purple, and Orange Nonpareil's (bought from Michaels craft stores)
  • Purple Pink, and Blue gel color

Instructions

Sugar Cookie Dough Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Pour all the nonpareils into a bowl and mix until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients all at once and mix for 5 seconds.
  • Mix the dough until the flour is incorporated.
  • Mix in 1/4 C of the sprinkles into the cookie dough
  • Using 3/4 of the dough, flatten dough onto the bottom of the baking dish and set aside

Cheesecake Directions:

  • Using a standing mixer, cream together the cream cheese and sugar
  • Add eggs, one at a time and beat until combined before adding the next egg.
  • Now stir in the sour cream and vanilla
  • Mix until combined.
  • Split batter into 3 bowls and add a few drops of each color into a bowl
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of each color onto the cookie dough
  • Using the remaining cookie dough, crumble it on top of the cheesecake batter and sprinkle some more of the sprinkles
  • Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Once timer goes off, turn off the oven and crack the oven door open.
  • Let cool in the oven for 1 hour
  • Place the bars into the fridge to cool for a few more hours or overnight before enjoying.