Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars — 12 Days of Cookies

by in Holidays, Recipes, December 9th, 2012

Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars
12 Days of CookiesIt’s time for 12 Days of Cookies, Food Network’s annual virtual cookie swap. Each day, visit us here on FN Dish for a peek at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from your favorite Food Network chefs.

Rich, decadent and deliciously fudgy, this top-rated cheesecake boast three layers of chocolate goodness: a chocolate-cookie crust, bittersweet-chocolate filling and semisweet-chocolate glaze. If you’re used to relying on store-bought pie or cookie crusts to save time in the kitchen, try making this recipe at home. It comes together with just five ingredients and can be made entirely in the food processor. These peppermint-topped beauties need to chill overnight before you enjoy them, so plan ahead if preparing the bars for a party — or Santa.

Get the recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars and check out 12 Days of Cookies for dozens more recipes and holiday baking inspiration. Then, join the conversation: Tell us what you’re baking this season and what your all-time favorite cookie is.

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• Find recipes for our Top Holiday Cookies and bake up a batch in your kitchen.
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• Get recipes for past cookies below.

Day 1: Trisha Yearwood’s White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Day 2: Guy Fieri’s Gingersnap Stackers

Day 3: Tyler Florence’s Dark Chocolate Truffles

Day 4: Sunny Anderson’s Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

Day 5: Anne Burrell’s Pignoli Cookies

Day 6: Bobby Flay’s Triple Chocolate Cookies

Day 7: Jeff Mauro’s PB & J Blondie

Day 8: Ina Garten’s Fruitcake Cookies

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