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mint chocolate chess bars

Mint Chocolate Chess bars

These chess bars are a chocolate cookie bottom with a mint cream cheese flaky layer. Perfect for a St. Patty's Day treat!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Kitchen
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 468 kcal


  • Stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Home Decor
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 9x13 cake pan
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • spatula


  • 1 box Duncan Hine's dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 8oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • green gel food coloring


Mint Chocolate chess bars

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 9x13 cake pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • Using your stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine cake mix, softened butter and 1 egg. Mixture will have consistency of play-doh. Press into the bottom of the 9x13 pan.
  • Using your electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the cream cheese, peppermint extract, and confectioner's sugar until smooth and well-blended. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Lastly, add in the green gel food coloring until you get the color you desire.
  • Pour mixture over the crust in the pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Turn oven down to 325° and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes (oven temps vary). Bars are done when there is browning and cracking on top and filling is set.


Serving: 12peopleCalories: 468kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 4gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 320mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 1gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 549IUCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg
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