Mint Cheesecakes Jars
I was inspired to make these Mint Cheesecakes Jars from a post that was linked up to the Friday Frenzy last week. The post was actually for Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars from the Kitchen is my Playground. I wanted to change them up a bit so I made them with my favorite simple cheesecake recipe and few different ingredients. These were a big hit with my family, except one odd child who said they were too sweet. The other one suggested I make these Mint Cheesecakes Jars again for St. Patrick’s Day. Gotcha covered kid!
I pin just about every single post that comes across the Friday Frenzy link party, a good reason to link up blogger friends, because I never want to miss something amazing. When I saw the Grasshopper Cheesecake bars I was like “add that to my posts for the next 6 weeks” and then made them almost immediately. I had to strike while the iron was hot, in this case while I had cream cheese left in the house. I dug up some mint extract, chocolate grahams and a little green food coloring and I was in business.
a Tale of Two Boys
I didn’t find these to be overwhelmingly sweet. I love the cheesecake recipe I use because it isn’t incredibly sweet. Lots of good cheesecake flavor comes shining through without it being cloyingly sweet. I think my youngest just doesn’t like cheesecake and didn’t want to say he didn’t like it. A diplomatic effort on his part! My other son son said you should make these again on St. Patrick’s Day. I have to agree they would be perfect for the eating o’ the green. But really you can serve these anytime and no one will complain. Oh well there was that one kid…
I baked these in half pint jars because I like to pack desserts in jars with a lid and keep them in the fridge. That way they’re ready to roll whenver I need something to pop in a kids lunch. Or my husband’s lunch. Or for coffee hour once everyone is off to school. They’re handy and they have a lid so they are just totally portable.