Carrot Patch Cheesecake Bars

Carrot Patch Cheesecake Bars


There's carrot cake, and then there's CARROT CAKE—the kind of dessert that shows off because it's almost too cute to eat.
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1½ c. shredded carrots
  • ⅓ c. brown sugar
  • ⅓ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. chopped pecans
  • ⅓ c. vegetable oil
  • 2 8-oz. blocks cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ c. sour cream
  • ⅔ c. sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1½ c. white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • McCormick Red food coloring
  • McCormick Yellow food coloring
  • 12 large strawberries
  • 2 c. whipped cream
  • 2 c. chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9”-x-13” pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, McCormick Ground Cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, carrots, sugars, pecans, and oil until combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until a crust begins to form on top of the cake, 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make cheesecake filling: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat together cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined. Pour over baked carrot cake layer and bake until only slightly jiggly, about 25 minutes. Let cool slightly, then refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours or up to overnight.
  4. Meanwhile, make orange chocolate: In a small bowl, microwave white chocolate chips and coconut oil on high for 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds to remove clumps. Add McCormick Red and Yellow food coloring, then mix until combined. Keep adding until desired orange color is achieved.
  5. Make carrots: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Pierce each strawberry with a skewer and dunk in melted orange chocolate, repeating to coat, if necessary. Place on prepared baking sheet and refrigerate until set, 15 minutes.
  6. When cheesecake is cooled and “carrots” are set, top cheesecake with whipped cream and chopped pecans. Top with “carrots” and slice into bars before serving.

How To Make Carrot Patch Cheesecake Bars

Carrot Patch Cheesecake Bars are the no-fail Easter dessert you need. Full recipe:

Julkaissut Delish Maanantaina 15. huhtikuuta 2019