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Magical Unicorn Cheesecake Bars – Colorful and Delicious

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Unicorns are all the rage these days. Take a look on Pinterest, and you can find unicorn crafts, unicorn birthday party ideas, unicorn clothes, unicorn jewelry, and of course, all sorts of magical unicorn recipes! So to join in the fun, today I am sharing these colorful and delicious Unicorn Cheesecake Bars!

These unicorn cheesecake bars are a magical dessert your kids will love! #unicorn #cheesecake #dessert

These tasty Unicorn treats are so quick and easy-to-make it’s magic! You only need a few common ingredients and about 30 minutes. Unicorn-lovers will adore them, and they make a magical unicorn dessert!

Ready to see how to make these adorable unicorn cheesecakes?

unicorn cheesecake bars are easy to make

Unicorn Cheesecake Bars Recipe

  • Recipe makes one (1) 9 x 13 baking dish
  • tip – if you prefer a more pastel look to your colors, start by adding very small amounts of the color you want.

Ingredients to Make Unicorn Cheesecake Bars

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
Light Green, Light Blue, Hot Pink, Yellow, Purple, and Orange Nonpareils (I found mine at Michaels, although Amazon has something similar, too)
1 9×13 baking dish fitted with parchment paper

Cheesecake ingredients

3 8oz. cream cheese, softened
1 C sugar
3 eggs
1/4 C sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Light green, Light Blue, Hot Pink, Yellow, Purple, and Orange Nonpareils (also found at Michaels craft store)
Purple, Pink, and Blue gel food color

Bright and colorful unicorn cheesecake bars dessert

Instructions to Make Unicorn Cheesecake Bars

Sugar Cookie Dough Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F
  • Pour all the nonpareils into a bowl and mix until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Then, in another large mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the egg and the vanilla and mix well.
  • Now, add the dry ingredients all at once and mix for 5 seconds. Make sure you mix the dough until the flour is completely incorporated.
  • Add in 1/4 cup of nonpareils into the cookie dough, and combine.
  • Now, using about 3/4 of the dough, flatten the dough onto the bottom of the parchment-lined baking dish and set to the side.

Cheesecake Instructions

  • Using either a standing mixer or a hand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and sugar.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating each one until completely combined before adding the next egg.
  • Next, stir in the sour cream and the vanilla, and mix until combined.
  • Now, divide the batter into 3 separate bowls and add a few drops of each food coloring into each one until you reach the desired color. Make sure you mix each one thoroughly.
  • Once mixed, spoon 1 tablespoon at a time of each color onto the cookie dough bottom until all the batter has been added.
  • Then, take the remaining cookie dough, crumble it on top of the cheesecake batter and then follow with a sprinkle of some more nonpareils.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Once timer goes off, turn off the oven and crack the oven door open to release the heat.
  • Let cool in the oven for 1 hour
  • Then place the bars into the fridge to cool for a few more hours or overnight before enjoying.

Don’t they look amazing? I love all of the bright colors!

homemade unicorn cheesecake bars

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Yield: 12 servings

Unicorn Cheesecake Bars

Unicorn Cheesecake Bars

These unicorn cheesecake bars are a magical dessert your kids will love! #unicorn #cheesecake #dessert

Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Cooling Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 32 minutes

Ingredients

For the Sugar Cookie Crust

  • 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter , softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Nonpareils, Light green, Light Blue, Hot Pink, Yellow, Purple, and Orange

For The Cheesecake

  • 3 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Nonpareils, Light green, Light Blue, Hot Pink, Yellow, Purple, and Orange

Instructions

Sugar Cookie Crust

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

Cheesecake

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 bars

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 511Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 8g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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