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Unicorn Cheesecake Bar Recipe – Colorful And Magical

Isn’t this unicorn cheesecake bars recipe so fun?! Are you throwing a birthday party and looking for ways to incorporate a unicorn dessert into the mix? These rainbow cheesecake bars will do just the trick! Unicorn Cheesecake Bars = pure joy.

Unicorn Cheesecake

When I showed these to my children, they acted as if they were seeing a real unicorn for the first time. OOOOHs and AHHHHHs filled the room.

You want to talk about a playdate showstopper? Here you go. Unicorn cheesecake always win. And I feel like unicorn cheesecake bars get you a few extra gold stars with the neighbors. Not that you need that! 🙂 

Unicorn Cheesecake Bar Recipe 

To make this dessert, you need a little bit of time. I’m not going to lie. This recipe isn’t one you can throw together in 5 minutes. But check out the results!! Totally worth the effort. Here’s how you break it down.

Unicorn Dessert Idea - Rainbow Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Unicorn Cheesecake Ingredients:

makes 1 9×13 baking dish

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 Nonpareil’s (bought from Michaels craft stores)
  • 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 Nonpareil’s (bought from Michaels craft stores)
  • Purple, Pink, and Blue gel color

Unicorn Cheesecake Baking Directions

mix baking ingredients

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour all the nonpareils into a bowl and mix until combined. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the dry ingredients all at once and mix for 5 seconds. Mix the dough until the flour is incorporated.

Mix in 1/4 C of the nonpareil’s into the cookie dough Using 3/4 of the dough, flatten dough onto the bottom of the baking dish and set aside

Unicorn Cheesecake Directions

Using a standing mixer, cream together the cream cheese and sugar Add eggs, one at a time and beat until combined before adding the next egg.

Now stir in the sour cream and vanilla Mix until combined. Split batter into 3 bowls and add a few drops of each color into a bowl Spoon 1 tablespoon of each color onto the cookie dough Using the remaining cookie dough, crumble it on top of the cheesecake batter and sprinkle some more of the nonpareil’s.

Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Once the timer goes off, turn off the oven and crack the oven door open. Let cool in the oven for 1 hour. Place the bars into the fridge to cool for a few more hours or overnight before enjoying.

If you loved this unicorn cheesecake and are looking for more kid-friendly recipes, check out the Tasty Junior Cookbook. When you are done, you can make this fun Unicorn Craft for Kids

unicorn dessert
Unicorn Dessert Idea

Unicorn Dessert Idea

Ingredients

  • 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 Nonpareil's (bought from Michaels craft stores)
  • * 1 9x13 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 Nonpareil's (bought from Michaels craft stores)
  • * Purple, Pink, and Blue gel color

Instructions

Sugar Cookie Dough Directions

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

Cheesecake directions

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

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