Mardi Gras Bars Recipe


  • The Crust:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 sticks cold butter
  • 6 TBSP sugar
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • The Filling:
  • 2 –8oz pkg cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • The Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.

Making the Crust:

Combine all crust ingredients in food processor. pulse until all combined and fine in texture.

Press the crust mixture into your prepared pan.

Making the Filling:

Beat all filling ingredients and gently spread over the crust.

Bake for 30 minutes.

For the Glaze:

Whisk together glaze ingredients and immediately pour over hot filling.

Next mix your sugar with the food coloring and combine completely.

Place in a diagonal pattern over the glaze in a diagonal pattern.

Cool completely and cut into bars.