Chocolate Drizzled Skinny Cheesecake Bars

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That’s right. Skinny cheesecake bars. So you can have more than one without the guilt. icon smile Chocolate Drizzled Skinny Cheesecake Bars Chocolate drizzled for the added indulgence. Summer is a time for healthier and skinnier desserts so you can still fit into your swimsuit. But it doesn’t mean the cravings for rich and creamy cheesecake bars is not there. If you agree, you will love these bars. They satisfy the craving for sure.

And guess what? You only need a food processor to make this treat. No mixer necessary. Both the crust and the filling is made in food processor, which cuts down on prep time and makes for less dishes to wash.

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 The filling is sweet enough even with just two tablespoons of sugar. The ViSalus Protein Shake mix gives it sweet vanilla flavor which let me cut down on added sugar in this recipe. The crust is one of my easiest and healthiest ones. If you don’t have coconut or don’t like coconut, just use more almonds or more oats. Combine it all with melted coconut oil and press into the pan. Pour the filling on top and bake. It’s so easy!

Chocolate Drizzled Skinny Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 28 minutes

Total Time: 43 minutes

Yield: 16 bars from 1 8"x8" pan

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Scrumptious Skinny Cheesecake Bars drizzled with semi-sweet chocolate will leave you reaching for one more without the guilt. All comes together in 15 minutes in your food processor. Easy-peasy!

Ingredients

    for the crust:
  1. 1/2 c slivered almonds
  2. 1/2 c old-fashioned oats
  3. 1/2 c shredded coconut
  4. 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  5. for the cheesecake filling:
  6. 1 8oz. package of Neufchatel cheese (30% less fat cream cheese), softened, cut up into bite size pieces
  7. 6 Tbps ViSalus protein shake mix
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 2 egg whites
  10. 2 Tbsp almond milk
  11. 2 Tbps granulated sugar
  12. 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate, chopped, melted

Instructions

    to make the crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8"x8" square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine all crust ingredients except the coconut oil and process until the texture resembles coarse flour.
  3. Drizzle in the coconut oil and let it all come together.
  4. Press the crust into the bottom of the prepared pan. Set aside
  5. to make the cheesecake filling:
  6. Place cream cheese in food processor and process until smooth.
  7. With the food processor turned off, add protein shake mix, vanilla and egg whites. Process until smooth, about 40 seconds.
  8. Add milk and sugar and process for 20 seconds.
  9. Pour the cheesecake filling over the crust.
  10. Bake cheesecake for 28 to 30 minutes, or until it starts to turn golden on top and the edges are slightly browned.
  11. Cool cheesecake completely in the pan.
  12. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Serve.
  13. Store any leftover in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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  • sallys baking addiction

    I love cheesecake bars (just posted a recipe for them today!) But now Ih ave to try a skinny version. YUM!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Sally! Off to check out yours!

  • Kate@Diethood

    Holy wow! 15 minutes? And healthy?!? I’m game!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Thanks, Kate!

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    These don’t look like a skinny version at all, which is a compliment! They look very decadent and delicious!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      And they taste fabulous! Thanks, Marcie!

  • cathy- Noble Pig

    Yay, no dragging out the mixer!!! Love these, especially the chocolate drizzle.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      The fastest cheesecake bars in the world!! :) Thanks, Cathy!

  • Monica Cheng

    Ooh I love the idea of skinny cheesecake bars. I can never get enough of cheesecake in my life! (:

  • http://curryandcomfort.blogspot.com/ Curry and Comfort

    What a clever trick to use the protein shake mix in the cheesecake batter. :) They look great. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Well, thank you, my friend :)

  • grandbabycakes

    Oh these look super delicious! I love that they are skinny.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      And oh so delish! :) Thanks, Jocelyn!

  • http://tartineandapronstrings.com/ Jen Laceda

    Oooh! I like skinny! Such a clever way to use protein shake, too. I want some NOW.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Thanks, Jen!

  • Tutti Dolci

    I’m all for cheesecake in skinny form! Love that chocolate drizzle.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Laura!

  • Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste)

    These look so incredible! Love that mix of tangy cheesecake and chocolate. Thanks for sharing!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Kelly!

  • http://www.unegaminedanslacuisine.com/ Valerie

    I’d defeat the entire “skinny” purpose by eating every single bar! And I would be okay with that. ;)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol That’s what I am thinking too :) Thanks, Valerie!

  • http://www.thelittlekitchen.net/ JulieD

    How cute are these? And I love that they are skinny!! That means I can eat more, right? ;)

  • Mr. & Mrs. P

    No one would know that these are skinny. YUM!

  • Jocelyn

    Oh I love skinny desserts!! And this looks superb!!!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Girl, you had me at skinny. These look amazing!

  • http://www.texanerin.com/ Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    These look amazing! And I love that they’re skinny. Nice! :)

  • Auntie Patch

    What is ViSalus protein shake mix and can I sub something else?

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi there! If you follow the link in my post you can learn more about the ViSalus protein shake mix. You can substitute it with any protein shake mix. Thanks!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Hi Jonesy! I currently do not include calorie counts for my recipes. It’s a feature that could possibly appear in the future. Sorry.

  • Jeanne Marie Fusco

    These look absolutely amazing and so fast and easy!! I love my Vishake mix, how wonderful to be able to have a cheesecake bar with it!!!

  • Danette Wieting Larson

    if I don’t have a food processor is there any way to else I could make these possibly?