Two delectable keto desserts in one! These easy, tender Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars will quickly become your favorite sugar-free treat. Easy to make and now with a how-to video.
Another of my most popular keto dessert recipes gets a much needed update. They are now easier to make and lower in carbs. If you love cookies and you love cheesecake, you are going to adore these Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake bars.
And of course I had to shoot a video while I was at it! Skip to the recipe if you want to watch me make them.
If cookies and cheesecake had a baby…
I do believe that combo desserts like this are called mash-ups. And I blame Pinterest (and all my fellow food bloggers) for leading me down this dark, dark path of temptation. Pinterest, in all its food porn glory, could easily be my ruin.
Or it could be my salvation — it all depends on how you look at it. Ever since they implemented “secret” boards, I’ve been happily pinning inspirational recipes – recipes that are all sorts of carby and gluten-y, but that I intend to make over into healthy, low carb versions.
But I have far more makeover ideas saved than I could possibly do in a lifetime. I keep trying, though. And I promise to never ever stop trying!
Updated Keto Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
Many of you loved this recipe before and may be wondering what I did to update it. Not to worry, all the great flavor is still here. And I still used my favorite Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe for the base and the topping.
I cut down both the keto cookie crust and the cheesecake filling a little bit, but I also cut the servings down from 20 to 16. This way, you don’t have quite as much sweet dessert temptation calling your name!
I also ditched the coconut sugar in favor of Swerve Brown. Back when I first created this recipe in 2015, Swerve’s wonderful brown sugar replacement didn’t exist. I used to use a touch of coconut sugar or sometimes Yacon syrup to get that wonderful brown sugar flavor. But now I don’t have to!
I also made them easier by simply melting the butter and adding it right into the mix, rather than beating it separately with the sweetener. Now you can get these delicious bars into your mouth even sooner!
Can these keto cheesecake bars be made ahead?
Good news! They most certainly can. Keto dessert bars like this refrigerate and freeze really well.
Make sure to let them cool properly before wrapping them up tightly to store. You can freeze them in the pan, if you like, but I recommend pressing plastic wrap to the surface of the bars, to avoid freezer burn. Then wrap the whole pan tightly in foil.
You could also cut them into individual servings and wrap each one of those up tightly, so that you can enjoy them anytime the craving strikes. And I think the cravings might strike a lot!
More Delicious Keto Cheesecake Bars
- Lemon Cheesecake Bars
- Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars
- Eggnog Cheesecake Bars
- No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Bars
- Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
- Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/3 cup powdered Swerve
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
Preheat oven to 325F and grease a 9-inch square pan well.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, shredded coconut, sweetener, baking powder, and salt.
Add the egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract and beat until the dough comes together. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Press about two-thirds of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until just browning around the egdes, then remove from the oven and let cool (it will not be fully baked at this point).
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sweetener and beat until well combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla, then thin out with the heavy cream, beating until smooth.
Pour the filling over the cooled crust. Take the remaining cookie crust mixture and crumble over the top of the filling, pressing lightly to adhere.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the top crust is golden and the filling is just a little jiggly in the center. Remove from the oven and let cool, then refrigerate for 1 hour until set.