Fudgy chocolate brownie bars are covered with a thick and creamy layer of cheesecake, for a secretly low carb dessert that everyone will love!
This easy recipe can be vegan and sugar free… with just 9 ingredients.
Both keto and non-keto versions are included below, making it the perfect chocolate treat for almost any diet.
And if possible, the cheesecake brownie bars taste even better than they look!
Also try these Keto Pancakes – 5 Ingredients
Brownies and cheesecake are two of my favorite desserts, and if you asked me to choose only one…
It’s an impossible choice.
These cream cheese brownie bars give you the best of both worlds, so if you’re anything like me, now there’s no need to choose.
The keto version has under 2 net carbs per brownie and is also naturally gluten free. And the recipe is easy to make vegan as long as you use flax eggs and vegan cream cheese (either homemade or a brand such as Miyokos, Kite Hill, Tofutti, or Trader Joes).
*For a version without nuts, feel free to sub your favorite brownie recipe, such as these Sweet Potato Brownies, shown above.
I recommend storing leftover brownie bars in the refrigerator for freshness, or they can also be frozen for a later date.
Sometimes I like to melt chocolate chips with a little coconut oil and spread it over the bars after chilling, but they are still great if you choose to skip this step.
Keto Cream Cheese Brownie Bars
*Optional: I melted 3 oz chocolate chips (or sugar free chocolate chips) with a little oil and spread it over the bars after chilling.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix brownie ingredients. Spread evenly into a greased or lined 8×8 pan. Smooth down with a sheet of parchment if needed. Blend cheesecake ingredients until smooth, using a regular or immersion blender or food processor. Spread on top of brownie layer. Bake 25 minutes on the center rack. Don’t open the oven door (not even to check), but turn off heat and let sit 8 minutes. Take out the undercooked bars and let cool completely, then refrigerate a few hours until firm.
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