Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
Staff Writer
Mellissa Sevigny

As beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat, these cheesecake bars elevate a traditional cheesecake recipe by adding the bright and refreshing flavors of raspberries.

9
Servings
335
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the macaroon crust

  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 Cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder

For the cheesecake filling

  • 8 Ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 Cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup raspberries
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions

For the macaroon crust

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the butter and sugar . Add the coconut, coconut flour, and baking powder, mixing until they are thoroughly combined. Press the mixture into a lightly greased 9 by 9-inch pan and set it aside. 

For the cheesecake filling

Beat the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Add the egg and the vanilla extract and mix them until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture over the set aside crust. In a small bowl, mash the raspberries and the sugar substitute together with a fork. Drop this mixture by spoonfuls over the cheesecake mixture and then swirl it gently with a fork until it's distributed over the entire top – being careful not to overmix. Bake the cheesecake in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove and chill before cutting into bars and serving. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
46g
35%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
75µg
11%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
232mg
23%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
42mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
346mg
23%
Water
28g
1%

Raspberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Raspberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.