Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

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Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
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.

Ready in
40 m
9
Servings
319
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
9 large bars

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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
35%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
73%
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
186µg
21%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.1%
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.8%
Vitamin K
3µg
3%
Calcium
54mg
5%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
9µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
9µg
2%
Iron
0.5mg
2.7%
Magnesium
10mg
3%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
0.8%
Phosphorus
78mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
92mg
3%
Sodium
129mg
5%
Sugars, added
21g
N/A
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
2.4%

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