Keto 7 day meal plan

Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

by KetoFocus.com
Nutrition Facts

12

Servings

350

Calories

32.1g

Fat

8g

Protein

5g

Net Carbs

Strawberries and cream combined to form a delicious keto cheesecake bar with a keto shortbread crust. Smooth, creamy and full of real strawberry flavor, this is the best keto dessert for the summer.

Shortbread Crust Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup Swerve or sweetener of choice
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Filling Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • ¼ cup Swerve
  • ½ cup monk fruit
  • 2 (8ox) packages cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup confectioner’s Swerve or powdered sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a square baking dish with a dampened piece of parchment paper. Have the ends hanging out to serve as handles to easily lift the cheesecake bars out of the pan.
  • 2
    To make the keto shortbread crust, combine all the ingredients for the crust in a small bowl. Press into a square baking dish lined with damp parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.
    press keto shortbread crust into baking dish
  • 3
    Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  • 4
    To make the filling, combine strawberries with ¼ cup Swerve or sweetener of choice.
    strawberry syrup
  • 5
    Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the strawberries start to soften and juices are released, about 5-8 minutes. Let cool.
    cooking strawberries on stovetop
  • 6
    Using a food processor or blender, puree the strawberry mixture until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
    puree strawberries
  • 7
    To the food processor or blender, add the cream cheese and monk fruit. Puree until smooth.
    blend cream cheese and sweetener
  • 8
    Add the eggs and vanilla to the cream cheese mixture and puree until incorporated.
  • 9
    Scrape the cream cheese mixture into the strawberry puree and stir until combined.
    mix strawberry puree with cheesecake mixture
  • 10
    Pour berry mixture onto cool keto shortbread crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until the edges are set and the center is still jiggly. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until firm (at least 4 hours or overnight)
    bake keto cheesecake
  • 11
    To make the topping, whip the cream and confectioner’s Swerve until fluffy. Add vanilla. Continue to whip until medium peaks are formed.
    keto whipped cream
  • 12
    Spread the whipped cream over the top of the cheesecake. May top with additional sliced strawberries if desired.
    spread keto whipped cream and strawberries

Strawberry Keto Cheesecake Bars

strawberries sliced and sitting on a cake My all time favorite dessert as a kid was cheesecake. Especially if you drizzle a sugary strawberry or cherry sauce on top. Delicious! I was thrilled to learn that my favorite childhood dessert can easily be turned into a ketogenic version.

This recipe for keto strawberry cheesecake bars is smooth, creamy and filled with sweetness and flavor from real strawberries. Topped with keto whipped cream and sitting on a crunchy keto shortbread crust. This is a keto cheesecake that will disappear fast, so you better get yours first!

Keto Shortbread Crust

keto cheesecake crust exposed sitting on parchment paper

This keto cheesecake sits on a crunchy, buttery shortbread keto crust. It has coconut flakes in it to give it crunch when you bite into the bars. If you aren’t a fan of coconut, you can omit the coconut flakes; however, they don’t really add too much coconut flavor. Just a hint.

The crust is baked in a square baking dish. To make it easy to lift out your keto cheesecake bars once they are done, I recommend lining the baking dish with parchment paper rather than using oil spray to keep it from sticking.

If you wet the parchment paper and wring out the excess water, it will become flexible and easily lay down in the baking dish. Then press the keto crust mixture on top of the parchment paper and bake! Make sure your parchment paper is long enough to have the edges hang over. When your bars are done, you can use these edges as handles to lift the whole thing out and slice into 12 pieces.

Keto Cheesecake Filling

Cheesecake filling with strawberries on top

The keto cheesecake filling is made with fresh strawberries, full fat cream cheese and eggs. This cheesecake recipe is baked which creates a fluffy, thick and creamy cheesecake base.

I like to use a combination of Swerve and monk fruit. Swerve is mostly erythritol. The combination of erythritol and monk fruit creates the best tasting and most authentic tasting keto desserts.

Keto Whipped Cream

egg beaters with whipped cream The keto whipped cream is a combination of heavy whipping cream, confectioners swerve and vanilla extract. The three are whipped together with an electric mixer until medium peaks form.

Spread a thick layer of the keto whipped keto over top of the finished cheesecake. For an added touch, cover the top of the whipped cream with sliced strawberries.

Are Strawberries Keto?

strawberries in bowl

Strawberries are safe to eat in moderation on the keto diet. Strawberries are relatively low in sugar and carbohydrates. One strawberry has 0.7 g net carbs. They make a delicious, sweet keto treat.

Storing Keto Cheesecake

Store keto cheesecake covered in an airtight container. Keep the strawberry keto cheesecake in the refrigerator. It will stay delicious for up to 3 days. This keto dessert can be made ahead of time and served the next day at your party or potluck.

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Annie Lampella

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I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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