The whole point of every cheesecake is the crust and the filling combination. When you find the perfect one, then you accomplish the mission of the most amazing dessert. These chocolate cheesecake bars are what you’re looking for.
One of the best flavor combinations is a chocolate crust and dark chocolate filling. Is this upcoming recipe sugar-free, gluten-free, and low carb? Absolutely yes!
Instead of refrigerating, we baked our Low-carb Chocolate Cheesecake Bars in the oven to get a soft and thicker filling. We let you to play with the sweetness and adjust it however you like.
This recipe is very flexible since you have many opportunities with ingredients. Play with them and let us know which flavor works best for you.
We used ground almonds for the crust, but you can use almond flour, coconut flour or any nut you would like. Walnuts or pecans would work well, but they have a bolder flavor. You could also add some seeds to enhance the nutrition profile, such as chia seeds or flaxseeds.
Research shows that eating nuts may help promote heart health. In fact, one study found that eating too few seeds and nuts may increase your risk of dying from diabetes or heart disease.
A study published in the American Medical Association Journal found that in 2012, over 300,000 American deaths were due to stroke, type 2 diabetes, or stroke. Additionally, about 45% of these deaths were due to eating too much or too little of 10 nutrients – one of which was nuts (*).
The researchers concluded that people who ate nuts every day lived longer and healthier lives than those who did not. Specifically, nuts have been shown to improve cholesterol levels, relax blood vessels, reduce blood clotting, increase a hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1 that improves insulin levels in people who are prediabetic, and contribute to satiety.
We recommend sharing these bars with your friends, family, or co-workers. You’ll impress them with your baking skills, even though this recipe is super easy to make!
Serve these immediately or freeze some dough for an even quicker treat next time!
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a small baking pan with parchment paper or grease it with oil. We used a 10×10 pan since we wanted a thinner crust. If you want your crust to be thicker, use a 9×9 pan.
Add ground almonds, coconut flour, butter, cocoa powder, and sweetener in a food processor. Pulse for a couple of times until well mixed.
Transfer the crust into the pan. Press gently with a measuring cup or with a spoon to flatten it. Refrigerate while you make the filling.
In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, egg, and sweetener.
Beat everything with an electric mixer then fold in chopped dark chocolate.
Pour the filling over the crust.
Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Use a toothpick to check if the center is baked.Let it cool completely before cutting. Cut into 16 squares and serve with more melted chocolate or some other topping.Enjoy!
Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
For the crust
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare a 10×10 baking pan, grease it and set aside.
- In a food processor, blend all ingredients for the crust. When the mixture is well combined, transfer into the bottom of the prepared pan and press with a flat cup or with a spoon to flatten. Refrigerate the crust while you prepare the filling.
- To make the filling. combine melted cream cheese, egg, and sweetener in a mixing bowl. Fold in dark chocolate pieces and stir to incorporate.
- Pour the filling over the crust and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Once done, remove from oven and let it cool before cutting into 16 squares and serving. Enjoy.
If you love chocolate, try these sugar-free, low-carb and ketogenic-friendly desserts: