Keto Candy Cane Cheesecake Bars
This week we are starting a short series of holiday recipes just before Christmas and we kick it off with a simple recipe for Keto Candy Cane Cheesecake Bars. This recipe can go two ways: 1) You could make a no bake version by excluding the crust or 2) Or by including the crust you add another flavor element with the crust. We opted to go with the almond flour crust.
We’ve actually made this twice since shooting the video for YouTube, the second time was for a office event for C.J., and the dish was a big hit even with “Carbies.” We topped it with sugar free candy cane bits, but that is totally optional. We also figured out that using a tooth pick or other thin type object for the swirl part works a bit better than the knife. Anyway as with any recipe, use it as a starting point and feel free to experiment. This turned out to be a very cool and refreshing after dinner dessert–ENJOY!
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Keto Candy Cane Cheesecake Bars
- 1 Cup Blanched Almond Flour
- 2 oz Butter
- 1 Tbsp Artificial Sweeteners
- 20 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
- 12 Oz Butter Softened
- 1 Cup Powdered Sweetener
- 1 1/2 Tsp Peppermint extract
- Red Food coloring 5 or 6 drops
- Crushed Sugar Free Peppermint Optional
- Combine crust ingredients
- Press into parchment paper lined 8x8 baking dish.
- Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.
- Let Cool
- Combine your cream cheese and butter, mix with hand mixer and combine well.
- Add in your natural sweetener. Continue mix until fluffy and fully incorporated.
- Next add your mint extract and mix well.
- Add your filling to the cooled crust, and spread evenly. (Make sure your crust is cool!)
- Sprinkle drops of the red food coloring onto surface of your filling.
- Using a toothpick or knife, swirl to make a red and white design.
- Sprinkle with crushed candies (Optional) .
- Refrigerate for at 2 hours, but overnight is best.
- Cut into approximately 2 inch squares. You should get approximately 16 bars.
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